Keep your trousers on! – a guide to Network Rail’s new Code of Conduct

WandsworthTown21 (1)Offensive language or behaviour of any sort, including urination or defecation in a public place, is among the list of unacceptable behaviours included in Network Rail’s new Code of Conduct for contractors and suppliers released today, as is ‘removing items of clothing’. But there is more to this new document than trying to discourage track […]
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UK-first rail milling train ordered for Crossrail

Milling_trainLondon’s Crossrail programme has chosen to maintain the profile of rails in its tunnels using a rail milling train. Rail milling uses a large wheel-shaped cutter fitted with tungsten carbide[...]
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Stadler begins delivery of Hungarian EMUs

Photo: Václav-Vyskočil.Stadler has begun delivering the first of 15 new Flirt 3 EMUs for Hungarian State Railways (MÁV). The trains are being transported by PKP Cargo from Stadler’s Siedlce factory in Poland to[...]
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Negotiations complete on Forrestfield Airport Link contract

Belmont station concept design.The Government of Western Australia has completed negotiations with a Salini Impregilo – NRW joint venture to build Perth’s Forrestfield Airport Link. Negotiations have been ongoing since the joint venture was announced[...]
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Refresh for TGV prototype

Photo: Alstom.The prototype locomotive that paved the way for France’s iconic TGV high-speed train is a little worse for wear. Built more than 40 years ago, one of the power cars[...]
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JV to deliver technical support for Inland Rail line

Photo: shutterstock.com.Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has appointed SMEC and Arup to provide technical support for a proposed rail freight corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane. The joint venture will take on a technical[...]
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Consortium breaks ground on Edmonton light rail line

p01-Holyrood-Rendering-FINALThe TransEd Partners consortium has broken ground on Stage 1 of the Edmonton Valley Line Light Rail Transit system in Canada. Stage 1 of the Valley Line LRT will connect Mill Woods[...]
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Network Rail awards GWML signalling and power supply contracts

Trackwork at Old Oak Common_213528Network Rail has awarded signalling and power supply contracts for the final phase of its Great Western Main Line (GWML) upgrade between Reading and Paddington. Alstom has been awarded a £79[...]
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Japan and Panama reach agreement on new monorail system

Line 1 of the Panama Metro opened in 2014. Photo: Maria Maarbes /shutterstock.com.Japan has reached a “landmark” agreement to fund the construction of a new monorail system in Panama. The Panama Government says the system will be the first of its kind[...]
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EU approves funds for Sofia metro extension

Photo: Cylonphoto / Shutterstock.com.The European Commission is to provide €368 million to fund the construction of Sofia Metro line 3. The investment, which was approved yesterday (April 26) through the European Regional Development[...]
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Istanbul orders driverless metro cars

Image: Hyundai Rotem.Hyundai Rotem has announced it has been awarded a $316 million order for 300 automated metro cars for Istanbul’s urban rail network. The trains will be manufactured in Turkey and deliveries[...]
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Alliance to deliver Melbourne level crossing removal scheme

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 11.14.28Victoria’s state government has awarded the contract to elevate the existing railway line between Caulfield and Dandenong in Melbourne. The $1.6 billion project, which was awarded to an alliance between Lendlease, CPB[...]
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