New News information at Railway Technology New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Railway Technology Teltronic to deliver TETRA communications solution to Manila metro Hytera Communications' subsidiary Teltronic has been selected to provide a complete TETRA communications solution for the ‘Manila Metro Rail Transit Line 7’ (MRT-7) at Metro Manila, the Philippines. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Saft to supply batteries to Hong Kong's 93 new MTR metro trains Saft has secured a contract to supply its SRM nickel-technology batteries for 93 eight-car MTR metro trains that are set to begin operation in Hong Kong. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Alstom-made Citadis tram begins commercial service in Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria Alstom-manufactured Citadis trams have started commercial operations at Sidi Bel Abbes, a city located in the north-western part of Algeria. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sapphire's Ranken Railway receives $45m of new metro contracts in China Sapphire's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subsidiary Ranken Railway Construction Group has secured new infrastructure contracts in China worth nearly RMB308m ($45m). Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Siemens wins predictive maintenance contract from Deutsche Bahn German railway cargo carrier DB Cargo has awarded Siemens a contract for the installation of condition-based predictive maintenance systems on-board its locomotive fleet. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Italdesign secures contract to design new tram for Guangzhou, China Italian design and engineering company Italdesign has been contracted by CRRC Guangzhou Electric Locomotive to develop a new tram for Guangzhou, China. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Beacon Rail Leasing acquires railcar fleet from Lloyds Bank and RBS subsidiaries Luxembourg-based company Beacon Rail Leasing has completed the acquisition of a fleet of Bombardier Class 220 and Class 221 Voyager diesel-electric multiple units from subsidiaries of Lloyds Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Victoria to carry out upgrades to enable faster trains on Warrnambool line The Government of Victoria in Australia has planned to upgrade tracks, signalling systems and level crossings along the Warrnambool line as part of the A$114m ($90.62m) upgrade programme. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Auckland Council to decide on new electric trains purchase Auckland Council in New Zealand is expected to make a decision regarding the purchase of 17 new electric and battery-powered trains. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT BRPL and IRCON sign MoU to build new rail line in Chhattisgarh, India Ircon International (IRCON), a unit of Indian Railways, and Bastar Railway Private (BRPL) have signed a project execution agreement to build a 140km railway line between Jagdalpur to Rawghat in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT PANYNJ approves $134.5m to upgrade PATH substation The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) in the US has approved an award of $134.5m for two critical projects to replace aging substations that supply electrical power to the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT CSKA metro station in Moscow to open this year A new metro station in Moscow is scheduled to open this year as a part of the first section of the Third Interchange Circuit, which will extend from Delovoi Tsentr to Petrovsky Park station. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT New York Governor allocates $5.6bn for Long Island Rail Road upgrade New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has allocated $5.6bn for the transformation of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), which is intended to improve transportation infrastructure and facilitate economic growth in the region. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK Government announce new plans for rail services in Wales, Midlands and North The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed plans for new bi-mode trains, which are expected to provide faster and more comfortable journeys for passengers in Wales, the Midlands and the North of England. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Siemens, Cross Yarra Partnership, HS2 Phase One Siemens has secured a contract from Indian Railways to deploy Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) on the dual-cab, high-horsepower diesel engine locomotives produced at Indian Railways' Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) production unit. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT CAF MiiRA acquires Italian company RIFER CAF business unit CAF MiiRA has completed the takeover of RIFER, an Italian wheelset and railcar maintenance service provider firm. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT CPB Contractors and Bombardier receive $790m signalling contract for Melbourne Metro CIMIC Group subsidiary CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation have been selected by the Government of Victoria in Australia to deliver the Metro Tunnel Project Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) in Melbourne, which is estimated to be worth nearly A$1… Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tracsis to provide software planning products for major UK rail operator Transport solutions provider Tracsis has won a multi-million pound contract from a major UK rail operator to provide important software planning products. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Stadler to develop new rail depot in Hengelo, Netherlands Swiss railway rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has been contracted by Dutch public transport company Syntus to maintain 16 Stadler Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train (FLIRT) vehicles. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Dubai RTA reviews Alstom-made mock-up for new metro trains A delegation of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) led by the Director-General has inspected the mock-up of the Alstom-made Metropolis trains for the Route 2020 project. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT