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Mark Carne looks back on his time at Network Rail

Mark Carne stepped down as Network Rail CEO in August after just under five years in the job. During that time, he gained a reputation for being passionate about safety, a keen promoter of the Digital Railway as the best way to improve capacity and network performance, and convinced that the railway was there to give its customers – the passengers – the best service possible.
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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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Grand Paris Express train contract worth up to €1.3 billion awarded

Photo: Alstom.The contract is fully financed by IDF Mobilités and covers a maximum of 1,000 cars (183 trains) in three and six-car configurations. 
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CRRC says rail transit equipment is “on the cusp of a revolution” as it unveils next gen metro train

CETROVO on display at InnoTrans.CRRC Sifang deputy chief engineer Ding Sansan said the train, dubbed 'CETROVO', is not only lighter, but is more energy efficient and has more space for new features.
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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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New data reveals popularity of metro systems throughout the world

The Stockholm Metro. Photo: Gella.Every single day 168 million passengers use metros across the world. But where are all of these systems situated and which ones have the highest ridership?
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InnoTrans opens with a record number of exhibitors

Photo: InnoTrans.Around 130,000 guests are expected over the course of four days, with 3,062 companies and institutions from 61 different countries showcasing new or improved products and services.
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Bidders for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet revealed

The winning bidder for the £362 million contract will be announced in 2019, with the new fleet introduced in stages from the end of 2021 as the existing stock is phased out.
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World’s first hydrogen fuel-cell trains enter service in Lower Saxony

Photo: Alstom.Built nearby in Salzgitter, the trains are equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion.
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SNCF launches driverless train programme

Photo: olrat.SNCF has set itself the target of introducing driverless passenger trains onto the French rail network by 2023.
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Naivety, over-optimism and mismanagement contributed to East Coast franchise failure

Photo: Stephen Craven.That is according to the UK's Transport Committee, which has published a new report into what went wrong.
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