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 Network Rail progresses on £25m Hackney Wick Overground station upgrades http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnetwork-rail-reports-progress-on-25m-work-to-transform-hackney-wick-overground-station-5723112 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnetwork-rail-reports-progress-on-25m-work-to-transform-hackney-wick-overground-station-5723112 UK Network Rail has announced that work is now underway on a £25m scheme to transform Hackney Wick Overground station in London. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bombardier to supply Traxx MS locomotives to Captrain Deutschland http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-to-supply-six-traxx-ms-locomotives-to-captrain-deutschland-5723094 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-to-supply-six-traxx-ms-locomotives-to-captrain-deutschland-5723094 Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to supply six Traxx multi-system (MS) locomotives to German company Captrain Deutschland. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT China Steel places order for 15 Alstom Citadis trams http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newschina-steel-places-order-for-15-alstom-citadis-trams-5723127 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newschina-steel-places-order-for-15-alstom-citadis-trams-5723127 China Steel has placed an order for 15 Alstom Citadis trams for Phase II of Kaohsiung tramway project in Taiwan. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT BNSF Railway to invest $3.4bn to maintain network http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbnsf-railway-to-invest-34bn-this-year-to-maintain-core-network-5721790 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbnsf-railway-to-invest-34bn-this-year-to-maintain-core-network-5721790 US-based freight railroad network BNSF Railway has announced plans to invest $3.4bn this year to replace and maintain its core network and related assets. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK launches search for contractor to build HS2 trains http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsuk-launches-competition-to-seek-builder-for-hs2-network-5721745 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsuk-launches-competition-to-seek-builder-for-hs2-network-5721745 The UK Government has launched a competition seeking a company to design, build and maintain a fleet of high-speed trains for the new HS2 network. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Thales to provide signalling system for Taiwan Light Rail Transit extension http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsthales-to-implement-signalling-system-for-light-rail-transit-extension-in-taiwan-5721727 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsthales-to-implement-signalling-system-for-light-rail-transit-extension-in-taiwan-5721727 Thales has secured a contract to implement a signalling system for the extension of China Steel's Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Hanoi MRB, SNC-Lavalin, and Network Rail http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-alstom-snc-lavalin-carillion-powerlines-5720214 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-alstom-snc-lavalin-carillion-powerlines-5720214 Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) has appointed an Alstom-lead consortium to supply a new metro system for the under-construction Hanoi Metro Line-3 in Vietnam. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT TfGM awards contract to KeolisAmey to operate Metrolink light-rail network http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstfgm-awards-contract-to-keolisamey-to-operate-metrolink-light-rail-network-5720812 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstfgm-awards-contract-to-keolisamey-to-operate-metrolink-light-rail-network-5720812 Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) in the UK has awarded a contract to KeolisAmey to operate and maintain the city’s Metrolink light-rail network. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT FS Italiane to acquire Trainose from HRDAF http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfs-italiane-to-acquire-trainose-from-hrdaf-5720795 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfs-italiane-to-acquire-trainose-from-hrdaf-5720795 Italy's state railway group Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane (FS Italiane) has signed an agreement to acquire rail company Trainose from Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRDAF) in a deal valued at €45m ($48.1m). Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global companies launch Hydrogen Council to address climate goals http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsthirteen-global-companies-launch-new-hydrogen-council-initiative-to-address-climate-goals-5720230 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsthirteen-global-companies-launch-new-hydrogen-council-initiative-to-address-climate-goals-5720230 A Hydrogen Council has been established by 13 major energy, transport and industry companies in Davos, Switzerland, to help tackle climate issues. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT London Trackwork wins contract for Valley Line LRT in Alberta, Canada http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newslondon-trackwork-wins-contract-for-valley-line-lrt-in-alberta-canada-5719959 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newslondon-trackwork-wins-contract-for-valley-line-lrt-in-alberta-canada-5719959 London Trackwork has secured a contract to supply special trackwork for the Valley Line light rail transit (LRT) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tutor Perini wins contract to build Westside Purple Line Extension Project section http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstutor-perini-wins-1377bn-contract-to-build-section-two-of-westside-purple-line-extension-project-5719993 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstutor-perini-wins-1377bn-contract-to-build-section-two-of-westside-purple-line-extension-project-5719993 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US has recommended construction company Tutor Perini for building section two of Westside Purple Line Extension Project as part of a $1.377bn contract. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT AVG selects IVU Traffic Technologies' software solutions http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsavg-selects-ivu-traffic-technologies-software-solutions-5718951 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsavg-selects-ivu-traffic-technologies-software-solutions-5718951 German company Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (AVG) has signed an agreement to use software solutions from IVU Traffic Technologies for planning and managing vehicles and staff. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Alstom to provide metro system for Vietnam's Hanoi Line 3 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-to-supply-metro-system-for-hanoi-metro-line-3-in-vietnam-5718962 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-to-supply-metro-system-for-hanoi-metro-line-3-in-vietnam-5718962 Alstom has signed a contract with Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) for the supply of a metro system for Hanoi Line 3 in Vietnam. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Abellio to sell 40% of Greater Anglia rail franchise to Mitsui http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsabellio-to-sell-40-of-greater-anglia-rail-franchise-to-japans-mitsui-5718930 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsabellio-to-sell-40-of-greater-anglia-rail-franchise-to-japans-mitsui-5718930 Abellio UK has signed an agreement to sell 40% of its Greater Anglia rail franchise to Japanese company Mitsui. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Queensland Government to approve upgrade of Sunshine Coast rail line http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsqueensland-government-to-upgrade-sunshine-coast-railway-line-5718367 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsqueensland-government-to-upgrade-sunshine-coast-railway-line-5718367 Australia's Queensland Government is reportedly set to approve a plan to upgrade Sunshine Coast railway line that connects Brisbane with the Sunshine Coast. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT SNC-Lavalin wins rail contracts from SEPTA and PLTP in US http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssnc-lavalin-wins-rail-and-transit-contracts-from-septa-pltp-consortium-in-us-5718022 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssnc-lavalin-wins-rail-and-transit-contracts-from-septa-pltp-consortium-in-us-5718022 Canadian engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin has secured two rail and transit contracts in the US. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK’s Network Rail to upgrade North Yorkshire's East Coast Main Line http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsuks-network-rail-to-upgrade-east-coast-main-line-in-north-yorkshire-5718040 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsuks-network-rail-to-upgrade-east-coast-main-line-in-north-yorkshire-5718040 UK Network Rail has announced details of improvements to the East Coast Main Line in North Yorkshire as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Carillion to electrify Shotts line for Holytown-Midcalder Junctions http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newscarillion-to-electrify-shotts-line-between-holytown-and-midcalder-junctions-5716351 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newscarillion-to-electrify-shotts-line-between-holytown-and-midcalder-junctions-5716351 Carillion Powerlines has won a £49m contract to deliver the electrification of UK Network Rail’s Shotts line between Holytown and Midcalder Junctions in Scotland. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Bombardier delivers first Innovia APM 300 to Shanghai Shentong http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-delivers-first-driverless-innovia-apm-300-vehicle-to-shanghai-shentong-5716341 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-delivers-first-driverless-innovia-apm-300-vehicle-to-shanghai-shentong-5716341 Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first driverless Innovia automated people mover (APM) 300 vehicle to Shanghai Shentong Metro Group in China. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT