Archive for category: Rail Projects

Double breakthrough on Norway’s Follo Line

Photo: Herrenknecht.Completion of the Follo Line Project is planned for December 2021.
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Bi-Mode Good, Tri-Mode Better

A previous article outlined plans for bi-mode fleets on UK railways. This article briefly described Porterbrook Leasing’s Class 319 Flex conversions. A total of 32 units are currently on order, more than half of which will be the UK’s first tri-mode trains (AC, DC and diesel).
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Velaro Novo: Siemens’ new approach to high-speed travel

Intended to be lighter and more efficient than its predecessors, the longer cars will, as standard, be coupled into seven-car formations, eliminating both the weight and maintenance requirements of a pair of bogies.
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UK rail industry facing most significant review since privatisation

Photo: William87.The assessment will consider making ambitious reforms to strengthen franchises and improve reliability. 
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Track and catenary contract awarded for Grand Paris Express Line 15

Photo: Alstom.The project is scheduled to last 69 months and will mobilise up to 260 employees.
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Production of Merseyrail’s new fleet progresses

Photo: Stadler.Stadler project manager Fadi Khairallah said it is entering an exciting stage now with the trains "really starting to look like trains".
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Final O&M contracts awarded for Riyadh Metro

Photo: RATP.Arriyadh Development Authority has awarded Capital Metro COmpany the 12-year operation and maintenance contract for lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh Metro.
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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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