Alstom unveils plans to develop hydrogen-powered Class 321s in the UK

Photo: Alstom.Rail minister Jo Johnson announced ambitious plans to phase out diesel trains by 2040 in February and Alstom believes that its hydrogen technology can help to meet this challenge.
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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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Governments agree to fund $133m Lac-Mégantic rail bypass

In one of Canada's worst rail disasters, 47 people died and more than 40 buildings were destroyed when an unattended runaway train carrying oil derailed and exploded into the town.
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5G – A General Perspective

For the rail industry, how to replace the ageing GSM-R radio networks is an ever-present challenge.
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Balfour Beatty awarded £50m reactive civils contract by Network Rail

Photo: Balfour Beatty.International construction company Balfour Beatty has secured a five-year civils contract worth up to £50 million from Network Rail.
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There are now more than 1,000km of fully automated metros in the world

Haw Par Villa MRT station in Singapore. Photo: Win Horse.In total, there are 63 fully automated operations (FAO) in 42 cities across 19 different countries.
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New lease of life for 134 retired trams in Victoria

A W-Class Melbourne tram. Photo: Adam Carr.Prospective parties have been asked to explain how they would restore, repurpose and maintain one of 134 retired trams as bidding for the iconic fleet is set to begin.
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Teleste opens repair centre in Warsaw to better serve train operators and rolling stock manufacturers

Technicians at work at Teleste's repair centre in Poland. Photo: Teleste.As well as Alstom, Bombardier and CAF, Teleste has also worked with Danish infrastructure manager Banedanmark, Deutsche Bahn and on projects on the London Underground.
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Eversholt joins very light rail consortium

Rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has joined the Revolution VLR consortium developing a new brand of very light rail vehicle.
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Network Rail commits to ensuring all new trains and signalling are digital ready from 2019

UK transport secretary Chris Grayling and Network Rail CEO Mark Carne have launched the infrastructure company's Digital Rail Strategy, committing to ensuring all new trains and signalling are digital or digital ready from 2019.
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Production of new Hull Trains fleet to begin

Hitachi is ready to start production on five new bi-mode trains for the open access operator Hull Trains.
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Siemens to equip ETCS to Százhalombatta-Pusztaszabolcs line in Hungary

Photo: Siemens.The planned commissioning is expected by December 2020.
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