GE to supply 100 locomotives to Egyptian National Railways

GE has signed a Letter of Intent with Egypt’s Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 locomotives for passenger and freight operations. The order, which has been valued at $575 million, is for 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series Locomotives and includes a 15-year deal for spare parts and technical […]
Read more

P&O Ferrymasters and Erontrans launch UK-Benelux-Poland rail link

Logistics firms P&O Ferrymasters and Erontrans have launched an intermodal rail service linking the UK, Benelux and central Poland via Europoort, in Rotterdam. P&O Ferries will ship equipment to and from the UK to the firm’s Europoort terminal, where freight operator LTE Netherlands will run four trains a week – in each direction – to the […]
Read more

Moscow to scrap monorail system in favour of trams

The Government of Moscow has revealed plans to replace its monorail system with a tram network. The decision made by the city’s urban planning and land use commission – and announced on June 16 – will see the monorail tracks adjusted and the system redesigned. As part of the changes the existing tram tracks on […]
Read more

Bangalore-built Alstom trains carry first passengers on newly opened Kochi metro

The Kochi metro in Kerala, India, is now open for business running Bangalore-built Alstom trains. The system was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17. Each of the 25 Metropolis metro trains – which are the first to have been entirely designed in Bangalore and manufactured at Alstom’s Sri City site – carry […]
Read more

Swedish PM to open new Stockholm commuter tunnel

The first new railway line in almost 150 years on Stockholm’s commuter rail system is set to open. On July 9, Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, will be joined by key stakeholders to inaugurate the Stockholm City Line (Citybanan), which runs between Tomteboda and southern Stockholm, beneath the capital city. Two new stations, Stockholm Odenplan and […]
Read more

Launch of new London-Blackpool open access service delayed by rolling stock availability

Arriva-owned open access operator Alliance Rail Holdings has confirmed it will be unable to begin its new Blackpool-London Euston service next year as planned. The company, which received approval from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) in 2015 to launch the new service, said it had been unable to acquire the Class 390 Pendolino […]
Read more

Canadian government commits $1bn to Stage 2 of Ottawa’s light rail network

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced a $1.09 billion funding package for Stage 2 of Ottawa’s fast-growing light rail network. Last week’s announcement will be backed up with similar funding contributions from the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa. Stage 2 will extend the Confederation Line, which opens next year, west and east. […]
Read more

Hitachi’s first intercity train for Devon and Cornwall route arrives in UK

Over the weekend the first Intercity Express Train (IET) for Greater Western Railway’s (GWR) Devon and Cornwall route arrived in Southampton. Built at the manufacturer’s factory in Japan, the five-car Class 802 test train was welcomed into the UK by GWR, Hitachi and the financier of the new fleet Eversholt Rail. From 2018, the 36-train […]
Read more

Planned $14m investment for Minnesota railway infrastructure

Union Pacific is going to invest $14 million in making improvements to Minnesota’s railway infrastructure. The majority of the funds, $9.6 million, will be spent on the line between Glenville and St Paul to replace more than 76,000 railway sleepers as well as 50,000 tonnes of rock ballast. The remainder will be spent on track, bridge […]
Read more

Revolution to evolution – Upgrading the Vienna-Bratislava railway

Next year will mark the 170th anniversary of the opening of the first cross-border railway between Austria and Slovakia. At that point in history both modern-day Austria and Slovakia were part of the Kingdom of Hungary and the arrival of the railways in 1848 coincided with political revolution. Those cross-border links are now being strengthened, […]
Read more

MRT award station contract for Kuala Lumpur rapid transit system

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT) has awarded IJM Construction the contract to build stations for the new Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) line in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of seven companies submitted proposals for the contract, which will see elevated stations built at Sri Delima, Kampung Batu and Kentonmen and a ‘half-sunken’ station at Jalan Ipoh. The contract is […]
Read more

MRT award station contract for Kuala Lumpur rapid transit system

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT) has awarded IJM Construction the contract to build stations for the new Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) line in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of seven companies submitted proposals for the contract, which will see elevated stations built at Sri Delima, Kampung Batu and Kentonmen and a ‘half-sunken’ station at Jalan Ipoh. The contract is […]
Read more
© Copyright - Rail-News.com - Articles and Images by Rail Media are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.