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UK's Network Rail to issue multimillion pound bill over Thameslink disruption
30 January 2015 UK's rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has said that it would issue a multimillion pound bill to London's water supplier Thames Water, after a burst water main and other four leaks...

TSB raises concern over Transport Canada's response to rail safety measures
30 January 2015 The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has said it is concerned about Transport Canada's (TC) response to the recommendations of its investigation on the train derailment in Quebec in...

Northern Railways contracted for Mongolia's Erdenet-Ovoot rail feasibility study
30 January 2015 Aspire Mining's Mongolian rail infrastructure subsidiary Northern Railways has been contracted by China Railway 20 Bureau Group (CR20G) to complete the first stage of the bankable feasibility...

Philippines DOTC awards LRT-2 Masinag extension contract to D M Consunji
29 January 2015 The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) of the Philippines has awarded a PHP2.27bn ($51.4m) contract to construction firm D M Consunji to build a 3.9km-long elevated guideway...

Nippon to deliver signalling system for São Paulo Metro Line 6 in Brazil
29 January 2015 Nippon Signal has secured an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI) to deliver signalling system for São Paulo Metro Line 6 in...

France's SNCF selects TTG Energymiser DAS for its TGV fleets
29 January 2015 France's state-owned railway company SNCF has selected Australia-based TTG Transportation Technology to provide the Energymiser Driver Advisory System (DAS) for its TGV...

Rolls-Royce engines to power Transnet locomotives in South Africa
28 January 2015 Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian (CNR) and its partner South African Consortium (CNRRSSA) have awarded a €100m contract to Rolls-Royce to supply 232 MTU Series 4000...

Kapsch to provide TETRA radio infrastructure to Rio de Janeiro metro line
28 January 2015 Austria-based Kapsch has won a contract from ENG to install its TETRA radio infrastructure on the new Line 4 metro section, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....

Aeroexpress to cease operations in Vladivostok and Kazan
28 January 2015 Russian rail operator Aeroexpress has decided to stop operations in the cities of Vladivostok and Kazan, saying the federal government has failed to reimburse its losses in the...

TasRail's Western line in Tasmania closed after freight train derailment
27 January 2015 TasRail's Western line in north-west Tasmania has been closed after ten wagons came off the tracks following a freight train derailment near Kimberley, Northern Cape Province of South...

AnsaldoBreda to deliver €250m worth of driverless trains for Milan underground's M4 Line
27 January 2015 Italian industrial group Finmeccanica's subsidiary AnsaldoBreda has received a €250m contract to deliver driverless metro trains for Line 4 of the Milan...

Hong Kong's MTR awards €330m signalling contract to Thales and Alstom
27 January 2015 Hong Kong's metro network operator MTR has awarded a €330m contract to Thales and Alstom to upgrade the signalling systems of its seven metro...

Mott MacDonald to review ETCS implementation in Belgium
26 January 2015 The Belgian Mobility and Transport Federal Public Services (FPS) has appointed engineering consultant Mott MacDonald to review plans for the European Train Control System (ETCS) on the...

Kapsch to install GSM-R technology on rail transit corridor in Czech Republic
23 January 2015 Austrian telecommunication provider Kapsch CarrierCom has secured a €14.7m GSM-R project from Czech Republic's state-owned Railway Infrastructure...

Nomad to install onboard communication solution for Bombardier trains
23 January 2015 Wireless solutions provider Nomad Digital has secured an order from Bombardier to deliver onboard connectivity solution for 100 trains in the north European metro...

Alstom to deliver signalling and electrification solutions for India's Kochi Metro Rail
23 January 2015 French rail manufacturer Alstom has secured two contracts worth more than €65m from India's Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to deliver signalling, telecom and electrification solutions for...

UK Government joins with industry to strengthen rail supply chain
22 January 2015 The UK Government has joined with supply industry firms and train operators to develop the strategic vision to strengthen the country’s rail supply...

UK's Network Rail to install collision protection beams on railway bridge in Stoke
22 January 2015 UK’s rail infrastructure operator Network Rail is set to install collision protection beams on a railway bridge on Stoke Road to reduce the risk of damage during...

Finland to replace existing GSM-R network with VIRVE radio system on trains
22 January 2015 Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications is planning to replace the current GSM-R network radio system for rail transport with its own VIRVE...

Bombardier selects AEG to supply equipments for DB's electric locomotives
21 January 2015 Netherlands' AEG Power Solutions has received an order from Bombardier Transportation to provide onboard battery chargers, inverters and DC/DC converters for Deutsche Bahn (DB) electric...

New international railway postal service from China to Russia launched
21 January 2015 Russian Railways has launched a new international postal delivery service for the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Russian Post (FSUE), which will allow packages to be delivered by rail from...