Bombardier delivers first new people mover to Shanghai

Bombardier has delivered the first of 44 new driverless automated people mover (APM) vehicles to Shanghai. Bombardier is supplying the Innovia APM 300 trains for Shanghai Metro’s Line 8 Phase 3 – an elevated dual-track line between Pujiangzhen and Shendu Highway Station. The rubber-tired vehicles, ordered by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group in June last year, are the first […]
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Ground broken on Manchester’s Trafford Park line

Manchester’s civic leaders have broken ground on the £350 million Trafford Park line. The 5.5 km line will connect the Metrolink network to the intu Trafford Centre and Manchester United’s home ground, Old Trafford. Due to open in 2020/21, the line will branch off from the existing Pomona stop. The project is being delivered by MPT […]
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Design guidelines competition launched for Rail Baltica project

RB Rail, the joint venture established to progress the core section of the Rail Baltica project through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, has announced an open tender to determine the design specification for the route. Through the ‘Design Guidelines’ competition, RB Rail will draw up the engineering standards that will be adopted throughout the project’s design and construction phase. […]
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First Brightline train to begin testing next week

Brightline is to begin testing the first of its new intercity trainsets next week. Built by Siemens, the first completed train, which consists of two locomotives and four passenger cars, will undergo testing on a 16 km test track at the operator’s depot in West Palm Beach. The site includes four tracks, including one with […]
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Alstom and Bombardier to build next-generation RER train fleet

SNCF has placed an order for up to 255 new regional train sets with an Alstom/Bombardier joint venture. Worth €3.75 billion, the new double-deck trains will serve lines D and E of the Île-de-France’s RER network. The order is the largest-ever financed by the region’s transport authority, STIF. Of the 255 units announced today, 130 are […]
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Planning approval for Stage 2 of Sydney Metro

Stage 2 of Sydney Metro, which will extend the line from Chatswood to Sydenham and on to Bankstown, has received planning approval. Stage 2, Sydney Metro City & Southwest, will involve the construction of 16.5 km of new railway and seven new stations between Chatswood and Sydenham – the most significant part of which will be 15.5km of […]
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SNCF creates drone asset management subsidiary

SNCF Réseau has established a subsidiary, Altamétris, as it looks to market its drone services to the rest of the industry. SNCF already uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, for monitoring the network and collecting data. Altamétris will expand what is now an internal activity out to the industry. Altamétris has a team of […]
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Trenitalia to acquire Britain’s c2c

National Express has announced an agreement in principle to sell c2c to Italy’s state-owned rail operator, Trenitalia. C2c, which was awarded a new 15-year contract for the Essex Thameside franchise in 2014, will become Trenitalia’s first foray into the UK’s train operating market. In 2015, Trenitalia became one of the first operators to receive a PQQ […]
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DB Cargo to develop hybrid technology with Toshiba

DB Cargo and Japanese high-technology group Toshiba have signed a technology partnership agreement for the joint development of a fleet of 100 new hybrid shunting locomotives. Following a feasibility study, the first test vehicles are expected to run at the end of 2019. The current DB Cargo shunter fleet has an average age of 40 […]
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$1bn grant gives Chicago green light for Red and Purple lines upgrade

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has finalised a $1 billion funding deal which will allow work to begin on the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM). CTA has now secured the $2.1 billion needed to begin the project to upgrade the North Red Line from Belmont to Howard and the Purple Line […]
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CBTC installation contract awarded for Queens Boulevard Line

L.K. Comstock & Company, a subsidiary of RailWorks Corporation, is to install the new CBTC signalling system for New York’s Queens Boulevard Line. L.K. Comstock will both install the new system and upgrade the existing system on the line, which connects Queens and Manhattan, as part of the $223.3 million contract. The hardware itself is being supplied by […]
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Enabling works advance on Northern line extension

The first phase of enabling works for the Northern line extension have been delivered by contractor Amey. The preparatory works being carried focus on the South West Storm Relief Sewer. Amey installed eight articulation joints along a 55m section of the sewer,which will cross the tunnels roughly half way between the two new stations at Battersea and […]
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