Bombardier agrees Essex Thameside maintenance contract

Bombardier has agreed a 10-year contract with National Express to maintain its fleet of Class 357 Electrostars as part of the new Essex Thameside franchise. The contract, which is valued[...]
Read more

Serco sells Australian tourist railway business

Serco Group has agreed to sell its Great Southern Rail (GSR) business in Australia which includes the famous Ghan train service. Serco announced today (March 30) that it had sold[...]
Read more

Leipzig places framework order for Solaris trams

Leipzig City Transport (LVB) has placed a framework order with Solaris for upto 41 Tramino light rail vehicles. The agreement includes a firm order for five units, with the option[...]
Read more

Tracklaying begins on Rio de Janeiro light rail line

The first track segment of a new VLT light rail system in Rio de Janeiro has been laid. A 400-metre section of track has been installed on General Luiz Mendes de[...]
Read more

Oslo airport operator orders CAF Oaris trains

Flytoget, the operator of rail services to Oslo Airport, has placed a €120 million order with CAF for a fleet of new high-speed Oaris trains. CAF will supply eight four-car[...]
Read more

‘Tomorrow’s Train Design Today’ finalists revealed

Three agencies have been put forward to receive additional funding to help shape the future of train design in the UK. 42 Technology, Priestman Goode and Andreas Vogler, in partnership[...]
Read more

Siemens awarded €1.7bn RRX train contract

Siemens has finalised a contract worth €1.7 billion for 82 double-deck Desiro units for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX). Described by Siemens as the largest regional rail transport order the company has[...]
Read more

Siemens awarded €1.7bn RRX train contract

Siemens has finalised a contract worth €1.7 billion for 82 double-deck Desiro units for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX). Described by Siemens as the largest regional rail transport order the company has[...]
Read more

Saudi North-South line trains to begin testing

CAF and Saudi Railway Company (SAR) are to begin testing the next-generation push-pull trains for Saudi Arabia’s North-South line. In 2012, SAR placed an order with the Spanish manufacturer for[...]
Read more

Tube modernisation programme set to resume

The modernisation of London Underground’s sub-surface railway is set to resume later this year as Transport for London (TfL) announces that is close to finalising negotiations with Thales for the[...]
Read more

Midland Metro Eastside extension route chosen

West Midlands’ transport authority Centro have confirmed the route of the Midland Metro Eastside extension in Birmingham. The extension will take trams from Curzon Street, the site of Birmingham’s HS2[...]
Read more

Major changes due at Waterloo

Since Eurostar moved from Waterloo to St Pancras, the International platforms have lain mostly unused. This despite the fact that Waterloo is London’s busiest terminal with 98 million passengers in 2013/14 and a train arriving or departing virtually every minute during peak times and it could badly do with the...
Read more
© Copyright - Rail-News.com - Articles and Images by Rail Media are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.