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Eurostar’s first direct service to Amsterdam launched in London

The very first direct Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam departed earlier this morning following months of testing. A special preview service left London St Pancras at 08.31 this morning bound for the Dutch capital. Commercial service is due to start...

Testing of Saudi Arabia’s first high-speed railway reaches Mecca

The first test run has been completed between Jeddah and Mecca on Saudi Arabia's Haramain high-speed railway.

Hitachi rolls out first UK-built Class 385

Hitachi presented the first Class 385 for ScotRail to be built at its Newton Aycliffe plant during a ceremony earlier today.

Aberdeen launch for Scotland’s first HST

ScotRail has officially welcomed the first of its cascaded HSTs.

First look: Class 68 in TPE colours

TransPennine Express (TPE) has issued the first photo of one of its newly liveried Class 68 locomotives.

Class 707s enter service on Windsor routes

The first two Class 707s have entered passenger service on the Windsor routes - a few days before the franchise is handed over to First/MTR.

DB Cargo places 100-locomotive framework order with Siemens

DB Cargo has signed a framework agreement with Siemens worth a quarter of a billion euros for up to 100 new Vectron locomotives.

New Sydney tram unveiled

The first new Citadis X05 tram for Sydney has been delivered by Alstom. The French manufacturer is supplying 60 Citadis light rail vehicles (LRVs) to the city for its CBD and South East Light Rail network. The LRVs are designed to...

HS2 awards £6.6bn Phase One construction contracts

HS2 has awarded construction contracts worth £6.6 billion for the first phase of the high-speed line between London and Birmingham. Four of the nine contractors which bid for the seven construction packages have been successful. A breakdown of the winning bidders...

Hungary set for first double-deck trains

Stadler has signed a framework agreement with Hungarian national rail operator MÁV-Start to provide up to 40 six-car double-deck KISS EMUs. The double-deck trains, which will have a maximum operating speed of 160km/h, will be the Eastern European country's first, according to Stadler. The...
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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...
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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...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...