Archive for category: People

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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ProRail tests ‘crossing aid’ to boost safety at level crossings in the Netherlands

Photo: ProRail.Older and less mobile pedestrians are set to benefit from a new level crossing aid that has been trialled in the city of Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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Berlin central station to be evacuated to defuse WW2 bomb

It comes after construction workers alerted the police after discovering a 500kg explosive device at a site off of Heidestrasse.
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Concrete sleeper factory opens in Bavaria

Photo: RAIL.ONE.The factory took almost three years to plan and construct is set to make up to 600,000 sleepers a year, primarily for German railways.
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Major disruption to train services in France as three months of rail strikes begin

April 3, or "Black Tuesday" as French media have labelled it, marked the start of three months of rolling nationwide strikes, which will see SNCF staff strike two days in every five until June 28.
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