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Bombardier’s Francilien and OMNEO/Regio 2N trains receive the official ‘Guaranteed French Origin’ label

Bombardier Francilien

Bombardier’s Francilien and OMNEO/Regio 2N trains receive the official ‘Guaranteed French Origin’ label Global mobility provider Bombardier Transportation has received the ‘Guaranteed French Origin’ label from the Pro France association for its Francilien and BOMBARDIER OMNEO/Regio 2N trains, both of which are designed and produced at Bombardier’s Crespin site inHauts-de-France.  “This is the first time a […]

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Alstom commissions the 500th Vectron locomotive equipped with ETCS Level 2

Vectron

Alstom commissions the 500th Vectron locomotive equipped with ETCS Level 2 Alstom successfully equipped and commissioned the 500th Vectron locomotive from train manufacturer Siemens Mobility with ATLAS 200, its ETCS[1] level 2 solution at the end of last year. The project is in progress since 2008. It entails the design, supply, homologation, testing and commissioning of the […]

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Wabtec and GE Transportation expect to merge in first quarter

Wabtec

Wabtec and GE Transportation expect to merge in first quarter USA: The US Department of Justice has closed its review of the pending merger of Wabtec and GE Transportation, the companies announced on January 15. General Electric announced in November 2017 that its was looking to dispose of its Transportation business, and a definitive merger […]

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Alstom joint venture to maintain RENFE trainsets

Alstom

Alstom joint venture to maintain RENFE trainsets SPAIN: National operator RENFE has renewed three contracts for Alstom to undertake the full maintenance of 15 S-104 Avelia Pendolino high speed trainsets and to provide preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance of 106 suburban multiple-units The contracts have a total value of €125m, with the work to be […]

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Porterbrook leads postal train resurgence with Rail Operations Group tie up

Porterbrook

Porterbrook leads postal train resurgence with Rail Operations Group tie up Porterbrook is supplying the Rail Operations Group (ROG) with bi-mode FLEX trains to support the company’s expansion into the rail postal industry. Increasing congestion on the road network, a shortage of HGV drivers and the rapid growth in on-line shopping has led many shipping […]

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Deutsche Bahn Launches Upgrade of 600 Older Signal Boxes

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn Launches Upgrade of 600 Older Signal Boxes Deutsche Bahn has started 2019 with the technical upgrade of 600 older signal boxes. New technology will support train controllers monitor the tracks. Frank Sennhenn, CEO of DB Netz AG, said: “Our experts are constantly working on making Deutsche Bahn more reliable. With this new technology […]

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Competitive Freight Wagon deployment to be planned

Ermewa

Competitive Freight Wagon deployment to be planned Wagon leasing company Ermewa is to draw up a deployment concept for innovative wagons to support the business case for investment in vehicles which are being developed under the Competitive Freight Wagon research initiative. Backed by the EU Shift2Rail research programme, the Competitive Freight Wagon consortium includes technology […]

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“Lithuanian Railways” is Getting Ready for an Investment Leap

Lietuvos geležinkeliai

“Lithuanian Railways” is Getting Ready for an Investment Leap The ambitious «Lithuanian Railways» program accelerates. This year, at least two times bigger investments in to the infrastructure of railroads than the last year are planned. Next year, at least 1.5 times bigger sum is planned to be allocated. This year, the investments in to the […]

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Road repairs boom-2018 and U.S. locomotives for Ukrzaliznytsia

Ukrzaliznytsia

Road repairs boom-2018 and U.S. locomotives for Ukrzaliznytsia In 2018, Ukraine allocated a record $40 billion for road repairs, which made it possible to drastically increase the volume of road construction and maintenance works throughout the country. In parallel lines, the railroad operator began an upgrade of its fleet, while Ukraine completed the largest infrastructure […]

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State approves Bangalore suburban rail network

Bangalore

State approves Bangalore suburban rail network The Karnataka state cabinet has approved a four-route suburban railway network planned for Bangalore. Services would use dedicated tracks to serve 81 stations, including 30 elevated. The estimated Rs230·1bn cost would be funded by the central government (20%), the state government (20%) and loans from multilateral or domestic financial […]

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