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May 2015

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Refurbishment of LU's 106 Northern line trains completed
01 May 2015 London Underground (LU) in the UK has completed the refurbishment of 106 Northern line trains, as part of a two-year upgrade...

Victorian Government to invest $257m in regional rail network
01 May 2015 Australia's Victorian Government is set to invest $257m in developing new regional rail carriages and infrastructure to increase capacity across the regional...

UK's Network Rail to improve key lines on Scotland's railway
01 May 2015 UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail is set to provide more than £12m of improvements on key lines on Scotland’s railway during this...

April 2015

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Garibaldi-San Siro section of Milan Metro Line 5 opens
30 April 2015 The Garibaldi-San Siro section of Milan's automatic Metro Line 5 in Italy has opened to the public, providing access to the San Siro football stadium by metro for the first...

UK’s TfL seeks partners to renovate Down Street Tube station
30 April 2015 Transport for London (TfL) in the UK has invited innovative ideas from business firms to renovate Down Street Tube station for commercial business, as part of its plans to generate £3.4bn...

Denmark approves Construction Act for road and railway tunnel project
30 April 2015 The Danish Parliament has approved the proposed Construction Act for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link road and railway...

New high-speed train Frecciarossa 1000 makes inaugural journey in Italy
29 April 2015 Italian transport operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane has put the new Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed train into service for the first time, running from Milan to...

TfL to extend use of Sentinel identification system to London Underground
29 April 2015 UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL) have signed an agreement to extend the use of Sentinel identification system to London Underground and its supply chain....

Alstom delivers three metro trainsets to Baku Metro in Azerbaijan
29 April 2015 French train manufacturer Alstom has delivered three new metro trainsets to Baku Metro, the rapid transit system serving the capital of...

London Overground upgraded Shepherd's Bush Station opens
28 April 2015 London Overground Shepherd's Bush Station in the UK is now serving commuters with a new second entrance and a new footbridge, allowing easier and more convenient...

US FRA approves $967.1m loan for positive train control installation
28 April 2015 The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has approved a loan of $967.1m to support the installation of positive train control (PTC) on the Long Island and Metro-North...

UVZ-Logistik and GESIME to form joint venture in Cuba
28 April 2015 Russia-based Uralvagonzavod’s subsidiary UVZ-Logistik has signed an agreement with Cuban ferrous metallurgy and machine-building group El Grupo Empresarial de la Industria Sidero-Mecánica...

Mitsubishi develops new platform door system for rail cars
27 April 2015 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Transportation Equipment Engineering & Service (MHI-TES) has developed a platform door system that can accommodate the operation of railway cars with varying numbers...

DB Schenker Rail UK to continue operating Royal Mail services
27 April 2015 DB Schenker Rail UK has secured a contract from UK's postal service company Royal Mail to operate mail services on the West Coast and East Coast main lines....

Auckland Transport shortlists bidders for passenger rail service operation
27 April 2015 New Zealand's Auckland Transport has short-listed three companies to operate passenger rail services from 1 July 2016....

UK rail network's new signalling system could be hacked, says scientist
24 April 2015 The new signalling system aimed to upgrade the UK's rail network could be exposed to cyber attack, resulting in a serious train crash, according to a leading...

Alstom to deliver 25 additional Jazz trains for Italy's Trenitalia
24 April 2015 French train manufacturer Alstom has received two contracts worth approximately €170m from Italian train operator Trenitalia to deliver 25 additional Jazz regional...

Stadler Rail to supply 58 FLIRT trains for Dutch rail operator NS
24 April 2015 Stadler Rail has secured a €280m contract from Dutch passenger railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) to deliver 58 FLIRT...

Australian Government approves first part of funding for ATMS project
23 April 2015 The Australian Government has approved the first tranche of $15.5m in funding towards the implementation of the advanced train management system (ATMS)...

SmartWater extends support to Network Rail in crime prevention strategy
23 April 2015 Crime fighting forensic specialist SmartWater has received a five-year contract from the UK's Network Rail to support the organisation's crime prevention...

Construction of Bombardier's Crossrail facility in Derby moves ahead
23 April 2015 Nottingham-based architect firm CPMG has designed the Bombardier facility for Crossrail trains in Derby, UK, marking a significant progress in this £12.5m...