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Major upgrades start at Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain stations in Canada
31 July 2015 Transport operator TransLink and the governments of Canada and British Columbia (BC) have announced the start of upgrades at Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain stations to improve accessibility,...

Alstom wins €200m Algeria’s SNTF order for 17 Coradia Polyvalent trains
31 July 2015 Alstom Transport has secured a €200m contract from Algeria’s Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires (SNTF) to deliver 17 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel intercity...

Hollysys secures Chinese high-speed rail signalling contract
30 July 2015 Hollysys Automation Technologies has received a CNY118.7m ($19.4m) contract from China Railway Corporation to supply onboard and lineside high-speed signalling...

Vossloh España to deliver eight Eurolight locomotives in UK and Italy
30 July 2015 Spain-based train manufacturer Vossloh España has received two new orders from operators in the UK and Italy for its eight Eurolight family...

Bombardier wins $308m vehicle maintenance contract for new Eglinton Crosstown LRT
29 July 2015 Bombardier Transportation has secured a $308m contract from the Crosslinx Transit Solutions Maintenance General Partnership consortium, to provide 30 years of maintenance on Flexity Freedom...

Hitachi wins first traffic management contract from Network Rail
29 July 2015 UK infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a contract to Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) for the supply of traffic management system to London's north-south Thameslink...

Arup wins Bristol rail link design contract
29 July 2015 Arup has secured a contract from UK infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) to undertake the outline design for Phase I of the MetroWest project in...

Wabtec to acquire France's Faiveley Transport for $1.8bn
28 July 2015 US-based Wabtec has confirmed its plans to acquire French rail products firm Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8bn, including assumed...

Alstom JV wins $233m Eastern DFC systems contract
28 July 2015 Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DCCIL) has awarded AIL-ATSA an Rs15bn ($233m) systems contract for the 343km section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) from...

Crosslinx reaches financial close on Canada’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT
28 July 2015 The Crosslinx Transit Solutions General Partnership consortium has reached financial close on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project in Toronto,...

ScotRail Alliance completes Winchburgh Tunnel upgrade
27 July 2015 The ScotRail Alliance in the UK has confirmed that the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line will reopen today, following the completion of a six-week project to upgrade the Winchburgh...

Hong Kong MTR orders 93 eight-car trains at CSR Qingdao Sifang
27 July 2015 Hong Kong's metro operator MTR has awarded a HK$6bn ($77m) contract to CSR Qingdao Sifang for the delivery of 93 new eight-car metro...

Mermec delivers measuring vehicle to Chilean rail operator Grupo EFE
24 July 2015 Mermec has delivered a new comprehensive Class Roger 600 measurement vehicle to Chilean rail operator Grupo Empresade los Ferrocarriles del Estado...

Bombardier gets approval from VFG for drivers assistance system for trams
24 July 2015 Bombardier Transportation has received approval for its new anti-collision drivers assistance system (DAS) for passenger service in...

Sener wins California High Speed Line engineering contract
24 July 2015 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) in the US has awarded a contract to Spain-based Sener for the development of engineering and environmental services for the 42-mile (72.4km)...

HCC-Coastal JV wins $123m construction contract from Northeast Frontier Railway
23 July 2015 A joint venture comprising Coastal Projects and Indian infrastructure construction firm HCC has secured an Rs7.85bn ($123m) contract from Northeast Frontier Railway to develop a 9.5km tunnel...

Vossloh Kiepe and Vossloh Rail Vehicles win Germany's VMS order for four tram-trains
23 July 2015 Vossloh Kiepe and Vossloh Rail Vehicles has secured a contract from Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachen (VMS) to deliver four additional City Link tram-trains for use in the Chemnitz area,...

Vidiwave to provide specialist rail solutions for Sabre Rail in Australasia
23 July 2015 UK-based Vidiwave has entered into a strategic partnership with Sabre Rail to provide specialist rail solutions in Australia and New...

Luton Airport reveals plans for new direct rail service
22 July 2015 The UK's London Luton Airport has reportedly revealed plans to build a new direct railway line to reduce the journey time from central London to the airport to...

Jacobs wins design services contract for California High Speed Rail
22 July 2015 Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a contract to provide design services for the Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3) of the California High Speed Rail (HSR) in the...

Stadler wins €60m BVG order for 11 four-car trains
22 July 2015 Stadler Pankow has received a €60m contract from German city transport operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) to build 11 four-car type IK...