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 Gibela JV obtains provisional acceptance certificate for first X’Trapolis Mega train http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsgibela-jv-obtains-provisional-acceptance-certificate-for-first-xtrapolis-mega-train-5692787 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsgibela-jv-obtains-provisional-acceptance-certificate-for-first-xtrapolis-mega-train-5692787 South African joint venture (JV) Gibela has obtained a provisional acceptance certificate from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for its first X’Trapolis Mega train. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Downer EDI, Jilin Midas Aluminium Industries http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-downer-edi-jilin-midas-aluminium-industries-5691318 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-downer-edi-jilin-midas-aluminium-industries-5691318 Downer EDI has secured a $1.2bn Sydney Growth Trains contract from Transport for New South Wales (NSW). Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK student wins Heathrow Express’ ‘mind the gap’ design competition http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsuk-student-wins-heathrow-express-mind-the-gap-design-competition-5692765 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsuk-student-wins-heathrow-express-mind-the-gap-design-competition-5692765 A student from the UK-based Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL) has won Heathrow Express’ ‘mind the gap’ design competition. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Phase one of $1.68bn Pune Metro Rail Project receives Indian cabinet approval http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsphase-i-of-168bn-pune-metro-rail-project-receives-indian-cabinet-approval-5692743 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsphase-i-of-168bn-pune-metro-rail-project-receives-indian-cabinet-approval-5692743 India's Union Cabinet has approved the phase one development of the Rs114.2bn ($1.68bn) Pune Metro Rail Project in the state of Maharashtra. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Genesee & Wyoming Australia, Wabtec, Vossloh http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-genesee-wyoming-australia-wabtec-vossloh-5691365 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-genesee-wyoming-australia-wabtec-vossloh-5691365 Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) has completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail for $849m. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Bombardier and NUG JV wins first contract in China http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-and-nug-jv-wins-first-contract-in-china-5690337 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-and-nug-jv-wins-first-contract-in-china-5690337 Canadian firm Bombardier has won its first contract in China as part of the Bombardier and New United Group Signalling Solutions (BNS) joint venture (JV). Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Alstom begins supply of 30 additional Coradia EMU trains in Sweden http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-begins-supply-of-30-additional-coradia-emu-trains-in-sweden-5690375 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-begins-supply-of-30-additional-coradia-emu-trains-in-sweden-5690375 French rail transport company Alstom has commenced delivery of 30 additional Coradia trains, under an order from Sweden’s regional public transportation authority Skånetrafiken. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Government of Victoria aims to improve Melbourne’s train services http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvictoria-government-aims-to-improve-melbournes-train-services-5690471 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvictoria-government-aims-to-improve-melbournes-train-services-5690471 The Government of Victoria in Australia is planning to modernise telecommunications on Melbourne’s rail system in a bid to provide improved train services and precise information for passengers. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Vossloh to acquire Rocla Concrete Tie for $117.2m http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvossloh-to-acquire-rocla-concrete-tie-for-1172m-5688957 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvossloh-to-acquire-rocla-concrete-tie-for-1172m-5688957 German rail technology company Vossloh has signed a contract with Altus Capital Partners II to acquire US-based rail infrastructure company Rocla Concrete Tie. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sydney receives $1.1bn capital investment to meet rail traffic growth http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssydney-receives-11bn-capital-investment-to-meet-rail-traffic-growth-5687994 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssydney-receives-11bn-capital-investment-to-meet-rail-traffic-growth-5687994 Australia's Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has announced a A$1.5bn ($1.1bn) capital investment in a bid to improve rail customer service and address Sydney’s rapidly growing demand. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Alstom delivers Metropolis train set ahead of schedule to Lucknow, India http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-delivers-metropolis-train-set-ahead-of-schedule-in-indian-city-5689186 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-delivers-metropolis-train-set-ahead-of-schedule-in-indian-city-5689186 French rail transport company Alstom has delivered the first Metropolis train ahead of schedule to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT England’s Network Rail to share services with new rail operators http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsenglands-track-system-to-welcome-new-rail-operating-companies-5689029 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsenglands-track-system-to-welcome-new-rail-operating-companies-5689029 British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has called for publicly owned transport company Network Rail to work in collaboration with private train operating companies to run England's railway network. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT GWA acquires Glencore Rail for $849m http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsgwa-acquires-glencore-rail-for-849m-5687940 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsgwa-acquires-glencore-rail-for-849m-5687940 The Australian subsidiary of US-based short-line railroad holding company Genesee & Wyoming has acquired Glencore Rail for A$1.14bn ($849m). Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Southern rail passengers to receive compensation for train delays http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssouthern-rail-passengers-to-get-compensation-for-train-delays-5688712 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssouthern-rail-passengers-to-get-compensation-for-train-delays-5688712 The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that Southern rail passengers hit by long-running network disruption will be refunded the equivalent of a month’s travel fees. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Midas secures $33.70m international and PRC supply contracts http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsmidas-secures-3370m-international-and-prc-supply-contracts-5687701 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsmidas-secures-3370m-international-and-prc-supply-contracts-5687701 Jilin Midas Aluminium Industries, a subsidiary of Singapore-based investment holding company Midas, has received five international and People's Republic of China (PRC) supply contracts of a total value of ¥232.1m ($33.70m). Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Wabtec acquires French rail products company Faiveley Transport for €1.7bn http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newswabtec-acquires-french-rail-products-company-faiveley-transport-for-17bn-5687506 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newswabtec-acquires-french-rail-products-company-faiveley-transport-for-17bn-5687506 US-based Wabtec has completed the previously announced acquisition of majority ownership of French rail products company Faiveley Transport for €1.7bn. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Downer wins $1.2bn Sydney Growth Trains contract http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdowner-wins-12bn-sydney-growth-trains-contract-5687558 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdowner-wins-12bn-sydney-growth-trains-contract-5687558 Engineering group Downer EDI has won an A$1.7bn ($1.2bn) Sydney Growth Trains contract from Transport for New South Wales (NSW) in Australia. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Indian Cabinet approves $1.6bn Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase III http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsindian-cabinet-approves-16bn-mumbai-urban-transport-project-phase-iii-5686479 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsindian-cabinet-approves-16bn-mumbai-urban-transport-project-phase-iii-5686479 Indian Cabinet has approved the Rs10.9bn ($1.6bn) Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase III (MUTP 3), which is aimed at expanding rail infrastructure in the state of Maharashtra. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hollysys secures two ground-based high-speed rail signalling deals http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshollysys-signs-two-ground-based-high-speed-rail-signaling-contracts-5686182 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshollysys-signs-two-ground-based-high-speed-rail-signaling-contracts-5686182 China-based Hollysys Automation Technologies has signed two high-speed rail signalling contracts with a combined worth of $15.88m for Harbin-Jiamusi and Jiujingqu lines. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hitachi Rail Italy wins three rail service contracts worth €108m http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshitachi-rail-italy-wins-three-rail-service-contracts-worth-108m-5686163 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newshitachi-rail-italy-wins-three-rail-service-contracts-worth-108m-5686163 Hitachi Rail Italy has won three service contracts worth €108m to maintain Frecciarossa 1000, Frecciarossa 500 and TSR regional trains. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT