Bidding begins for Montreal’s driverless REM rail network

Image: CDPQ Infra.CDPQ Infra has issued two pre-qualification requests for its planned 67-kilometre driverless metro system in Montreal. CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec[...]
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Look inside the new Caledonian Sleeper car

SleeperDayFinal23rdJune2016Serco Caledonian Sleeper has revealed a mock-up interior of the new carriages it will bring into service in 2018. Peter Strachan, managing director of Caledonian Sleeper, said the life-size model will[...]
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First glimpse of GWR Class 800

GWR SonningCutting 2Great Western Railway (GWR) has marked the 175th anniversary of the opening of the line by unveiling one of its new Class 800 trains in its green livery. GWR ran[...]
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Crossrail – The deadline is looming

0F5A2751 (1) [online]The £14.8 billion Crossrail project, probably one of the most prestigious railway engineering projects in Europe, possibly the world, is now reaching the point where key dates for opening the new route are emerging. The now-established Crossrail route will be called the Elizabeth line when services start to operate through central London at the end […]
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RSSB on Brexit – No immediate impact on UK rail industry

Photo: i4lcocl2 / Shutterstock.com.UK rail safety and standards body, RSSB, said that although it may ultimately lose some influence in Europe, Brexit will have no immediate effect on the UK rail industry as[...]
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Financial close for Maryland’s Purple Line extension

image (1)Purple Line Transit Partners and Maryland’s transport authorities have achieved financial close on the $5.6 billion Purple Line extension project. Finalisation of the Public-Private Partnership contract will allow the Purple[...]
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Midland Metro Alliance to oversee extension projects

Metro03A joint venture between the new West MidlandsCombined Authority (WMCA), Colas Rail, Egis Rail, Tony Gee and Pell Frischman, known as the Midland Metro Alliance, has been created to deliver planned extensions[...]
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Trenitalia chooses Hitachi, Alstom and Stadler to supply fleets of the future

foto caravaggioHitachi, Alstom and Stadler have been awarded contracts amounting to €4.5 billion to supply hundreds of new trains for Italy’s state-owned rail operator, Trenitalia. Hitachi Rail Italy, a subsidiary of[...]
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UK launches central rail passenger information system

Photo: shutterstock.com.Britain’s railway is entering the digital age. Not just for train control systems, signalling and train maintenance, but for passenger information too. Passengers have smartphones with apps that give details[...]
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Stadler to supply new Voralpen Express trains

Image: Stadler.Stadler has won a contract to replace the current fleet of Voralpen Express trains with 11 new FLIRT EMUs. The new trains will replace the existing fleet operated by Swiss South[...]
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Société du Grand Paris invites bids for Line 16 civils contracts

Clichy-Montfermeil 2 - ∏ Agence Miralles Tagliabue EMBTSociété du Grand Paris has issued the invitation to tender for the first civils packages for Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express project. Line 16, one of the new routes[...]
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HS2 asked to consider delaying opening of phase one

Image: HS2.HS2 has been asked by the National Audit Office (NAO) to look at options to push back the opening date of phase one of the route, describing the current timetable as[...]
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