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Keymile to create mission-critical communications network for French LGV BPL line
31 October 2014 Telecommunications solutions provider Keymile has received a contract from France-based EIFFAGE Group to develop the mission-critical communications network for the French high-speed LGV...

Baltic states sign agreement to establish Rail Baltica II joint venture
31 October 2014 The transport ministers of the Baltic states have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture to implement the estimated €3.6bn Rail Baltica II...

Netherlands NS selects CAF to supply new Sprinter electric trains
31 October 2014 Dutch passenger railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has selected Spanish train manufacturer CAF as the preferred bidder to supply its new-generation Sprinter electric multiple-unit...

Alstom and Indra to provide safety and security systems for Spanish railway
30 October 2014 Spanish railway infrastructure authority Adif has awarded a €36m contract to a consortium consisting of Alstom and Indra for the delivery of safety and security systems for 12 tunnels of the...

New Crossrail 2 preferred route revealed
30 October 2014 London mayor Boris Johnson has revealed the preferred route for a proposed £20bn Crossrail 2 scheme, a rail line connecting south-west and north-east London,...

Cisco to develop IoE systems for transport industry
30 October 2014 Networking equipment provider Cisco has launched the 'Connected Transport Challenge' programme, an opportunity for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to develop Internet of...

Vossloh receives approval for DE 12 and DE 18 locomotives in Germany
29 October 2014 Transport technology manufacturer Vossloh has received approval for its four-axle diesel-electric DE 12 and DE 18 locomotives from Germany's federal railway authority Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA)...

Bombardier unveils new Innovia Metro 300 design for Riyadh Metro Orange line
29 October 2014 Train manufacturer Bombardier Transportation has unveiled the new Innovia Metro 300 design for the Riyadh Metro Orange line in Saudi...

Australia's rail network to benefit from advanced train management system
29 October 2014 Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Australia to bring the advanced train management system (ATMS) on the national rail...

Alstom to supply new train sets for Kochi Metro Rail in India
28 October 2014 India's Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded a €85m contract to Alstom for the delivery of 25 metro trains to Kochi Metro...

NSW shortlists four corridors for Western Sydney light rail project
28 October 2014 Australia's New South Wales (NSW) Government has announced the shortlisted four corridors for the Western Sydney light rail network that connects Parramatta with other centres in the...

UK’s National Training Academy for Rail on track to boost engineering skills
28 October 2014 Construction on the UK's new training facility National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) is on track to boost rail engineering skills in the country when it opens in late...

UK Government backs proposed HS3 development
27 October 2014 The UK Government has agreed to the proposed development of HS3, a high-speed rail link that connects cities in the north, in a bid to improve connectivity and reduce journey...

NSW Government announces Sydney Light Rail Project’s preferred bidder
27 October 2014 The New South Wales (NSW) Government has selected Connecting Sydney consortium as the preferred bidder to deliver and operate Sydney’s CBD and South-East Light Rail...

China’s CNR to supply metro cars for MBTA
27 October 2014 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MBTA) has selected CNR MA, a joint-venture (JV) between China CNR Corp and CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles, for a $430.2m contract to deliver...

Ecebs to provide smart ticketing services for UK’s Rail Settlement Plan
24 October 2014 Technology firm Ecebs has received a contract from UK's Rail Settlement Plan to deliver the technology and back office transaction services needed to provide ‘smart’ ticketing infrastructure...

Tramrus LLC to deliver low-floor tram for St Petersburg transport operator
24 October 2014 Tramrus LLC, a joint venture between Transmashholding (TMH) and Alstom, has been placed with an order from the St Petersburg transport operator in Russia to deliver a low-floor...

MBTA completes first phase of Green Line tracking
24 October 2014 The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) in the US has completed the first phase of Green Line tracking that offers real-time information and predictions to the...

Alstom to supply Citadis trams for Strasbourg Transport Company
23 October 2014 French train manufacturer Alstom has signed a framework agreement with Strasbourg’s Communauté des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS) for the delivery of 50 Citadis...

Germany's SSB selects IBM Cloud to improve SAP applications performance
23 October 2014 German public transportation company Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen (SSB) has selected IBM's Cloud, Software Defined Storage and Flash infrastructure solution to enhance its business...

Rail projects worth $300bn being planned in the Middle East
23 October 2014 The annual MEED MENA Rail & Metro Summit has been informed that rail and metro projects worth a total of $300bn are currently being planned or under construction in the Middle...