New high-speed lines, light rail boom and greater autonomy – the condition of France’s rail market in 2017

Covering both main line and urban rail infrastructure, the review details the key players in France's industry. 
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Bizarre video shows motorist risking their life to take photos of a car on a level-crossing

Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail has released video footage of a motorist's dangerous exploits at a level-crossing.
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Alstom delivers its longest Citadis tram to Ireland

The Alstom Citadis trams are 54.6m-long and are the rolling stock manufacturer's longest model.
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Tatra-Yug completes testing of new K1M6 tram model

The K1M6 has been tested in the city of Kamianske, Ukraine, since September and last week marked the completion of all tests, inspections and exploitation trials.
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Hyundai Rotem signs €50m maintenance contract in Ukraine

South Korean rolling stock manufacturer Hyundai Rotem has signed a maintenance contract extension with the Ukraine Railway Speed Company.
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Progress Rail to buy Downer’s rail freight division

American locomotive manufacturer Progress Rail has agreed to buy the rail freight division of Australian firm Downer for $109 million.
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Eurotunnel rebrands as ‘Getlink’

The company that runs the Channel Tunnel has announced a rebrand to take it into a "new era".
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Midland Metro extension receives £200m boost from UK government

West Midlands mayor Andy Street has confirmed that £200 million from the UK government's new 'Transporting Cities Fund' will be used to extend the Midland Metro to Brierley Hill.
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Siemens and Stadler begin assembly of pre-series S-Bahn trains

Technicians have begun work on the new pre-series S-Bahn trains in Germany.
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Construction firms chosen to build Boston’s Green line extension

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded the $1 billion contract to design and construct the Green line extension of Boston's light rail network. 
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Faiveley Transport awarded €127m train contracts in New South Wales

Faiveley Transport has been awarded contracts worth more than $150 million to supply railway systems and maintenance services for the New Intercity Fleet in New South Wales, Australia.
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CAF confirms 60-vehicle contract for Naples metro

Naples city council has awarded a contract to Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF to supply 10 six-car trains for the city's metro system.
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