Archive for category: People

Stadler “emerges stronger” from 2015 crisis

Stadler's EC250 'Giruno' on a test run between Erlen and Romanshorn, Switzerland, in 2017. Photo: Daniel Wipf.Not only did Stadler have an order intake of around €3 billion in 2017, but it now employs 7,600 members of staff - more than it ever has before.
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Brightline looks to replicate model in other US regions

Photo: Brightline.The announcement comes less than six months after Brightline's first service was launched between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, and weeks after the service was extended to Miami.
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Details of £5bn transformation of Welsh rail services revealed

A tri-ode unit on the Rhymney line. Photo: Welsh government.The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has hailed a "landmark moment" in the future development of his country as plans of how £5 billion will be spent to transform its railways have been revealed.
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Network Rail appoints successor to chief executive Mark Carne

Andrew Haines, the current CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority. Photo: Network Rail.Andrew is expected to take up his new role in early autumn following a period of handover with Mark Carne.
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How the Asian Development Bank is helping to persuade citizens to ride the Hanoi Metro

Photo: ADB.Jason Rush, a communications specialist covering Southeast Asia at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), writes about the development of Vietnam’s first metro system, which is set to launch its first phase later this year.  In the popular 1980s movie Field of Dreams, a rural American corn farmer, played by the dashing Kevin Costner, hears a voice […]
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Proposed Siemens Alstom board put forward

Siemens and Alstom signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2017 to combine Siemens’ mobility division with Alstom’s transport business. Photo: Siemens.Poupart-Lafarge described the proposed nominations as a new step towards the creation of "a global champion in mobility".
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UK’s InterCity East Coast franchise to return to public ownership

Photo: Stephen Craven.On June 24, Virgin Trains East Coast's contract will end and the Department for Transport-owned operating company, London North Eastern Railway, will take over the running of services.
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Astaldi in negotiations with potential new partners

An Astaldi-led consortium constructed the driverless underground Line C of the Rome metro. Photo: Astaldi.Rail construction firm Astaldi has responded to press rumours with an announcement that it is in "advanced negotiations" with potential new partners.
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Stockholm takes European TramDriver Championship title

Photo: European TramDriver Championships.Organisers said that more than 66,000 spectators followed the championship through an online stream.
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Canadian rail association voices concerns over legalisation of recreational marijuana

Photo: Shauni.Gérald's remarks on behalf of the RAC, which represents more than 50 rail operators, are part of a wider call from the Canadian rail industry for the government to prioritise workplace safety as it aims to legalise recreational marijuana in 2018.
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European TramDriver Championships to be held in Stuttgart

The 2017 TramDriver Championships were held in Tenerife.For the first time in the competition's seven-year history, teams from Moscow, Edinburgh, Brno, and Lodz will compete. 
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