First IET enters service with Great Western Railway

The Hitachi-built Class 800 marked its first trip at 6am on October 16, leaving Bristol Temple Meads for London Paddington.
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Bombardier completes Kuala Lumpur metro order

Bombardier Transportation – in collaboration with its Malaysian partner rolling stock firm Hartasuma – has delivered the final Innovia Metro 300 train for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Hyperloop One forms partnership with Richard Branson’s Virgin

Under the deal the company will be rebranded 'Virgin Hyperloop One' and Branson will join the board of directors.
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DB and Indian Railways plan 200 km/h services on Chennai-Kazipet corridor

Deutsche Bahn is to help Indian Railways study the feasibility of upgrading the Chennai-Kazipet line to support 200 km/h running.
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15 striking pictures of railways in Africa

Between the gorgeous backdrops of the African plains and deserts and the continent's socio-economic challenges, Africa's railways make for some striking pictures.
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Hitachi rolls out first UK-built Class 385

Hitachi presented the first Class 385 for ScotRail to be built at its Newton Aycliffe plant during a ceremony earlier today.
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Siemens hints at financing UK electrification

Siemens Mobility has said it would be "happy to play its part" in the delivery and financing of major electrification work in the UK.
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UK government pledges £47.9 billion funding to Network Rail

The total is made up of a Network Grant of £34.7 billion, plus Network Rail’s own income from other sources of £13.2 billion.
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Increasing the lifespan of heavy haul lines in Scandinavia

Austrian firm Getzner has developed a range of new rail products to increase the service life of heavy freight in Scandinavia to even higher loads.
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Alstom starts production at its Indian locomotive manufacturing facility

The 250 acre site, located at Madhepura, in the state of Bihar, is Alstom's first electric locomotive manufacturing facility in the country and is part of a joint venture with Indian Railways.
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Take a ride through Crossrail’s Woolwich station

Crossrail has released new footage letting members of the public take a 360° tour of the Elizabeth line's Woolwich station.
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HIMA signs “strategically significant” deal in Indonesia

Under the €1.8 million deal HIMA will upgrade safety technology at 25 stations in the Southeast Asian country - HIMA's biggest contract in the Asia-Pacific area to date.
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