Archive for category: Editor’s pick

Norway claims new world record for mobile connectivity in a tunnel

Photo: Øystein Grue/Bane NOR.Working with Scandinavian mobile phone operators Telia and Telenor, Bane Nor says it achieved transmission rates of 580mbps during tests.
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London Underground contract extension for British Steel

Oxford Circus underground station. Photo: Mario Guti.The agreement will see UK-manufactured rail products continue to be installed on the rapid transit systems.
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‘The flood of HGVs cannot be stopped without electrification’

All of Switzerland's rail network is electrified. Photo: Leonid Andronov.Campaigners Allianz pro Schiene have stressed the need for Germany to further electrify its rail network - especially the border crossings - if a shift in freight transport from roads to railways is to be achieved.
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First metro train for Bangkok’s Green line rolls off the factory line

Photo: Siemens.In total, Siemens and Bozankaya are manufacturing 22 new four-car trains for the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company in Thailand.
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Bombardier opens new rail car assembly hall in Saxony

Photo: Bombardier.Around 500 employees will work in the new hall, which boast a total 8,100sqm factory floorspace. 
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Russian Railways organises free transport for World Cup football fans

The high-speed Sapsan trains are manufactured by Siemens. Photo: Chas Design.Free long-distance trains will run on 31 routes and make 734 trips, according to Russian Railways.
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Delay to Siemens Alstom merger “cannot be excluded”

L-R: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser and Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge pictured in September 2017 after the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to merge. Photo: Siemens.The transaction had been expected to close at the end of 2018 but as a result of the hold-up, the merger's completion date could be pushed back into the first half of 2019.
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Taiwan Railway Authority orders 52 EMUs

Photo: Hyundai Rotem.Government agency the Taiwan Railway Authority has placed a 909.8 billion won (around $850 million) order with Hyundai Rotem for 52 EMUs.
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Plans for California’s BART-ACE rail connection progress

Bay Area Rapid Transit. Photo: Tak Yeung.The recently founded Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority has awarded a grant of $750,000 to progress plans that hope to ease congestion on the I-580 highway by introducing a new passenger rail service.
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Review: Infrarail 2018

Balfour Beatty’s Mark Bullock, managing director of rail and utilities.First staged in 1994, Infrarail is firmly established as Britain’s leading showcase for every aspect of railway infrastructure, technology and expertise, with a strong reputation for attracting visiting managers, engineers and buyers at the highest level.
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Major €428m contract awarded for Bangladesh’s first mass rapid transit system

A CGI of the system's rolling stock. Photo: DMTC.The deal covers Line 6, which is set to be the first mass rapid transit (MRT) system in Bangladesh.
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