Back to the past at Moseley anniversary event

MOSELEY Railway Trust (MRT) harked back to its roots during its September 21-22 50th anniversary celebration at Apedale Valley Light Railway by operating passenger rides on its ‘Field Railway’.  These basic rides, recalling the spirit of operations half a century ago, were undertaken using skip wagon underframes fitted with back-to-back seats

Transport for NSW: The Transport Digital Accelerator

In the past when Transport for NSW procured products and services, there was a tendency to publish Requests for Proposals (RFP) or Requests for Quotes (RFQ) with a specific list of requirements. This restricted the ability for industry to come up with innovative solutions. For this reason, we now use the

9466 ready for Gloucs-Warks service

JONATHAN Jones-Pratt’s ‘94XX’ 0-6-0PT No. 9466 has entered service at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at the start of an extended hire to the Cotswold line.  The Hawksworth pannier was trialled on a round trip on October 19, double-heading with another Hawksworth type – ‘Modified Hall’ No.  7903 Foremarke Hall – during the

The official last day of steam

Sunday, August 4, 1968 – the day named by British Rail for the end of ‘normal’ steam – saw just two engines with a full head of steam at Rose Grove.  Immaculately turned-out No. 48773 was all set for the Blackburn-Hellifield- Carnforth leg of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain’s

DAMM Australia and Zetron Partner to Integrate Mission Critical Communication Systems

For more information, visit the Zetron (#73) and DAMM Australia (#71) booths at Comms Connect 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 27th and 28th. About Zetron, Inc. Zetron has been designing and manufacturing integrated mission critical communications systems since 1980. Its offerings include NG9-1-1 call taking, CAD, mapping,

Zonegreen is on the Up Down Under

Depots are inherently dangerous places to work, with hazards including moving trains and high-voltage equipment part and parcel of everyday life. However, advances in technology mean the risks to staff can be almost eradicated by removing the human element in safety procedures. Leading this revolution are the specialist engineers at Sheffield-based

Industry Insider Week 46 · 14 Must-Read Rail News Stories

Alstom to Supply 19 Coradia Trains to Baden-Württemberg | Rolling Stock DB Regio, Deutsche Bahn’s regional operator, has ordered 19 EMUs from Alstom, type Coradia Continental. The trains will gradually enter service from December 2022 onwards, in a contract worth 120 million euros. Once delivered, the trains will become the property

Alstom to Supply 19 Coradia Trains to Baden-Württemberg

DB Regio will acquire the new trains on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg. Once delivered, the Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) will become the owner. It will lease the vehicles to DB Regio for a period of 13 years – the duration of their transport contract. Coradia Continental for

4 November: news in brief

Arriva sale could be closer PRIVATE equity group Carlyle is in exclusive talks to buy Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Arriva for more than £2 billion, it is reported. However, according to Sky News, the Northern franchise is not included in the sale. DB needs to raise funds to reduce its debts, and

İBB’den, Beşiktaş’ta Durağa Dalan Halk Otobüsü İle İlgili Açıklama

ibbden besiktasta duraga dalan halk otobusu ile ilgili aciklama

İBB’den, Beşiktaş’ta Durağa Dalan Halk Otobüsü İle İlgili Açıklama; Beşiktaş’ta Ortaköy istikametine doğru ilerlediği sırada kontrolden çıkarak durağa dalan özel halk otobüsü 13 kişi yaralamıştı. Yaralılardan biri yapılan bütün müdahalelere rağmen kurtarılamayarak hayatını kaybetmişdi. Yaşanan [devamı…]

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Erciyes’te Nefes Kesen Kurtarma Tatbikatı

erciyeste nefes kesen kurtarma tatbikati

Erciyes Kayak Merkezi Hacılar Kapı’da düzenlenen tatbikata 60 kişilik, Erciyes A.Ş. Pist Güvenlik ve Arama Kurtarma ekipleri ile birlikte AFAD, Jandarma Arama Kurtarma (JAK), Turkuaz Arama Kurtarma ve 112 sağlık ekipleri katıldı. Tatbikatta, 2 teleferikte [devamı…]

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Austria: WESTbahn Buys 15 Stadler KISS Trains

The Stadler KISS trains will replace the existing WESTbahn fleet running on the Vienna-Salzburg route. WESTbahn is selling the old fleet to Deutsche Bahn. Stadler KISS Maintenance Provision The maintenance provision in the contract covers preventive and corrective maintenance services as well as the main servicing and revisions. Stadler says that thanks

Kidbrooke and Rishra visit Statfold road and rail event

BAGNALL 0-4-0ST Kidbrooke (2043/1917) from the Yaxham Light Railway and Leighton Buzzard Railway’s Baguley 0-4-0T Rishra (working on the ‘Garden’ line) appeared at Statfold Barn Railway’s September 7 event, which featured 15 locomotives in steam plus ex-Burton & Ashby 3ft-gauge tram and ‘Goose’ railcar. Visiting Bagnall 0-4-0ST Kidbrooke is piloting Hudswell,

TCDD ve DHMİ Personeline Tamamlayıcı Sağlık Sigortası Talebi

tcdd ve dhmi personeline tamamlayici saglik sigortasi talebi

Ulaştırma Memur-Sen, DHMİ ve TCDD Genel Müdürlüklerine birer yazı yazarak Personel için taleplerde bulundu. Ulaştırma Memur-Sen Genel Başkanı Kenan Çalışkan yaptığı açıklamada; “DHMİ ve TCDD’den talepleri ile ilgili olarak yaptığı açıklamada “Toplu sözleşme masasında anlaşılmasına [devamı…]

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Railway Accidents: Lamentable Failures

Thirty-one people lost their lives on Tuesday, October 5, 1999, when a Thames Trains Class 165 ‘Turbo’ collided with a First Great Western InterCity125 at a combined speed of 130mph at Ladbroke Grove, two miles from London Paddington. Fraser Pithie looks back 20 years to one of Britain’s worst post-Privatisation

DAMM Delivers Infrastructure for Mauritius Metro Express

The second and final phase of the metro is planned for 2021 and will then provide a total connectivity of 26 km from Curepipe to Immigration Square. About DAMM DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible and user-friendly digital radio infrastructure systems to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Built for

Batman Diyarbakır Demiryolu’nda Tren Kazalarını Azaltacak Proje

batman diyarbakir demiryolunda tren kazalarini azaltacak proje

Birleşik Taşımacılık İşçileri Sendikası (BTS) Diyarbakır Şube Başkanı Nusret Basmacı, Batman-Diyarbakır arası tren seferlerinde kaçak hemzemin geçitlerinden kaynaklı her ay 4–5 tren kazası olduğunu belirterek, yetkililerin bir an önce tedbir alması gerektiğini dile getirdi. Tren [devamı…]

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Britain’s best-selling rail title is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present. This month’s The Railway Magazine features a look back at Longmoor Military Railway with October 31 marking the 50th anniversary of its closure. Gary Boyd-Hope accompanies the feature with

Deutsche Bahn Establishes Digital Railway Company

Starting in January 2020, DSD GmbH will organise the establishment of digital rail operations and prepare the industrial roll-out of this future technology. A launch packet that includes three projects will begin in 2020: The entire north-south TEN-T corridor is to have ETCS Cologne-Frankfurt will be a high-speed connection The S-Bahn project in Stuttgart According

Telegärtner: Robust Solutions for Rail Projects

Telegärtner Rail Distribution Box In rough conditions high-quality fibre-optical connections are needed despite the mechanical and climatic stress. For this purpose, Telegärtner has developed the train-approved distribution box, RDB. Because of its tested reliability against vibrations, shocks, heat, coldness and humidity, the RDB is perfectly suited for use in harsh environments. Besides its

Bilecik YHT Kılavuz Tren Kazasının Nedeni

bilecik yht tren kazasi nedeni Bilecik YHT Kılavuz Tren Kazasının Nedeni; Ankara’dan yola çıkıp Eskişehir Alifuatpaşa – Eskişehir Yüksel Hızlı Tren (YHT) hattını kontrol amacıyla ilerleyen 68059 nolu elektrikli kılavuz lokomotif, dönüş yolunda (Alifuatpaşa Eskişehir) Km 216+145’de, saat 06.08’de Bilecik merkeze bağlı Ahmetpınar köyü sınırları içindeki tünelde raydan çıkarak duvara

GSM-R and the Road Towards FRMCS

Frequentis is at the centre of this development with the evolution of its fixed terminal system for voice and data communication, FTS 3020. It is used by many of the world’s major railways as a component of the operational communication system. Over the past few years Frequentis has evolved FTS

Frequentis Wins Best Use of Critical Communications in Transport

Critical Communications World is TCCA’s flagship event, running for over 20 years. Award categories included; Best use of mission-critical communications during a major event, Best use of critical communications in transport, Best Use of Critical Communications in Utilities, Best Use of Critical Communications in Other Vertical Markets, Greatest Advance in

DB Invests 250 Million Euros in Hybrid Technology

Deutsche Bahn has already signed a contract with Harsco Rail for 16 vehicles. Harsco Rail will deliver these by 2022. Deutsche Bahn says it will likely order seven further vehicles for delivery in 2024. Harsco Rail Maintenance Vehicles The catenary intervention and maintenance vehicles can operate purely electrically and at speeds of

RegioJet Launches Double Deckers in Slovakia

Czech rail company RegioJet operates ‘public service obligation’ regional trains between Bratislava and Komárno (Slovakia). RegioJet has now begun running double-decker trains on this line. The double-decker coaches will increase capacity during peak hours – the morning and afternoon services. The addition of double-decker coaches on this line is significant. Just

TÜDEMSAŞ’ın İhtiyaç Fazlası Varlıkların Değerlendirme ve Satış Yönetmeliği …

tudemsasin ihtiyac fazlasi varliklarin degerlendirme ve satis yonetmeligi yayimlandi

Türkiye Demiryolu Makinaları Sanayi Anonim Şirketi İhtiyaç Fazlası Varlıkların Değerlendirme ve Satış Yönetmeliği. Türkiye Demiryolu Makinaları Sanayi Anonim Şirketinden: TÜRKİYE DEMİRYOLU MAKİNALARI SANAYİ ANONİM ŞİRKETİ İHTİYAÇ FAZLASI VARLIKLARIN DEĞERLENDİRME VE SATIŞ YÖNETMELİĞİ BİRİNCİ BÖLÜM Amaç, [devamı…]

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Çorlu Tren Faciası Davası 10 Aralık’a Ertelendi

corlu tren faciasi davasi aralika ertelendi Tekirdağ’ın Çorlu ilçesinde, 25 kişinin öldüğü, 328 kişinin yaralandığı tren kazasıyla ilgili davanın ikinci duruşmasına Çorlu Halk Eğitim Merkezi’nde devam ediliyor. Birgün‘den Gökay Başca’nın haberine  göre; “Dün görülen ve bugün devam edilmek üzere bitirilen duruşmada TCDD 1’inci Bölge Müdürlüğü Halkalı 14’üncü Demiryolu

More Green Energy for Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) have renewed their commitment to green energy across the network by signing a Power Purchase Agreement, with the Nordsee Ost wind farm, for the next five years. 100% Green by 2038 Already the largest consumer of green-power in Germany, DB has set itself the goal of powering the entire

Trackmobile: A Leader in Safety and Innovation

Innovation and safety aren’t Trackmobile’s only commitments—they also value quality and quality management. Trackmobile earned the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification, which is based on a wide array of quality management principles, like a strong customer focus, clear documentation processes, internal organization, and continual improvement. In short, this means

Socomec | The New Breed of Electrical Ecosystem

As a Top 100 supplier, integrated power manufacturer, Socomec, has been invited to take part in the annual CBRE Supply Partner Event on Thursday October 3rd 2019. The event showcases market leading products with an emphasis on delivering demonstrable value and exceptional user outcomes. Participants in the event are carefully selected

DAMM Appoints New Regional Sales Director in North America

About DAMM DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible and user-friendly digital radio infrastructure systems to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Built for the future of critical communications, the DAMM MultiTech Platform enables voice and data communication across technologies, including TETRA, TEDS, DMR and Analog in one single system.

UK Railtours unveils Christmas charter line up

Although summer is currently in full swing, charter operators have already turned their thoughts to the end of the year. UK Railtours is no exception and has announced a trio of days out by train visiting Christmas markets in Manchester, Lincoln and Beverley during December.  On December 7, UKR

Deutsche Bahn Completes 2020 Timetable

Up until 8 April passenger train and freight operators were able to submit their preferred slots for the 2020 timetable on Germany’s rail network to Deutsche Bahn. The German state rail company received more than 72,000 applications. This also caused more than 3,000 conflicts – i.e. when different operators want

Deutsche Bahn to Halve Use of Glyphosate in 2020

It is one of Deutsche Bahn’s most important business goals, as part of its new strategy ‘Starke Schiene‘ (strong rail), to adopt measures that are beneficial to our climate and our environment. And as a mode of transport, rail likes to position itself as the most environmentally-friendly option. Consequently, Deutsche

Entire DB Cargo Fleet to Go Digital by 2020

DB Cargo says it will equip its entire fleet of freight cars with intelligent sensors and telematics by 2020. In total, DB Cargo has a fleet of around 68,000 cars. The company has now reached the half-way milestone: the 34,000th freight car has been equipped with modern telematics and intelligent

DB Cargo wagons are getting smarter

GERMANY: A total of 34 000 wagons, or half of DB Cargo’s fleet, have now been equipped with telematics and smart sensors, the operator announced on August 27. All 68 000 wagons are scheduled to be equipped by 2020. The retrofitting programme is being carried out at Seelze near Hannover in

Bakanlık 416 gün sonra Çorlu tren kazası raporunu yayınladı

‘8 Temmuz 2018 Tarihindeki 12703 Numaralı Trenin Deray Kazasına İlişkin Kaza İnceleme Raporu’ başlıklı raporun girişindeki ‘Amaç’ kısmında, “Bu kaza incelemesi adli veya idari soruşturma niteliğinde olmadığı gibi, amacı suçu ve suçluyu tespit etmek veya sorumluluk paylaştırmak değildir” denildi. Raporda, “Hat kesiminin aliyman olması, eğimin olmaması, platformun boşaldığı kısmın çok kısa mesafeli olması, yaklaşım güzergahında hat bozukluğu

World rolling stock market – August 2019

Australia: The UGL Unipart 70:30 JV has been awarded a five-year extension to its contract to maintain Sydney Trains’ fleet of more than 1 050 vehicles. The contract runs for five years from July 1, replacing a two-year extension announced in January. South Australia has awarded Bombardier a contract to supply

Flat Cars for Deutsche Bahn Sent for Testing

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, a subsidiary of United Wagon Group, has sent a number of flat cars it is manufacturing for Deutsche Bahn for testing. The flat cars, model Sggrs80, will transport heavyweight containers. Deutsche Bahn signed a contract with United Wagon Company for 160 units. Chief Procurement Officer at

Consultation on trans-Pennine route modernisation

UK: Network Rail is to begin public consultation this summer on plans to rebuild and electrify a 13 km section of the trans-Pennine corridor between Manchester and York via Leeds. The plans form part of the infrastructure manager’s £2·9bn Transpennine Upgrade programme, which is intended to modernise the route by adding capacity,

SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services

EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the first half of 2019, Swiss Federal Railways announced on August 19 that it intended to strengthen its long-term co-operation with Austria’s ÖBB and expand the provision of both daytime and overnight trains. Suggesting that increased awareness of climate

ProRail Increases Capacity for 2020 Timetable

The Dutch railway infrastructure manager ProRail has determined its 2020 timetable. This is a major logistical feat, taking into account 7,000km of track, 400 stations and the wishes of 34 freight and passenger train operators. Creating the new timetable, which always comes into force in December in European countries, is a

DB invests in mobile data analytics company

SWITZERLAND: A company which uses mobile phone data to obtain information on travel demand has raised US$17·5m in a funding round with participants including Deutsche Bahn’s technology investment fund DB Digital Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Innogy Ventures, LBBW Venture Capital, Liil Ventures and existing investors Atomico and Lakestar. Teralytics was

DB to Analyse Passenger Behaviour Using Big Data

The branch of Deutsche Bahn dealing with new digital business models, DB Digital Ventures, is teaming up with Teralytics. This Swiss start-up performs mobility analyses using big data, something DB believes holds far-reaching potential for a customer-oriented development of its services. Using data obtained from mobile phones Teralytics supplies reliable information

HS2 to Trial Augmented Reality Training

United Kingdom: HS2 is using augmented reality to train staff who will work at Old Oak Common station. Once built, it will be one of the busiest train stations in the country. HS2 Ltd is collaborating with SME Pauley, the National College for High Speed Rail and Inventya to create augmented

6 August: news in brief

Second station funding boost for West Midlands TWO stations in the West Midlands which were closed in January 1965 have moved a significant step closer to being reopened, with news of a £10 million grant from the Department for Transport. Darlaston and Willenhall were closed as part of the Beeching cutbacks,

Industry Insider Week 31 – 12 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 31 for 29 July–02 August 2019: Rail yard behind the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia © Donnie Nunley under licence Business Stadler manufactures the Berlin S-Bahn at its Pankow site © Railway-News Stadler

Feature articles in the August 2019 issue of Railway Gazette International

Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment Jumping on the night train News Main Line Urban Rail Market Industry Innovations Pointers Analysis Safety crisis prompts reform in Taiwan, ERA’s cross-authorisation of rolling

Zonegreen Begins Major Safety Upgrade for Siemens

Sheffield-based rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is working with Siemens to overhaul the personnel protection systems installed at its UK maintenance depots. Kings Heath Traincare Facility in Northampton is the first to receive an updated version of the firm’s Depot Personnel Protection System, which was installed originally in 2006. © Zonegreen Depot Personnel Protection

Televic Rail acquires information systems supplier GSP

EUROPE: Belgian communications and control technology company Televic Rail has acquired German train, metro and tram passenger information system supplier GSP Sprachtechnologie as part of its international growth strategy. The acquisition ‘gives us greater access to the highly attractive German market and the larger Germany, Austria and Switzerland region’, said Televic

UK railway news round-up – August 1

On July 25 TransPennine Express accepted the first of the Nova 2 branded Civity EMUs which are being supplied by CAF and Eversholt Rail. The five-car Class 397 units will enter service later this year on TPE’s services from Manchester and Liverpool to Edinburgh and Glasgow via the West Coast

Phasor Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Phasor, the leading developer of enterprise-grade electronically-steered antenna (ESA) systems for satellite-based mobile broadband applications has announced that it has achieved ISO 9001 Certification ahead of the commercial release of its products for the land mobile, maritime and aviation markets. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for a quality management

Merseyrail top of punctuality charts

Merseyrail was the UK’s most punctual passenger train operator in 2018/19 with an average of 95.51% of trains running on time – well above the national average of 86.3%. Overall national punctuality during March was steady at 89%, but Merseyrail topped the charts with an impressive 98.1%. Close

Industry Insider Week 30 – 10 Must-Read Rail News Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 30 for 22–26 July 2019: Current Westbahn KISS interior © Westbahn Rolling Stock Siemens, Bombardier and DB reach an agreement about the ICE 4 trains © Deutsche Bahn Will Resume Acceptance of ICE 4

Government plans €86bn spend to renew German network

GERMANY: A 54% increase in spending on infrastructure renewals will see €86bn invested in the national rail network over the next decade, Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer announced on July 26. Unveiling a 10-year plan for 2020-29 which he described as ‘the biggest railway modernisation programme’ in Germany's history, Scheuer said the

Low-Emission Locomotives Enter Service on California Northern Railroad

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) have announced that two new US EPA Tier 4 compliant low-emission locomotives are now in service with subsidiary company California Northern Railroad Company (CFNR), after successfully completing trials. Built by Knoxville Locomotive Works in Tennessee, the 2,400-horsepower diesel locomotives use selective catalytic reduction technology to meet

Norfolk Southern starts TOP 21 roll-out

USA: Norfolk Southern has successfully rolled out the first phase of its Thoroughbred Operating Plan 21, covering its wagonload and automotive traffic, the railway confirmed on July 22. Mirroring the principles of the Precision Scheduled Railroading concept adopted by other Class Is, TOP21 is designed to improve system velocity and ensure

California Northern Railroad commissions low-emission locos

USA: Two Knoxville Locomotive Works low-emission diesel locos have entered service on Genesee & Wyoming’s California Northern Railroad following the completion of trials. The 1·79 MW locomotives have 12-cylinder MTU engines and use selective catalytic reduction technology to meet Tier 4 emissions requirements. They are expected to provide fuel savings of

DB buys Westbahn’s Kiss EMUs

EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to acquire Austrian open access operator Westbahn’s fleet of 17 Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units. Announcing the deal on July 22, the German national railway said Westbahn’s four-car and six-car units had ‘achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction’; some of the vehicles are

Higher capacity double-deck coach on test

ISRAEL: National railway ISR has reconfigured three of its Bombardier Transportation double-deck coaches with a revised interior layout designed to provide a 20% increase in capacity per vehicle In order to accommodate more standing passengers, the seats and tables have been removed from the lower deck and replaced with the same

Short Line Safety Institute launches leadership programme

USA: The Short Line Safety Institute has launched a leadership programme focused on developing new and experienced railway managers’ soft skills including communication, mentoring and coaching. It combines role play, self-assessment and group discussion of topics including delivering constructive feedback, managing to agreement, coaching, building high performing teams and giving credit. ‘Based

ICE4 deliveries to resume

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has resumed acceptance of ICE 4 trainsets with immediate effect, Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation announced on July 17. The national operator had stopped accepting delivery of further ICE4 trainsets in April after Bombardier’s quality management procedures determined that some coach body welds had not been carried out

Industry Insider Week 28 – 10 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 28 for 08–12 July 2019: Jazz train for Trenitalia © Railway-News Rolling Stock British Rail Class 720 Aventra EMU for Abellio Greater Anglia © Bombardier Greater Anglia’s Bombardier Fleet Begins Testing The first of the

DB Regio awarded E-Netz Main­fran­ken operating contract

GERMANY: Incumbent DB Regio has been awarded the E-Netz Mainfranken passenger train operating contract following a European tender conducted by Bayern railway agency BEG,  Rhein-Main transport authority RMV and Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Transport. The contract running for six years from December 2021 covers the operation of around 4·35 million train-km/year using

DB Starts 3D Printing Heavy Metal Components

Deutsche Bahn has begun producing heavy components made of metal in a 3D printer. This will reduce wait times during vehicle maintenance works.  Deutsche Bahn can now use 3D printing for heavy metal components for its ICE trains © DB AG The Berlin-based company GEFERTEC has developed an innovative process that allows Deutsche

Oberösterreich railway investment programme agreed

AUSTRIA: The Land of Oberösterreich and Austrian Federal Railways have agreed an €725m programme of route modernisation, station upgrading and electrification works for 2019-30. This agreement includes the retention of all branch lines, and the roll-out of new singalling and safety systems. ÖBB is to retain ownership of all lines in the region,

South Coast Rail groundbreaking ceremony

USA: A groundbreaking ceremony at East Freetown in Massachusetts on July 2 officially marked the start of work on Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail commuter project. The $1·047bn project will extend Boston’s Middleborough Line commuter rail services to Taunton, New Bedford and Fall River, the only major cities within

A1 Trust orders TWO new boilers from DB Meiningen

GERMAN steam locomotive works Dampflokwerk Meiningen has been awarded the contract to construct the new Diagram 118a boiler for new-build LNER ‘P2’ 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales. The £1million order by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) covers not only the boiler for the Gresley Mikado, but also a second identical

Clayton builds hybrid locos for Tata Steel

THE Clayton Equipment has completed the first of a three-loco order from Tata Steel, Port Talbot, which is replacing its ageing diesel locos. Clayton specialises in industrial locos, and is building a CBD90, which is a 90-tonne hybrid Bo-Bo locomotive.  The first of three CDB90 locos was delivered to Tata

China: Testing Successful for CRRC Carbon-Fibre Metro

China’s ‘Future Metro’ CRRC believes the many new technologies and materials in its new metro vehicles are the future of metros worldwide, and will drive upgrades to metro technologies, which will in turn make travelling by metro more enjoyable for passengers. Ding Sansan, Deputy Chief Engineer, CRRC Qingdao Sifang, says these carbon-fibre