A joint venture agreement has been signed between Hyder and WSP to carry out design work for the redevelopment of London Bridge station. HyderWSP will work alongside main contractor Costain on the project, which will see the complete phased demolition...
Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) may have to close the majority of its rail network if no extra government funding is forthcoming over the next few years. In their Rail Review 2016 Report, Irish Rail and the National Transport Authority said...

MTA completes 7 Line extension

MTA has completed its $2.42 billion 7 Line extension to Manhattan's West Side with the opening of a new station at Hudson Yards - the first new station to be added to New York's subway system since 1989. Construction began...
UK Rail Minister Stephen Hammond has unveiled a full-scale mockup of one of the new fleet of Thameslink trains. Stakeholders and members of the press were given a first look at the new electric trains during an event at London's...
Ile-de-France transport authority STIF has placed a framework order with Alstom for up to 90 Citadis trams. STIF has placed a firm order for 22 trams worth €70 million, with options for up to 68 additional vehicles. The new units...
The first train built for London's Elizabeth line has gone into passenger service on the capital's rail network. It is the first of 66 Class 345 EMUs being built by Bombardier in Derby for the Elizabeth line, which is being...
Transport for London (TfL) has said it will have to order four extra Elizabeth line trains as it looks to run more services on the line than initially planned. The improved service frequency has been announced following collaboration with the Department...
Network Rail and its main contractor, J Murphy & Sons, are close to completing the £133 million electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line. Work on the London Overground line is 80 per cent complete and on schedule to...
An innovative use of the Saint-Etienne tramway to carry goods was trialled earlier this month. The 'TramFret' project aims to capitalise on the existing tram network to launch integrated cargo services in-between passengers services using recycled rolling stock. Feedback from the experiment...
The 'Cooling the Tube' programme has been established to minimise the problem of increasing temperatures across the London Underground network, which can surpass 30°C at some locations through the summer months. As part of this programme,...