Archive for category: Rail Projects

High-speed railway opens between Hong Kong and China

Photo: MTR Hong Kong.The start of services on the Hong Kong section means that passengers from Hong Kong are now able to connect to 44 mainland destinations using more than 25,000km of high-speed railways.
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ROSCO and rail researchers aim to create the UK’s first hydrogen train

BCRRE and Porterbrook signed a memorandum of understanding formalising the partnership at InnoTrans. Photo: Porterbrook.Earlier this year rail minister Jo Johnson challenged the rail industry to develop decarbonisation plans, with the objective of removing diesel-only trains from the network by 2040.
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Keolis: Managing passenger expectations greatest challenge of Wales and Borders franchise

Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary during a press event at InnoTrans.Bernard Tabary, Keolis International CEO, was quizzed by the media on the Wales and Border franchise and other topics during a Q&A session at InnoTrans.
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Keolis: Managing passenger expectations greatest challenge of Wales and Borders franchise

Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary during a press event at InnoTrans.Bernard Tabary, Keolis International CEO, was quizzed by the media on the Wales and Border franchise and other topics during a Q&A session at InnoTrans.
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Closer ties between UK and Australasian rail industries agreed in new pact

L-R: RIA exports director Neil Walker, ARA CEO Danny Broad, ARA chair Bob Herbert, and RIA CEO Darren Caplan. Photo: RIA.RIA chief executive Darren Caplan described the pact as a "great example of an industry reaching out to fellow colleagues across the globe, to develop new trade links and cooperation".
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Bidders for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet revealed

The winning bidder for the £362 million contract will be announced in 2019, with the new fleet introduced in stages from the end of 2021 as the existing stock is phased out.
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World’s first hydrogen fuel-cell trains enter service in Lower Saxony

Photo: Alstom.Built nearby in Salzgitter, the trains are equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion.
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Sydney’s first Waratah Series 2 double-deck EMU enters service

Photo: Downer.The new trains will be progressively introduced into service, with the entire fleet delivered by early 2019.
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The search for Melbourne Airport Rail Link partners is on

Photo: Government of Victoria.Current rail links connect Sydney and Brisbane airports to their respective cities and a rail link is currently under construction in Perth.
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Naivety, over-optimism and mismanagement contributed to East Coast franchise failure

Photo: Stephen Craven.That is according to the UK's Transport Committee, which has published a new report into what went wrong.
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NSW awards $379m contract for Sydney’s first integrated metro station development

Photo: Transport NSW.As part of the first value capture agreement on Sydney Metro, the NSW Government will receive $355 million for the air rights above the new metro station and the contracted company will deliver new commercial buildings, pedestrian connections and retail space.
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