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Network Rail issues major design tender for Crossrail North-East Spur

Network Rail has issued a major invitation to tender for the design of the bulk of works planned on the north-east section of the Crossrail route, between Stratford in east London and Shenfield in Essex. The invitation...

Suburban passenger services to be provided by suburban rail companies from 2011

From 2011, all suburban passenger services will be carried out only by suburban rail companies as part of the structural reform of commuter rail services. Rail reform is being carried out in accordance with the “Programme of ...

Alstom to equip the first line of the Panama metro and provide 45 cars for Line 2 of Santo Domingo metro

Alstom has won two contracts to equip both the first metro line in Panama and line 2 of the Santo Domingo metro, representing a total amount of more than €300 million. In Panama, the SMP (Secretaría del Metro de Panama)...

Ansaldo STS wins contract for the Zhetygen – Korgas Line in Kazakhstan

The joint venture “Kazakhstan TZ - Ansaldo STS Italy Limited Liability Partnership” has awarded Ansaldo STS (STS.MI) a contract worth around EUR 45.6 million for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the signalling systems and telecommunications for the Zhetygen – Korgas...

Main works begin on £170m upgrade of vital rail corridor

Network Rail has begun work on a major £170m enhancement of the railway linking Glasgow to the Clyde coast and Ayrshire. The Paisley Corridor Improvements (PCI) project will upgrade the track and signalling on the busy rail corridor between Shields...

Mott MacDonald to provide design services for Bangalore metro phase I, India

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC) - a joint venture between Soma Enterprise Limited, CEC International Corporation India (CICI) and the contractors for Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) - to provide technical consultancy services...

New rail product from DB Schenker links Oslo and Narvik

DB Schenker’s new product connects the Norwegian capital Oslo to the Arctic Circle town of Narvik. The national company Schenker AS now offers regular rail transports on the 1,960 kilometer route. The DB Schenker North Rail Express brings consumer...

Laing O’Rourke JV wins major rail infrastructure contract in Hong Kong

Laing O’Rourke, the international engineering and construction group, has today announced that in a three-way joint venture with leading Chinese contractors Hsin Chong and Paul Y, it has secured a £260m rail infrastructure contract as part of the construction...

Warning for transport minister in Germany: business as usual not appropriate “People are expecting a concept for rail transport”

Following the annual discussion about the quality of the railways in winter, the German Pro-Rail Alliance is demanding that federal transport minister, Peter Ramsauer (from the CSU), does not simply "go back to business as usual"....

Crossrail Chief Executive Rob Holden to step down

Crossrail Limited, the organisation charged with delivering a new east-west Railway Project for London and the south-east, today announced that Chief Executive Rob Holden has decided to step down from his current role and will leave later this year. Mr...

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Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff...

Transport for London to extend use of RISQS supplier qualification scheme

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its use of rail-industry body RSSB’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which will now be...

BTP praised for cracking down on County Lines gangs

Priti Patel MP, the Home Secretary, has praised the impact of a nationwide crackdown on county lines drug dealing by forces including...

First large HS2 structure starts to come together

Components for one of the first large structures to be built as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project have arrived on...

GTR staff cover over 800 miles for NHS

To raise cash for NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients, a group of railway workers has cycled, walked and jogged...