New News information at Railway Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.railway-technology.com http://www.railway-technology.com/ en-us http://www.railway-technology.com/ New News information at Railway Technology http://www.railway-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Virgin Trains to auction empty First Class train seats through new app http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvirgin-trains-to-auction-empty-first-class-train-seats-through-new-app-5932171 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvirgin-trains-to-auction-empty-first-class-train-seats-through-new-app-5932171 UK-based Virgin Trains has introduced a new service on its East Coast operations to auction unsold First Class tickets to its passengers through the new Seatfrog smartphone app. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: SMRT Trains, Siemens, Cowi and Multiconsult JV, Strukton Rail http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-smrt-trains-siemens-cowi-and-multiconsult-jv-strukton-rail-5930925 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-smrt-trains-siemens-cowi-and-multiconsult-jv-strukton-rail-5930925 SMRT Trains has secured a S$1.7bn ($1.26bn) contract from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to operate the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) in Singapore for an initial period of nine years starting from 2019. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Aecom to invest in Heathrow Airport rail link project http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsaecom-to-invest-in-heathrow-airport-rail-link-project-5932224 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsaecom-to-invest-in-heathrow-airport-rail-link-project-5932224 Global infrastructure firm Aecom has agreed to invest in the Heathrow Southern Railway (HSRL), a private sector venture formed to improve rail access to London’s Heathrow Airport. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Siemens to supply trains for Bangkok Blue Line extension http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-metro-trains-for-bangkok-blue-line-extension-5930991 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-metro-trains-for-bangkok-blue-line-extension-5930991 Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM) and CH Karnchang Public Company have awarded a contract to a consortium of Siemens and ST Electronics (Thailand) to deliver metro trains and associated equipment for extending Bangkok’s Blue Line Metr… Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Alstom Brazil transfers rail technology to PRASA http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-brazil-transfers-rail-technology-to-prasa-5931069 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-brazil-transfers-rail-technology-to-prasa-5931069 Alstom Brazil is transferring technology to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to manufacture X'Ttrapolis Mega trains as a part of a project to modernise the African country's railway industry.  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT MyHSR and LTA to conduct TFC discussions for HSR project http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsmyhsr-and-lta-to-conduct-tfc-discussions-for-hsr-project-5931443 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsmyhsr-and-lta-to-conduct-tfc-discussions-for-hsr-project-5931443 Malaysia's MyHSR and the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) are seeking new ideas and technologies from companies to implement Ticketing & Fare Collection (TFC) system in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT TfL and ARL to improve London Overground customer service http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstfl-and-arl-to-improve-london-overground-customer-service-5929914 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstfl-and-arl-to-improve-london-overground-customer-service-5929914 The UK's Transport for London (TfL) and operator Arriva Rail London (ARL) have planned to review and modernise customer service on the London Overground network. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT GE Transportation receives 10,000th order for Evolution Series locomotive http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsge-transportation-receives-10000th-order-for-evolution-series-locomotive-5929926 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsge-transportation-receives-10000th-order-for-evolution-series-locomotive-5929926 GE Transportation has received its 10,000th order for the Evolution Series locomotive, which provides lower lifecycle costs. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Great Northern to fit trains with new system to identify possible breakdowns http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsgreat-northern-to-fit-new-system-to-identify-possible-train-breakdowns-5930229 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsgreat-northern-to-fit-new-system-to-identify-possible-train-breakdowns-5930229 The UK's Great Northern Railway has completed installation of a smart high-tech kit that will notify the engineers through email when the machine parts start developing a problem. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT PCTEL introduces bi-directional train top antenna http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newspctel-introduces-bi-directional-train-top-antenna-5929179 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newspctel-introduces-bi-directional-train-top-antenna-5929179 US-based PCTEL has launched its new 5 GHz bi-directional train top antenna that provides Wi-Fi services to passenger and metro rail systems. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT SMRT wins tender to operate Thomson-East Coast Line in Singapore http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssmrt-wins-tender-to-operate-thomson-east-coast-line-in-singapore-5928720 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssmrt-wins-tender-to-operate-thomson-east-coast-line-in-singapore-5928720 Rail operator SMRT Trains has secured a contract to operate the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) in Singapore for an initial nine-year period starting from 2019, at a total service fee of nearly S$1.7bn ($1.26bn). Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ontario seeks design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsontario-seeks-design-concepts-for-hydrogen-powered-trains-5928812 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsontario-seeks-design-concepts-for-hydrogen-powered-trains-5928812 The Government of Ontario in Canada has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for concept design work to integrate a hydrogen fuel cell system into a bi-level Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT FS Italiane completes acquisition of Greek rail operator Trainose http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfs-italiane-completes-acquisition-of-greek-rail-operator-trainose-5927787 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfs-italiane-completes-acquisition-of-greek-rail-operator-trainose-5927787 FS Italiane has completed the previously announced acquisition of Greece's railway operator Trainose under a €45m deal. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Siemens to deliver 30 Vectron locomotives to MRCE http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-deliver-30-vectron-locomotives-to-mrce-5927777 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-deliver-30-vectron-locomotives-to-mrce-5927777 Siemens has been contracted to deliver 30 Vectron trains to full-service locomotive leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE). Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Hyperloop One reveals winners of ten potential route proposals http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshyperloop-one-reveals-winners-of-ten-potential-route-proposals-5928085 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshyperloop-one-reveals-winners-of-ten-potential-route-proposals-5928085 Hyperloop One has announced the winning teams of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge, which has identified ten new potential routes located in the US, the UK, Canada, Mexico and India. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT US company Greenbrier produces 50,000th covered hopper railcar http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsus-company-greenbrier-produces-50000th-covered-hopper-railcar-5926674 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsus-company-greenbrier-produces-50000th-covered-hopper-railcar-5926674 The Greenbrier Companies (GBX) in the US has completed the production of its 50,000th covered hopper railcar, which serves an integral role in North American freight movement operations. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Blast on London Underground train leaves several injured http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsblast-on-london-underground-train-leaves-several-injured-5927014 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsblast-on-london-underground-train-leaves-several-injured-5927014 An explosion that occurred on a Tube train at Parsons Green underground station in West London has injured several passengers. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bombardier upgrades Wuppertal station's signalling system in Germany http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-upgrades-wuppertal-stations-signalling-system-in-germany-5926687 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-upgrades-wuppertal-stations-signalling-system-in-germany-5926687 Bombardier Transportation and its German joint venture (JV) InoSig have begun upgrade works on several electrical interlocking units at Wuppertal station, Germany. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), Vislink, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-metro-trains-melbourne-mtm-vislink-hyperloop-transportation-technologies-5925465 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-metro-trains-melbourne-mtm-vislink-hyperloop-transportation-technologies-5925465 Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) subsidiary MTR has secured a seven-year franchise from the Government of Victoria to operate and maintain the Melbourne train system in Australia. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sapphire wins Beijing metro extension contract http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssapphire-wins-beijing-metro-extension-contract-5925714 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssapphire-wins-beijing-metro-extension-contract-5925714 Sapphire has secured a rail engineering contract worth approximately RMB276m ($42.27m) for the second phase of the Beijing Metro's Changping Line in China. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT