Selemçe Basra Demiryolu İran’ı Akdeniz’e Bağlayacak

İran’ı Akdeniz ülkelerine bağlayacak Selemçe Basra demiryolu hattının inşaat çalışmalarının önümüzdeki günlerde başlayacağı duyuruldu. İran Demiryolları Genel Müdürü Said Resuli yaptığı açıklamada, Selemçe Basra demiryolu hattının 33 kilometre olacağını belirterek, proje kapsamında 700 metrelik bir [devamı…]

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HS2 make or break decision looms

TRANSPORT secretary Grant Shapps says a ‘go or no-go’ decision will be made about HS2 by the end of the year. The DfT said a review will ‘consider whether and how the project should proceed’, and will take into account the benefits, cost and practicality of building lines between London, Birmingham

Alstom to supply 252 multiple-unit cars to Western Australia

AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had selected Alstom Transport Australia as preferred bidder to supply the next generation of electric multiple-units to operate on the Transperth network serving the state capital. Details of the A$1·6bn contract are expected to be finalised by late

New Electronic Interlocking at Linz Station

Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB) says the new electronic interlocking at Linz Station has successfully entered service. It has been connected to the railway network for ten days now. OEBB implemented the major project without a hitch. The infrastructure arm of Austrian Federal Railways, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, connected the new electronic interlocking (signal

Japanese take over Rio suburban network

BRAZIL: A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban operator SuperVia, at a reported cost of around ¥20bn. The Japanese trading group had previously held a 24% stake in the concessionaire, through its stake in SuperVia parent Odebrecht Mobilidad. It has

Russia’s Busiest Airport to Get New Railway Line

Sheremetyevo International Airport, which is located 30km from Moscow, is to get a new railway line, Russian Railways has said. The new line will extend to the Northern Terminal Complex (NTC), which comprises Terminals B and C. The goal of the project is to increase the airport’s accessibility while taking

Prime Minister Boris Johnson backs HS3 route

Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire Just a few days after taking office, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to fund a faster rail route between Leeds and Manchester, which he claimed would “turbo-charge” regional growth. Speaking in front of Stephenson’s Rocket at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, Mr Johnson said: “I

HS2’s ‘Sugar Cube’ Design Given the Go-Ahead

The London Borough of Camden has approved the design for HS2′s ‘sugar cube’ structure at Euston. The four-storey building will contain a substation and electrical equipment as well as a ventilation shaft for the London Underground. Contemporary and Functional Design Inspired by historic London Underground, the design is both contemporary and functional.

First, Trenitalia win West Coast Partnership franchise

THE government has awarded the West Coast Partnership to a consortium of FirstGroup and Trenitalia. Transport secretary Grant Shapps and Keith Williams, chair of the Rail Review, have described the deal as ‘vital to deliver the swift introduction of significant benefits for passengers’. The new contract is also designed to ‘fit

Bombardier sees ‘positive market outlook’ for rail

BOMBARDIER: ‘The positive market outlook for the rail industry remains unchanged’, said Bombardier when it presented its second quarter results on August 1. ‘At Transportation, we have made significant progress and remain on track to complete the transformation by 2020’, said, Bombardier Inc President & CEO Alain Bellemare. ‘As we simultaneously

Sunbury line upgrade package

AUSTRALIA: The Victoria state government has approved the first package of civil works to upgrade the 39·5 km Sunbury suburban line, which forms the electrified suburban section of the Melbourne – Bendigo main line. The upgrading will pave the way for enhanced services following completion of the Metro Tunnel project in 2025.

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

Slovenian signalling contract awarded

SLOVENIA: The Ministry of Infrastructure has awarded a consortium of CAF Signalling and local company ISKRA a contract to design, supply install and commission electronic interlockings and other signalling equipment to replace relay-based systems on the 117 km route between Zidani Most and Sentilj. The project aims to improve safety and increase

Fuat Oktay: Ankara-Sivas arası 2 saate inecek

Cumhurbaşkanı Yardımcısı Fuat Oktay, Yozgat’ta Ankara-Sivas Yüksek Hızlı Tren (YHT) hattı şantiyesinde inceleme yaptı. Oktay, “Kısmet olursa 2020 yılında bu hattı tamamlamayı arzu ediyoruz. Şu andaki konvansiyonel hattımıza baktığımızda Ankara’dan çıkan bir trenin Sivas’a ulaşma süresi 12 saat. YHT tamamlandığında bu 2 saate düşmüş olacak” dedi.

Scottish line to reopen in £70m project

THE disused line to the Levenmouth area of Fife is to be reopened to passenger trains at a cost of around £70 million. Transport secretary Michael Matheson said there would be stations at Leven and Cameron Bridge. The revived link would take passengers to Edinburgh in around 70 to 75 minutes. He

CAF Group Consortium Wins Jerusalem Tram Contract

CAF Group, in a consortium with Saphir, has won the Jerusalem tram project. Jerusalem Light Rail Contract The Jerusalem tram project involves building 27km of new tram lines, 53 stations and a number of depots. The 27km break down as follows: a 6.8km extension to the existing Red Line, which is currently

İtalya’da hükümet çatlıyor: Başbakan yardımcısından çağrı – Sözcü

  1. İtalya’da hükümet çatlıyor: Başbakan yardımcısından çağrı  Sözcü
  2. Yumruğunu gösterdi! Hükümet krizi patladı  Haber7
  3. İtalya’da yüksek hızlı tren projesi koalisyonu böldü  Ensonhaber
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İtalya’da İçişleri Bakanı Salvini seçime gidilmesini istedi

İtalya’da koalisyon hükümetinde Başbakan Yardımcılığı ve İçişleri Bakanlığı görevini yürüten aşırı sağcı Lig Partisinin lideri Matteo Salvini, “Yüksek hızlı tren oylamasında açıkça çoğunluğun olmadığını gördük. Bir karar alması için parlamentoya gidiyoruz ve sonrasında sözü artık seçmene bırakacağız” ifadesini kullandı.

Levenmouth reopening moves forward

UK: The Scottish Government has given the go-ahead for detailed design work to support the proposed reopening of the 6·5 km railway serving Levenmouth at an estimated cost of £70m, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity Michael Matheson confirmed on August 8. The rail link had been identified as one of

Sofia resignalling contract

BULGARIA: Infrastructure manager NRIC has awarded the ERTMS CA Voluyak DZZD consortium of local company AER and CAF Signalling a  contract to modernise signalling and telecoms on the 12 km route from Sofia to Obelya and Voluyak. Announcing the contract win on August 1, CAF Signalling said this was a strategic

Bombardier Transportation Appoints New EMEAI Region President

Bombardier EMEAI region president Andy DeLeone In his role as regional president, Andy DeLeone will report directly to company president Danny Di Perna. He will be wholly in charge of Bombardier Transportation’s business in the EMEAI region. For example, he will oversee customer relationship management, sales, services and project management. As EMEAI

Schaltbau Contactors Help Keep Nexus Trains Moving

Schaltbau are helping to keep Nexus trains moving on the Tyne and Wear Metro that serves passengers in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland in Tyne and Wear by supplying CT contactors as part of an overhaul project. Tyne and Wear Metro Train © Paul Robertson under license Schaltbau

CAF Wins 120 Million Euro European Signalling Contracts

CAF has won signalling contracts worth more than 120 million euros (134.48 million USD) for Spain, Slovenia and Bulgaria. High-speed train in Spain © Kabelleger / David Gubler under licence CAF Signalling Contract Details for Spain The contract covers the supply of the safety installations for the Nudo de La Encina-Xátiva-Valencia section

Cairo Region to Get Bombardier INNOVIA Monorail 300 System

The consortium comprising Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors has won the contract to supply and operate two monorail lines in Cairo and the surrounding region. Bombardier Transportation wins monorail contract in Egypt © Bombardier The consortium will design and build the two lines, and then operate and maintain them for

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

Vossloh sales up as rationalisation progresses

VOSSLOH: Reporting its half-year results on July 25, Vossloh Group announced that sales had increased by 4·6% to €437·1m from €418·1m for the first six months of 2018. An 18·6% increase in orders received to €568·9m had helped to lift the group’s order backlog by 33·7% to €726·9m at the

CDG Express trains ordered

FRANCE: The Hello Paris consortium selected to operate the CDG Express airport rail link has ordered 13 electric multiple-units to run the service at a cost of €160m, Alstom confirmed on August 1. CDG Express will run for 32 km between Paris-Est and Charles-de-Gaulle airport Terminal 2, using a mix of new

Talgo signs Egyptian co-operation agreement

EGYPT: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has signed a framework co-operation agreement with the Arab Organization for Industrialization for the joint development of capacity and performance improvement projects on the Egyptian rail network. Signed in Madrid by Talgo CEO Jose Maria Oriol Fabra and the Chairman of AOI’s SEMAF rolling stock

Son dakika! DenizBank’ın Emirates NBD’ye devrinde imzalar atıldı – Habertürk

  1. Son dakika! DenizBank’ın Emirates NBD’ye devrinde imzalar atıldı  Habertürk
  2. Son dakika DenizBank’ın satışı tamamlandı  Mynet
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Alstom to Supply 5 Additional Trains to Occitanie Region

The French regions of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée have placed an order for an additional 5 Coradia Polyvalent trains from Alstom. Alstom Coradia Polyvalent train for Régiolis © Alstom The order is worth approximately 30 million euros (27.46 million GBP / 33.45 million USD). The region previously ordered 46 Coradia Polyvalent trains for

Haydarpaşa kazı alanında bu kez kilise kalıntıları bulundu

Haydarpaşa’da Marmaray projesi kapsamında gerçekleştirilen kazı çalışmalarında bin 500 yıllık tarih gün yüzüne çıkmaya devam ediyor. Kazıldıkça tarih fışkıran alanda bu kez de beşinci yüzyıla ait olduğu değerlendirilen bir kilisenin kalıntılarına rastlandı. Kalıntıların ortaya çıktığı alan havadan görüntülendi. 

Prestigious design award for Hackney Wick project

London Overground’s Hackney Wick station, which reopened after extensive redevelopment and expansion in May 2018, has won a prestigious design award from the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).  The ambitious redesign, which transformed the North London Line station from a neglected site into a modern and attractive transport interchange, won

ADLINK Announces New Rugged, Fanless, Real-Time Video/Graphics Analytics AIoT Platform for Railway

ADLINK, a global provider of advanced Edge Computing products, has released its latest rugged, fanless NVIDIA Quadro embedded AIoT (AI and IoT) platform, the PIS-5500, designed for real-time video/graphics analytics applications in the rail industry. ADLINK PIS-5500 AIoT platform © ADLINK Technology Inc. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being adopted globally by

Port of Barcelona rail motorway terminal agreed

SPAIN: An agreement to build and operate a rail motorway terminal in the Port of Barcelona has been signed by the government of Catalunya and SNCF subsidiary VIIA. The terminal will be open to any operator, offering capacity to accommodate eight trains per day carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers to and from

Work begins on Ankara suburban rail extension

TURKEY: Construction has started on an extension of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway from the current western terminus of Sincan to Yenikent. The 8 km northwestern extension is being funded from public sources. Completion of the TL353m project is due by the end of June 2022. From Yenikent a single-track line is to be

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

Stadler Berlin Expansion Plans on Track

Stadler is expanding its Berlin location. The works, which will cost around 70 million euros, include the construction of an additional production hall as well as new offices and a modern canteen for its employees. Stadler says it wishes to start using the phase 1 premises starting in early 2021.

Dawlish sea wall rebuild begins

Work started at Dawlish on June 1 to construct a new higher and wider sea wall to protect the railway and the town from the sea. Teignbridge District Council approved Network Rail’s £30million plans to increase the height of the sea wall in April. Contractors start work

İtalya’da yüksek hızlı tren protestosu

İtalya’nın Torino kentiyle Fransa’nın Lyon kenti arasında yapımı yıllardır süren yeni yüksek hızlı tren hattına İtalyan hükümetinin yeşil ışık yakmasının ardından binlerce kişi şantiye yakınlarında eylem yaptı.

Bakan Pekcan’dan Rus iş insanlarına: Kalite de uygun fiyat da burada – Hürriyet

  1. Bakan Pekcan’dan Rus iş insanlarına: Kalite de uygun fiyat da burada  Hürriyet
  2. Türkiye’den Rusya’ya çağrı! ‘Uzaklarda aramayın…’  Haber7.com
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Haberler: 5 Ayda 10 milyar dolar! Daha da artacak… – Ekonomi Haberleri – Milliyet

  1. Haberler: 5 Ayda 10 milyar dolar! Daha da artacak… – Ekonomi Haberleri  Milliyet
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Novak: Türkiye ile ticaret hacmimizi artırmamız gerekiyor – Milliyet

  1. Novak: Türkiye ile ticaret hacmimizi artırmamız gerekiyor  Milliyet
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Government Sets out Strategy for Biodiverse Railway Lineside

UK: The Department for Transport has produced guidelines of how it expects Network Rail to manage lineside vegetation while continuing to ensure the safety of passengers and services. Engineers help clear overgrown vegetation © Network Rail Lineside Vegetation Management Following the recommendations from an independent review chaired by John Varley, a non-executive director

Trans-Pennine ETCS procurement begins

UK: Network Rail has begun the process of appointing a contractor to supply and maintain ETCS Level 2 for the line between Stalybridge near Manchester and Cottingley near Leeds as part of the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade Programme. The selected contractor would be expected to maintain the ETCS equipment over its anticipated

New lines go ahead as FS infrastructure spending approved

ITALY: A €28bn package of funding for FS Group infrastructure spending was formally approved by the government’s Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning on July 24, the state railway group has confirmed. CIPE has also approved updates to the programme contracts between the Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport and the group’s two

IRCON to undertake Sri Lanka railway upgrade

SRI LANKA: A US$91·3m contract for the modernisation of the 130 km Maho – Omanthai line was signed by the government and Indian Railways subsidiary IRCON International on July 18. The 36-month project will raise the line speed from 60 km/h to 120 km/h and eliminate 40 km/h speed restrictions, while reducing maintenance

Greater Anglia: New Intercity Train Completes Test Run

In October 2016 Swiss company Stadler signed a contract with Greater Anglia to replace their fleet of intercity trains. One of the new trains has now successfully completed a daylight test run between Norwich and Liverpool Street. Greater Anglia intercity train © Greater Anglia Test Run & Training The train underwent extensive testing

Sheffield City Region rail vision launched

UK: An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region was launched by Mayor Dan Jarvis on July 18. The plan was produced by the region’s local authorities supported by organisations including Transport for the North. The proposals include a Barnsley Dearne Valley station in Goldthorpe on the Northern Powerhouse

İSO Başkanı Bahçıvan: TCDD bir an önce özelleştirilmeli

İstanbul Sanayi Odası Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Bahçıvan, Türkiye’nin karayolu ve havayolu taşımacılığında elde ettiği başarının deniz ve demiryolu ulaşımında kendini gösteremediğini belirterek, “Demiryolu taşımacılığının gelişmesi için Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları’nın özelleştirilme sürecinin bir an önce tamamlanması gerekiyor” dedi.

Rail Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Zero-Emission Technology

UK: Rail Minister Andrew Jones has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to greener rail journeys. The pledge was made while visiting Steamology, a Hampshire-based company, which received £350,000 in government funding this year to invest in its ‘Water to Water’ (W2W) system. As a zero-emission compact steam generator that works using oxygen and

Register Now for the 3rd ASEAN Rail Summit

Malaysia: As the fastest-growing region in the global economy, Southeast Asia emerging economies have attracted worldwide attention. It is estimated that by 2020, ASEAN is expected to become the fifth-largest economy in the world. As one of the important countries in ASEAN, China has always maintained close cooperation and exchanges.

Network Rail: Route Directors Appointed for Eastern Region

Rob McIntosh, managing director of Network Rail’s Eastern Region, recently announced the Route Directors who will form his new senior management team. Several Network Rail employees have been appointed and will be responsible for ‘putting passengers and freight customers first’. Rob McIntosh, managing director of Network Rail’s Eastern Region © Network

Boris Johnson is new Prime Minister

BORIS Johnson has won his battle to become Prime Minister. The results of the election were announced by Dame Cheryl Gillan a few minutes after midday. Mr Johnson gained 92,153 votes, and his rival Jeremy Hunt 46,656. Mr Johnson will travel to Buckingham Palace tomorrow, where the Queen will ask him to

DenizBank Genel Müdürü Ateş: TL faizlerde gerileme olacak – Mynet

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‘Faizlerde gerileme olacak’ – Memurlar

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HS2 challenges grow

THE Labour Party is increasing the urgency of its demands for an inquiry into HS2. The call follows unconfirmed reports that HS2 chairman Allan Cook has written to the Department for Transport warning that all phases of the high speed project will cost more than £55.7 billion. According to the

Gautrain success foreshadows expansion

SOUTH AFRICA: Outline plans to extend Gautrain to serve more of the Gauteng region have been drawn up as part of an assessment of the project’s economic and social impact. About R110bn could be allocated for construction of extensions and 19 new stations, plus R24∙4bn on improvements to the existing

Industry Insider Week 29 – 11 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 29 for 15–19 July 2019: Refurbished interior of the Class 175 with new carpets and upholstery © Transport for Wales Policy Rail Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2019 © Network Rail Report Shows Progress on

İmamoğlu’ndan İBB’ye yeni atamalar

İBB’de Ulaşımdan Sorumlu Genel Sekreter Yardımcılığı’na raylı sistem uzmanı Orhan Demir, Raylı Sistemler Daire Başkanlığı’na çok iyi seviyede Japonca bilen Doç. Dr. Pelin Alpkökin, Park Bahçe ve Yeşil Alanlar Daire Başkanlığı’na Yüksek Mimar Prof. Dr. Yasin Çağatay Seçkin atandı.

World rolling stock market – July 2019

Belarus: TMH’s Tver works is to supply BC with 14 Type 61-4447.02 platskartny cars, eight Type 61-440.00 sleeping cars and eight Type 61-445.03 sleeping cars with staff compartments. The order is being financed through BelVEBlizing. Europe: Traktionssysteme Austria is supplying traction motors for the 30 three-car M7 metro trains which CAF

World rail infrastructure market – July 2019

Australia: Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and Metro Trains Melbourne have signed a A$89m contract to elevate the line at Toorak Road in Melbourne to eliminate a level crossing. e+ Architecture is to plan the refurbishment of Bendigo station in Victoria. Bangladesh: Pandrol is to provide Larsen & Toubro with VIPA DRS rail fastenings

Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance consortium in April,

National control centre approved

IRELAND: The construction of a €135m National Train Control Centre to manage the entire Iarnród Éireann network was approved by the Irish government on July 17. The new centre is to be delivered by IÉ, with government funding provided through the National Transport Authority as part of Project Ireland 2040. To be

Network Rail Investments: New Trains and New Services

UK: Network Rail has published its annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019. During that twelve-month period train operating companies added almost 3,000 new services a week. This generated vital additional capacity and seats and was the result of record investment in the country’s rail infrastructure. London Bridge

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

Electrification goes live in northern Portugal

PORTUGAL: Prime Minister António Costa and Housing & Infrastructure Minister Pedro Nuno Santos attended ceremonies on July 16 to mark completion of two electrification schemes on routes north of Porto. Both projects are part of the government’s Ferrovia 2020 investment plan. A 14·2 km section of the Porto – Pocinho Douro

Unipart Rail Engineering Director Awarded Professorship

Steve Ingleton, Unipart Rail Engineering Director, has been appointed as a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield, within the Institute of Railway Research. Steve Ingleton, Engineering Director © Unipart Rail This achievement is in recognition of the hard work and commitment that Steve has demonstrated within the University, supporting projects and

Grayling indicates support for Keith Williams

TRANSPORT secretary Chris Grayling has signalled his support for reducing the railway responsibilities of the DfT, as set out in principle by Rail Review chairman Keith Williams over the past couple of days. Mr Grayling is giving evidence to the Transport Committee. He said: ‘I think the Department should do much less.

European Commission Says Yes to Latvian Railway Electrification

The Latvian rail network electrification project has received the go-ahead from the European Commission. The European Commission’s independent technical assistance experts published positive results about both the project and its economic feasibility. In 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers also said it was in favour of the Latvian Railways project. Electrified railway line

Malmbanan resignalling to support ETCS

SWEDEN: Trafikverket has started work on a three-year project to resignal the Malmbanan heavy haul line between Boden and Riksgränsen with digital interlockings and ETCS at an estimated cost of SKr3bn. According to the infrastructure manager, most of the existing interlockings on the iron ore corridor are more than 50 years

EU to fund Latvian electrification programme

LATVIA: The EU’s Cohesion Fund is to provide €318·5m to support the electrification of the main east–west corridor and the replacement of diesel locomotives. Only around 14% of Latvia’s 1 860 km network is currently electrified, well below the EU average of 55%, with electric traction currently only used for passenger

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

Heritage profile: The Wensleydale Railway

Running through some of the best scenery North Yorkshire offers, the Wensleydale Railway is a relative newcomer to the heritage and tourist railway sector. Graeme Pickering finds out more about its growth and expansion plans. A train ride is undoubtedly the main highlight of a trip to a heritage line, but

Return of the Brighton Belle

Restoring a 1930s all-electric Pullman train for use on the mainline is a project where the 5BEL Trust has faced and overcome numerous challenges. With the luxury train now being prepared for testing, Andy Coward brings us up-to-date with this ambitious restoration. Work on the restoration of four ‘Brighton Belle’ coaches

UK: Cutting-Edge Experimental Rail Facility Gets Funding

The British government has confirmed funding for a research facility covering conventional and high-speed rail in Leeds.  The University of Leeds’ Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration has set itself the goal of revolutionising how railway systems are invented, developed and put into service in the UK and globally.

‘Drone train’ completes first trial

FRANCE: National operator SNCF has successfully tested a remotely-controlled train over a distance of 4 km in the Paris suburbs. Representing a key stage in SNCF’s programme to develop automated operations, the ‘drone train’ ran from Villeneuve-Saint-Georges to Juvisy and was driven from a control centre established at Vigneux-sur-Seine. Describing the test

Eliwana mine and railway project launched

AUSTRALIA: Fortescue Metals Group held a ceremony on July 5 to officially launch construction of its Eliwana mine and railway in Western Australia. The US$1·275bn project includes the construction of 143 km of railway to connect the Western Hub mining area to the Solomon Hub on the existing 620 km rail network

Uber Transit Gives Denver Residents Integrated Mobility

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver has partnered with Uber and software developer Masabi to create Uber Transit, allowing passengers in the US city to use the Uber app to plan, book and pay for end-to-end transportation, including public transit.  Uber Transit in Denver gives passengers integrated ticketing © RTD What

Unipart Rail – Supporting the Devolved Railway

A devolved railway needs a new way of thinking. It needs to be underpinned by a robust supply chain that is agile, delivers effective planning and sourcing and places the requirements of the digital railway at its core. Through this time of change, the supply chain needs to align itself to

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