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US firm MEN Micro offers flexible panel PC for harsh railway HMI applications
22 May 2015 US-based embedded computing and I/O solutions provider MEN Micro is offering a flexible panel PC that is reliable and easy-to-use in harsh railway human machine interface (HMI) applications. ...

China's CRCC to receive compensation from Mexico for cancelling rail project
22 May 2015 China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) is reportedly set to receive $1.31m in compensation from Mexico for cancelling a $3.75bn high-speed rail...

Rail Tel to offer Wi-Fi services at selected Delhi Metro stations in India
22 May 2015 India's Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rail Tel Corporation of India, a neutral telecom infrastructure provider, to offer Wi-Fi...

Melbourne Metro to trial Nomad's remote condition monitoring system
21 May 2015 Nomad Digital has received a contract from Australia's Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) to equip its remote condition monitoring (RCM) systems on its Alstom X'Trapolis...

Victoria government awards A$524m contract for first four level crossing removals
21 May 2015 Australia's Victorian Government has awarded a A$524m contract to a consortium of John Holland and KBR to remove the first four level crossings in south-east...

Worldline wins railway digitalisation contract from UK's First Great Western
21 May 2015 Worldline has secured a contract from UK train operator First Great Western (FGW) to increase capacity and modernise service by delivering digital platform,...

Banedanmark selects Siemens and Per Aarsleff JV for Danish railway electrification
20 May 2015 Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has selected a joint venture (JV) of Siemens and Per Aarsleff, a Denmark-based infrastructure contractor, as the preferred bidder to conduct the first phase...

UK's Todmorden Curve railway line reopens from Manchester to Burnley
20 May 2015 The Todmorden Curve railway section in the UK has reopened after a £10m investment from Burnley Borough Council, Network Rail and Lancashire County...

Midas secures $53m deal to deliver fabricated parts for high-speed rail in China
20 May 2015 Midas Holdings' subsidiary Jilin Midas Aluminium Industries (Jilin Midas) has received a series of contracts worth CNY328.9m ($53m) to deliver high-speed train car body components in...

Moscow and Beijing metros partner to offer better metro services
19 May 2015 Moscow and Beijing metros have signed an agreement on cooperation and partnership to improve the quality of passenger service in the...

Mitsubishi and Hitachi win Myanmar railway signalling contract
19 May 2015 Mitsubishi and Hitachi have secured a JPY2.4bn ($20m) contract from Myanma Railways to deliver and equip railway signalling systems in...

Virginia Railway Express introduces new mobile ticketing app
19 May 2015 Virginia Railway Express (VRE) in the US has launched a new mobile ticketing app, VRE Mobile, which allows passengers to board commuter trains without paper...

FCC and Odebrecht win Panama metro Line 2 contract
18 May 2015 The Government of Panama has awarded a contract to a consortium comprised Brazil's Norberto Odebrecht and FCC of Spain for the construction of the city's metro Line...

CSR Sifang to jointly build railway R&D centre with three UK universities
18 May 2015 Chinese high-speed train manufacturer CSR Qingdao Sifang (CSR Sifang) has signed a series of co-operation agreements with three UK universities to co-establish a centre for railway research...

Stadler wins train orders in Azerbaijan and Italy
18 May 2015 Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) has signed a €70m contract with Stadler Rail at the TransCaspian 2015 international transport and logistics exhibition in Baku, to deliver five 1,520mm-gauge...

Amtrak train catches fire in Milwaukee, US
15 May 2015 An Amtrak train caught fire in Milwaukee, US, on Thursday, causing immediate evacuation of passengers on...

France's SNCF gets European Commission approval to take over Eurostar
15 May 2015 The European Commission (EC) has granted approval for French rail operator SNCF Mobilites to take full control of cross-channel train company, Eurostar...

Union Pacific to improve rail infrastructure in Kansas with $120m
15 May 2015 US-based railroad operator Union Pacific is planning to invest $120m this year to improve transportation infrastructure in...

Cital opens tram assembly and maintenance plant in Algeria
14 May 2015 The Cital joint venture (JV), composed of Alstom, Entreprise du métro d'Alger (EMA) and Ferrovial, has opened its Citadis tramway assembly and maintenance site in Annaba,...

China Railway Group wins high-speed rail project in Russia
14 May 2015 Construction firm China Railway Group has secured a CNY2.4bn ($396m) contract to build a high-speed railway (HSR) line in Russia connecting Moscow with the city of...

Philippines DOTC set to award multi-disciplinary contract for MRT-3
13 May 2015 The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) of the Philippines is planning to award a multi-disciplinary contract for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) in...


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