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 Siemens to launch new business to digitalise US rail industry http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-launch-new-business-to-digitalise-us-rail-industry-5794295 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-launch-new-business-to-digitalise-us-rail-industry-5794295 Siemens is set to launch its new Digital Rail Services business segment in the US, which will aim to digitalise the country's rail industry. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Trainline appoints Klaus Kreher as Carrier Development head http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstrainline-appoints-klaus-kreher-as-carrier-development-head-5794280 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstrainline-appoints-klaus-kreher-as-carrier-development-head-5794280 UK train ticket retailer Trainline has announced Klaus Kreher has been appointed as the head of Carrier Development. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Alstom wins power supply renewal contract for Line B in Argentina http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-wins-power-supply-renewal-contract-for-line-b-in-argentina-5794263 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-wins-power-supply-renewal-contract-for-line-b-in-argentina-5794263 Subterráneos de Buenos Aires (SBASE) has awarded a €17m contract to Alstom to renew the power supply for Line B of the metro network in Argentina. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sound Transit to run light trains on clean energy from 2019 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssound-transit-to-run-light-trains-on-clean-energy-from-2019-5793072 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newssound-transit-to-run-light-trains-on-clean-energy-from-2019-5793072 US-based public transport agency Sound Transit has signed an agreement with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) that will enable it to run link light rail trains on 100% clean energy from 2019. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT First LTE-railway network starts official service in South Korea http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfirst-lte-railway-network-starts-official-service-in-korea-5793085 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfirst-lte-railway-network-starts-official-service-in-korea-5793085 Samsung Electronics' LTE-Railway (LTE-R) solution has launched its official service on the 41km-long Busan Metro line 1 in South Korea. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT ERFA establishes Alliance of Rail New Entrants association http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newserfa-establishes-alliance-of-rail-new-entrants-association-5793092 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newserfa-establishes-alliance-of-rail-new-entrants-association-5793092 The European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) has established the Alliance of Rail New Entrants (Allrail), a new rail association in Europe that brings together non-incumbent companies from Brussels' freight and passenger rail markets. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Telstra, Bechtel http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-telstra-bechtel-5792722 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-telstra-bechtel-5792722 The Government of Victoria in Australia plans to partner with mobile carriers Telstra, Optus and Vodafone for a rail connectivity project that aims to improve mobile coverage and connectivity for passengers. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Australia's Newcastle Light Rail to become wire-free rail system http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnewcastle-light-rail-to-become-wire-free-rail-system-5791719 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnewcastle-light-rail-to-become-wire-free-rail-system-5791719 The Government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has announced the removal of overhead wires from the planned light rail system at Newcastle as part of Newcastle's revitalisation programme. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Electronic interlocking and yard remodelling commissioned at Dadri station, India http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newselectronic-interlocking-and-yard-remodelling-commissioned-at-dadri-station-india-5791019 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newselectronic-interlocking-and-yard-remodelling-commissioned-at-dadri-station-india-5791019 The Government of India has announced the commissioning of electronic interlocking and large-scale yard remodeling project at Dadri railway station in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bechtel receives HS2 phase IIb development contract http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbechtel-receives-hs2-phase-iib-development-contract-5791729 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbechtel-receives-hs2-phase-iib-development-contract-5791729 US-based construction and civil engineering company Bechtel has been awarded a deal for the delivery of the £170m HS2 Phase IIb project. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Victoria to eliminate mobile blackspots in five regional rail corridors http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvictoria-to-eliminate-mobile-blackspots-in-five-regional-rail-corridors-5790651 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvictoria-to-eliminate-mobile-blackspots-in-five-regional-rail-corridors-5790651 The Government of Victoria in Australia is set to partner with mobile carriers Telstra, Optus and Vodafone to fix mobile blackspots across the five busiest rail corridors in the region. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Alstom delivers last trainset for Los Teques metro system, Venezuela http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-delivers-last-trainset-for-los-teques-metro-system-in-venezuela-5790336 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-delivers-last-trainset-for-los-teques-metro-system-in-venezuela-5790336 Alstom has delivered the last of 22 metropolis trainsets that are set to operate on Venezuela's Los Teques' metro system. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT London to Scotland railway reopens after upgrades http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newslondon-to-scotland-railway-reopens-after-upgrades-5790332 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newslondon-to-scotland-railway-reopens-after-upgrades-5790332 UK's Network Rail has reopened the railway line that runs between London and Scotland via the West Midlands and north-west, following the completion of multiple upgrade works. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT New rail line construction starts at Port of Everett in US http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnew-rail-line-construction-starts-at-port-of-everett-in-us-5789075 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnew-rail-line-construction-starts-at-port-of-everett-in-us-5789075 Granite Construction has commenced building operations on a new double rail siding near the South Terminal at the Port of Everett, US. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT New trains with upgraded signalling systems begin operations on Singapore's NSL http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnew-trains-with-upgraded-signalling-system-start-running-on-nsl-in-singapore-5788355 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsnew-trains-with-upgraded-signalling-system-start-running-on-nsl-in-singapore-5788355 The first of 57 new trains fitted with an upgraded signalling system has started running on Singapore's North-South Line (NSL), as part of a two-month trial being conducted in the region by rail operator SMRT. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Toshiba's H2One system becomes operational at Musashi-Mizonokuchi Station in Japan http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstoshibas-h2one-system-becomes-operational-at-japans-railway-station-5788378 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstoshibas-h2one-system-becomes-operational-at-japans-railway-station-5788378 Toshiba's autonomous hydrogen energy system H2One has become operational at Musashi-Mizonokuchi Station on the JR Nambu Line in Kawasaki City, Japan. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Balfour Beatty, CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport, HS2 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-balfour-beatty-crrc-nanjing-puzhen-rail-transport-hs2-5785304 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-balfour-beatty-crrc-nanjing-puzhen-rail-transport-hs2-5785304 Balfour Beatty has received a £16m ($19.9m) contract from Network Rail for the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station in Scotland. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Unipetrol to purchase three Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsunipetrol-to-purchase-three-vectron-ms-locomotives-from-siemens-5786841 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsunipetrol-to-purchase-three-vectron-ms-locomotives-from-siemens-5786841 Czech railway transport company Unipetrol Doprava has signed a contract with Siemens for the purchase of three modular multi-system Vectron MS locomotives. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Stadler to deliver 40 double-deck Kiss EMUs to Hungary's MÁV-START http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsstadler-to-deliver-40-double-deck-kiss-emus-to-hungarys-mv-start-5786805 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsstadler-to-deliver-40-double-deck-kiss-emus-to-hungarys-mv-start-5786805 Stadler has signed an agreement to deliver up to 40 six-car double-deck Kiss electric multiple units (EMUs) to Hungary's national passenger operator MÁV-START. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT GE acquires 50% stake in Kazakhstan-based locomotive manufacturer LKZ http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsge-acquires-50-stake-in-kazakhstans-locomotive-manufacturer-lkz-5786786 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsge-acquires-50-stake-in-kazakhstans-locomotive-manufacturer-lkz-5786786 GE Transportation has completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in locomotive manufacturer Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ) from Kazakhstan's national railway company KTZ. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT