Subways and Metros

Rail safety lecture from senior engineer to be held at IET

Carrying over a billion passengers a year means safety is a top priority for London Underground. It is just that topic that will be reviewed when a leading LU engineer gives a lecture about keeping the Tube’s passengers safe...

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson announces major progress with Jubilee line upgrade

London Underground (LU) confirm that a new signalling system is operating on the majority of the line. More work is still to be done on the northern end of the line. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that...

New ticket office times to be introduced on the Tube network

London Underground (LU) has announced that on Sunday 6 February new ticket office opening hours will be introduced in most Tube stations, with staff previously behind ticket office windows deployed to areas of stations where passengers most value their...

Latimer Road station to close for three months for engineering works

Latimer Road station will close for three months on Monday 17 January so work to extend platforms can take place. The works are part of the essential upgrade of the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines which, when complete,...

Washington Metro’s proposed FY2012 budget focuses on safety, reliability and supporting economy

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles proposed a $1.4 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2012 that maintains the current level of rail, bus and paratransit services without increasing fares. His proposed budget is the first step...

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...

Ansaldo STS signs contract for the new Copenhagen Metro worth EUR 700 million

In Copenhagen, Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), a Finmeccanica Group company, signed a contract worth a total of EUR 700 million to build the technological system of city’s new metro, Cityringen. The new line, which will run entirely underground, will be a...

Firstco wins two new projects as part of London Underground’s ‘Cooling the Tube’ programme

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,...

Poems on the Underground celebrates 25th anniversary

Poems on the Underground have been delighting customers on the Tube for a quarter of a century. Judith Chernaik, the brainchild behind the idea of displaying poems in Tube carriages, continues to choose the verses with her colleagues...

London Underground lies exposed as new documents show that nearly a third of tube stations will be left unstaffed as cuts bite

Tube Union RMT have demanded an immediate halt to the London Underground cuts programme as new documents released the union show that 30.5% of stations have been scheduled to be unstaffed during operational hours – a direct contradiction of...
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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in...
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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...