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 Sydney Trains extends Downer's Millennium passenger trains deal http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssydney-trains-extends-downers-millennium-passenger-trains-contract-5752203 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssydney-trains-extends-downers-millennium-passenger-trains-contract-5752203 Sydney Trains has exercised its option to extend Australian engineering and infrastructure management firm Downer EDI’s maintenance contract of the Millennium passenger trains for another ten years. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT STC receives US patent for EMTRAC Rail Worker Notification system http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsstc-receives-us-patent-for-emtrac-rail-worker-notification-system-5752217 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsstc-receives-us-patent-for-emtrac-rail-worker-notification-system-5752217 STC has received a US patent for its EMTRAC Rail Worker Notification system that helps railway maintenance workers track approaching trains. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Victoria seeks proposals to build $397m Ballarat line http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvictoria-seeks-proposals-to-build-397m-ballarat-line-5752197 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvictoria-seeks-proposals-to-build-397m-ballarat-line-5752197 The government of Victoria in Australia has released the request for proposal (RFP) to build the A$518m ($397m) Ballarat line. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT TfGM opens new tram line in Manchester, UK http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstfgm-opens-new-tram-line-in-manchester-uk-5750811 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstfgm-opens-new-tram-line-in-manchester-uk-5750811 The UK's Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has opened the new Second City Crossing tram line, which goes right through the city centre. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Caltrain cancels contract with Parsons Transportation Group http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newscaltrain-cancels-contract-with-parsons-transportation-group-5751090 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newscaltrain-cancels-contract-with-parsons-transportation-group-5751090 US commuter rail service provider Caltrain has terminated a contract with Parsons Transportation Group (PTG) that includes design and implementation of a positive control and communications systems for the San Francisco-San Jose route. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bombardier to supply 21 Flexity Berlin trams to BVG http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-to-supply-21-flexity-berlin-trams-to-bvg-5750910 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-to-supply-21-flexity-berlin-trams-to-bvg-5750910 Bombardier Transportation has secured a $76m contract to provide an additional 21 Flexity Berlin trams to Berlin Transport Authority (BVG). Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bentheimer Eisenbahn awards deal for five Alstom Coradia Lint trains http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbentheimer-eisenbahn-awards-contract-for-five-coradia-trains-from-alstom-5749903 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbentheimer-eisenbahn-awards-contract-for-five-coradia-trains-from-alstom-5749903 German company Bentheimer Eisenbahn has awarded a contract worth more than €20m to Alstom for five Coradia Lint trainsets. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Reform Scotland urges government to transform rail network http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsreform-scotland-urges-uk-government-to-transform-rail-network-5749772 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsreform-scotland-urges-uk-government-to-transform-rail-network-5749772 Independent thinktank Reform Scotland has suggested that the country's government should set-up a commission to look at projects capable of transforming the nation's rail network. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Queensland seeks public input for revised $4.1bn Cross River Rail plans http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsqueensland-seeks-public-input-for-revised-41bn-cross-river-rail-proposal-5749928 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsqueensland-seeks-public-input-for-revised-41bn-cross-river-rail-proposal-5749928 The government of Queensland in Australia is seeking public input for revised A$5.4bn ($4.1bn) Cross River Rail project. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Alstom, Systra, Siemens http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-alstom-systra-siemens-5748171 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-alstom-systra-siemens-5748171 The Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) of Hanoi has awarded a €265m ($279.5m) contract to a French consortium comprising Alstom, Thales and Colas Rail. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Buckingham Group to build new Worcestershire Parkway station in UK http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbuckingham-group-to-build-new-worcestershire-parkway-station-in-uk-5748907 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbuckingham-group-to-build-new-worcestershire-parkway-station-in-uk-5748907 Worcestershire County Council has selected construction company Buckingham Group to design and build the new Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station near the junction 7 on the M5 in Norton, UK. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT HS2 hybrid bill receives Royal Assent http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshs2-hybrid-bill-secures-royal-assent-paves-way-for-new-rail-line-5748825 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshs2-hybrid-bill-secures-royal-assent-paves-way-for-new-rail-line-5748825 High-Speed 2 (HS2) hybrid bill has secured Royal Assent after completing more than three years of Parliamentary scrutiny, leading the way for a new line to increase capacity on the UK’s railways. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Network Rail to start platform 2 extension at Northallerton station http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnetwork-rail-to-start-platform-2-extension-work-at-northallerton-station-5748890 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnetwork-rail-to-start-platform-2-extension-work-at-northallerton-station-5748890 The UK's Network Rail is set to begin a project to extend platform 2 at Northallerton station in North Yorkshire to help accommodate new trains. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hit Rail to upgrade NS's rail connectivity in Netherlands http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshit-rail-to-upgrade-ns-connectivity-with-other-rail-organisations-5747668 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshit-rail-to-upgrade-ns-connectivity-with-other-rail-organisations-5747668 Netherlands-based Hit Rail has secured a contract to improve and upgrade Dutch railway operator NS's connectivity with other rail organisations. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Alstom wins €100m X'Trapolis trainsets supply contract from PTV http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-wins-xtrapolis-trainsets-supply-contract-worth-100m-5747524 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-wins-xtrapolis-trainsets-supply-contract-worth-100m-5747524 Australia's Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has contracted Alstom to deliver additional X'Trapolis trainsets for Melbourne’s suburban rail network. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Siemens to supply signalling systems for India's Nagpur Metro project http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-signalling-systems-for-indias-nagpur-metro-project-5747541 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-signalling-systems-for-indias-nagpur-metro-project-5747541 Siemens has received a contract to provide signalling systems for the new metro in Nagpur, India. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Thales to supply telecommunications system for Vietnam's Hanoi metro Line 3 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsthales-receives-first-contract-in-vietnam-for-construction-of-line-3-of-hanoi-metro-5745427 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsthales-receives-first-contract-in-vietnam-for-construction-of-line-3-of-hanoi-metro-5745427 Thales has secured its first transportation contract in Vietnam to deliver a complete telecommunications system for Line 3 of the Hanoi metro, currently being constructed in the country's capital city. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Systra consortium to provide consultancy for Brussels metro modernisation http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssystra-consortium-to-provide-consultancy-for-brussels-metro-lines-modernisation-in-belgium-5746462 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssystra-consortium-to-provide-consultancy-for-brussels-metro-lines-modernisation-in-belgium-5746462 A consortium of Systra, Geste and Tractebel has secured a deal from Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB) to provide consultancy services for the modernisation programme of Brussels metro lines in Belgium. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Barclaycard renews ten-year contract with TfL for contactless payments http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbarclaycard-renews-ten-year-contract-to-provide-tfl-with-contactless-payment-solutions-5746109 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbarclaycard-renews-ten-year-contract-to-provide-tfl-with-contactless-payment-solutions-5746109 Barclaycard has retained its contract for providing advanced contactless payment solutions to Transport for London (TfL) in the UK. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Network Rail to reopen Settle to Carlisle railway ahead of schedule http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnetwork-rail-to-reopen-settle-to-carlisle-railway-ahead-of-schedule-5745170 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnetwork-rail-to-reopen-settle-to-carlisle-railway-ahead-of-schedule-5745170 Engineers from UK Network Rail have made considerable progress to reopen the major Settle to Carlisle service next month, earlier than planned. 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