Redeveloped Genève-Cornavin station inaugurated

A new, larger Genève-Cornavin station has been officially reopened after undergoing a CHF 110 million renovation. Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard led a ceremony to mark the completion of the four-year project,[...]
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NedTrain begins intercity EMU overhaul

A six-year project to overhaul Nederlandse Spoorwegen’s (NS) first generation of double-deck VIRM trains NS has said the overhauled VIRM fleet will be 20 per cent more efficient through the installation of[...]
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China to support railway development in India

Officials from India and China have signed an agreement in Delhi which will see the two countries working together on a series of railway projects in the country. The Memorandum[...]
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Virgin Trains commits £50m to service improvements

Virgin Trains founder Richard Branson has announced that the operator will invest £50 million to improve services on the West Coast main line. In June, Virgin was awarded an extension[...]
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Design contracts awarded for Grand Paris Express orbital network

Design contracts have been awarded for a planned 205-kilometre orbital rail network in Paris. Two consortia led by EGIS Rail have been awarded contracts by the Société du Grand Paris to[...]
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Avenio tram goes into service in Munich

The first Avenio tram has gone into revenue service on line 19 of Munich’s light rail network. Number 2807 is the first Avenio tram to enter service anywhere in the[...]
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Network Rail opens York signalling centre

MP Hugh Bayley attended the opening of Network Rail’s new Rail Operating Centre (ROC) in York. The facility is the largest of 12 operating centres which over the next 15 to 20 years[...]
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Hong Kong announces HKD $110 billion rail blueprint

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Transport & Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung, has revealed Hong Kong’s HKD $110 billion future rail expansion plan which outlines seven new railway projects to be delivered by[...]
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First Regio 2N inaugurated in Aquitaine

The first Bombardier-built Regio 2N trainset has been launched by the president of the Aquitaine Regional Council during a ceremony at Bordeaux Saint Jean station on September 15. Aquitaine is one of[...]
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Pendolinos to cut journey times between Prague and Kosice

Czech Railways (ČD) and Slovakia’s national rail carrier, ZSSK, have said journey times between Prague and Kosice will be reduced by almost an hour with the introduction of a new[...]
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Scotland’s railway staff praised

Among the clear winners of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games is the Scottish railway industry. Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, acknowledged the exceptional work of the 4,800 staff over the period of Glasgow 2014. ‘Delivering the biggest timetable that Scotland has ever seen would not have been possible without the commitment, enthusiasm and sheer hard work of staff across the […]
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North West Rail Link operating consortium named

The Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium (NRT) has been awarded a $3.7 billion contract to build and operate a new 36-kilometre suburban railway in Sydney. NRT, which consists MTR, John Holland, Leighton[...]
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