MTA to close L train tunnel for 18 months for Hurricane Sandy repairs

Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin.A busy subway tunnel linking Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York is to close for 18 months to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The closure, which[...]
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Norway approaches suppliers for ERTMS solution

Photo: shutterstock.com.Norway’s Jernbaneverket has issued a request for quotation (RFQ) to several prequalified companies to supply the country’s first ERTMS signalling system. Suppliers have been divided into three categories: traffic management[...]
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Hybrid shunting locomotive launched at Port of Hamburg

metrans_primah3Metrans has begun operating its first new hybrid shunting locomotives at the Port of Hamburg. Metrans, the rail subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has received the first[...]
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Recycled Tube trains to re-enter passenger service this year

Class 230Vivarail’s D-Train has its first customer and will enter passenger service between Coventry and Nuneaton later this year. A Class 230 prototype, which started life as a London Underground D-Stock[...]
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Upgraded ITCS signalling for Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Photo: shutterstock.com.Alstom, alongside its Chinese joint venture CASCO Signalling, is to upgrade the train control system on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The €15 million contract includes improvements to the Incremental Train Control[...]
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EU funding for Bucharest Metro Line 5

Photo: Mihai Petre/ CC BY-SA 3.0.More than €170 million has been committed through the European Regional Development Fund for the first phase of Bucharest’s M5 Line. The European Commission has approved proposals to help fund[...]
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Ground broken on Singapore metro extensions and multi-storey depot

Photo: Land Transport Authority.A groundbreaking ceremony was held today in Singapore to mark the start of work on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) East Coast stretch, Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) and the[...]
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FirstGroup lands first US rail operating contract

media-center04First Transit, a subsidiary of UK bus and train operator FirstGroup, has been awarded its first contract to operate rail services in the USA. From October, First Transit will take[...]
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Length of world’s automated metros to quadruple by 2025

Front of Riyadh Metro train. Photo: Alstom.The combined length of automated metros around the world will quadruple to 2,200 kilometres by 2025, according to new figures published by UITP. Statistics released this week have shown that[...]
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New trains and expanded network put forward in Tyne and Wear Metro strategy

Vision of new Metro train 2015Proposals to introduce new Tyne and Wear Metro trains from 2020 and reopen disused lines have been presented by the North East Combined Authority. The 20-year, £1 billion ‘Metro and[...]
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Transnet completes first phase of coal line capacity enhancement

Photo: Transnet.South Africa’s Transnet is celebrating the completion of the first phase of capacity enhancement works on its Waterberg to Richards Bay coal line. A 1.8-kilometre passing loop has been constructed[...]
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Three Peaks triumph

Three Peaks 2016This year’s Three Peaks Challenge by Rail raised close to £165,000 for Railway Children, bringing the total raised for the charity to £2.4 million. Three Peaks by Rail was launched in 2004. A team from the Department for Transport achieved the fastest time this year, completing the combined 11,200 feet of climbing in just 13 hours […]
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