Caltrans Charger locomotives to enter service on Capitol Corridor

Siemens is to begin revenue testing of its new Charger series locomotive on California’s Capitol Corridor later this month. The new generation of Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives was launched on April 18 at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, just a few miles away from where the locomotives were designed and built. A 30-day […]
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Caltrans Charger locomotives to enter service on Capitol Corridor

Siemens is to begin revenue testing of its new Charger series locomotive on California’s Capitol Corridor later this month. The new generation of Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives was launched on April 18 at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, just a few miles away from where the locomotives were designed and built. A 30-day […]
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HS2 appoints design and construction team for Toton hub station

Architects from Weston Williamson + Partners (WWP) and engineers from Aecom have been awarded the contract to design and build the East Midlands hub station at Toton. WWP is already involved in the design of the HS2 stations at Old Oak Common in West London, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport and will now work on the Toton station, which […]
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SL renews contract with Arriva to run Stockholm rail services

Stockholm public transit company SL has renewed Arriva Sweden AB’s contract to run suburban and light rail services in the city. The deal is a four-year extension of an initial agreement and covers ‘block 1’ – the Saltsjöbanan commuter line, and Tvärbanan and Nockebybanan tram lines – and ‘block 2’ – the narrow-gauge Roslagsbanan commuter railway system. […]
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SL renews contract with Arriva to run Stockholm rail services

Stockholm public transit company SL has renewed Arriva Sweden AB’s contract to run suburban and light rail services in the city. The deal is a four-year extension of an initial agreement and covers ‘block 1’ – the Saltsjöbanan commuter line, and Tvärbanan and Nockebybanan tram lines – and ‘block 2’ – the narrow-gauge Roslagsbanan commuter railway system. […]
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Bechtel awarded HS2 Phase 2b contract

California-based construction and civil engineering firm Bechtel has been chosen as the preferred bidder to become the development partner for HS2 Phase 2b. The role had initially been awarded to CH2M but following the threat of legal action over a potential conflict of interest it withdrew from the £170 million deal. At the time, CH2M said […]
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This is what the new Los Angeles transit station could look like

Images of what the Airport Metro Connector project in Los Angeles could look like have been released by the local transport authority. The new transit station will connect metro service passengers to a new people mover that will serve Los Angeles International Airport. It will include a bike hub, a bus plaza, a mezzanine walkway […]
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Wireless trams for Newcastle’s proposed light rail network

Transport for NSW has opted for wireless trams to operate on a new light rail system in Newcastle. Overhead catenary will be replaced with on-board energy storage as one of a number of upgrades to the system. Construction of the light rail network is due to begin in 2017 and conclude in 2019. Spanish manufacturer […]
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Network Rail completes ‘crucial’ Tinsley junction for Sheffield tram-train

The development of the UK’s first tram-train network has reached a major milestone after the installation of a ‘crucial’ junction. This Easter, Network Rail completed the track connection at Tinsley that will link Sheffield’s Supertram network with the national rail network. From the junction, a new section of track called the Tinsley Chord will be built to allow services to travel between […]
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India and France strengthen cooperation with plans for new 200km/h service

Transport ministers for India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their countries’ technical cooperation around railways. An initial agreement was established in 2013 with the signing of an MoU and, following a meeting on April 13, SNCF and Indian Railways have reaffirmed their intention to work together on a number of key […]
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India and France strengthen cooperation with plans for new 200km/h service

Transport ministers for India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their countries’ technical cooperation around railways. An initial agreement was established in 2013 with the signing of an MoU and, following a meeting on April 13, SNCF and Indian Railways have reaffirmed their intention to work together on a number of key […]
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Political pledge for expansion of Glasgow’s subway network

The SNP has said it will look at expanding Glasgow’s subway network if it is successful in the upcoming local elections. Announced in its manifesto for Scotland’s largest city, the political party has declared its intention to support the extension, which would be the first since the 1890s when the subway was built. Management of the urban rail […]
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