Rail Projects

Advances in railway cybersecurity

As railways become increasingly dependant on digital technologies, with IP used for devices from CCTV cameras to mission-critical train control systems, they also need to protect themselves by ensuring they have robust cyber security.

Transmashholding acquires South African rolling stock facility

The facility will become TMH's only production site in Africa. It will be used to assemble, maintain and refurbish diesel and electric locomotives as well as coaches for South Africa and the rest of the continent.

£350m loan agreed for Crossrail cost overrun

The Department for Transport has signed off a £350 million loan to help cover the rising cost of Crossrail.

Derby resignalling – 79 days later

In July, Network Rail embarked on a £200 million remodelling of Derby station and the railway that surrounds it. The project team had 79 days to complete the work and it would have to do so, for the most part, without closing the station.

Early works award for Skanska on Mälaren line in Sweden

Sweden's transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Skanska a €29 million contract for early works on the Mälaren line.

Audit launched into Rail Baltica

The audit's main aim is to understand whether the existing procurement and contracting models are efficient and enable an effective and economic delivery of the Rail Baltica project.

Further contract win for Hyundai Rotem in Bangladesh

The $239 million order for 70 diesel-electric locomotives, announced on October 11, follows an order for 10 diesel-electric locomotives in May.

Centre of excellence for rail systems to be created in Toulouse

Located at Safran's Toulouse base in France, the centre will accommodate up to 100 engineers to develop the rail systems of today and tomorrow.

Search for developer to transform Sydney underground station into a world-renowned attraction

Transport minister Andrew Constance said the government is seeking expressions of interest from Australia and around the world to transform the hidden station space.

Renfe to operate Texas Bullet Train

Renfe runs 5,000 trains daily on 7,500 miles of track. In 2017 it moved more than 487 million passengers and 19.6 million tons of freight.
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...