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Virgin Trains to invest £50m to improve services on West Coast
19 September 2014 UK railway operator Virgin Trains has decided to invest £50m to upgrade its onboard and station facilities in West Coast Main...

China and India sign MoC in railways
19 September 2014 India and China have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) in railways, in a bid to strengthen the rail infrastructure network in...

GE to supply 50 diesel locomotives for Indonesia
19 September 2014 GE Electric Transportation has reportedly been selected by state-owned train company Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) to supply 50 additional class CC206 diesel...

TfL starts contactless payment system across London's transport network
18 September 2014 UK's Transport for London (TfL) has introduced contactless payments on its London Underground, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept...

UK’s Transport for Greater Manchester orders 16 new Bombardier trams
18 September 2014 UK's Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has signed a £34m deal with train manufacturer Bombardier to deliver 16 new trams for use on Greater Manchester's...

Munich Transport’s Siemens Avenio LRV enters revenue service
18 September 2014 The new Siemens-built Avenio low-floor light rail vehicle (LRV) for the Munich Public Transportation Company (MVG) has started revenue service on tram Line 19 from St Veit Strasse to...

Canberra’s ACT Government approves Capital Metro light rail line project
17 September 2014 Canberra's ACT Government has given its approval for the first stage of its $783m Capital Metro light rail network in...

Mali signs $11bn agreements with China for new rail projects
17 September 2014 The Mali Government has signed $11bn agreements with China to support two major railway projects, which will connect the country to the...

Alstom to supply rapid transit trains for Sydney’s North West Rail Link
17 September 2014 Alstom has signed a $3.7bn contract with Austrialia's New South Wales (NSW) Government to deliver a new generation of rapid transit trains for the North West Rail...

China to invest ‘billions of dollars’ in Indian railways
16 September 2014 China is likely to announce billion-dollar investments in India's rail infrastructure this week when Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting the...

Hitachi begins test run of Class 800 trains for UK's Intercity Express Programme
16 September 2014 Low-speed running trials of three pre-series Class 800 intercity train sets have started as part of the UK's Intercity Express Programme...

Alstom and RZD International sign contract to deliver signalling system in Serbia
16 September 2014 An Alstom-led consortium, Russia's RZD International and the Institute Mikhajlo Pupin have signed a €10m contract to deliver the signalling system on part of the Belgrade-Panchevo line in...

New Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise launched
16 September 2014 UK Rail Minister Claire Perry has launched the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise to bring better infrastructure facilities to London's rail...

UK Network Rail completes construction of rail operating centre in York
15 September 2014 Network Rail has completed the construction of the new rail operating centre (ROC) in York, UK, in a bid to provide vital improvements in the rail...

European Commission invites transport project proposals for €11.9bn funds
15 September 2014 The European Commission has invited project proposals for €11.9bn in EU funding to improve transportation infrastructure among the member...

Crossrail starts work on last east London tunnel
12 September 2014 Crossrail has started work on the last east London tunnel, which is in close proximity to the London Underground Jubilee line, Docklands Light Railway, River Thames and River...

Southeastern wins contract to continue rail services in London, UK
12 September 2014 The UK Department of Transport has extended Southeastern's franchise deal to continue to operate services between London, Kent and parts of East Sussex until June...

Siemens to supply locomotives and coaches to All Aboard Florida rail project
12 September 2014 Siemens will supply locomotives and passenger coaches for the planned All Aboard Florida passenger rail project between south and central Florida,...

Stadler set to deliver double-decker train to Aeroexpress
11 September 2014 Stadler Rail is set to deliver the first six-carriage double-decker trains for the Russian railway company Aeroexpress through a ship route from Muttenz BL through Amsterdam to the Baltic...

Train operators urged to resolve overcrowding on rail network in England and Wales
11 September 2014 UK Transport Minister Claire Perry has called on train operators to take action in order to resolve the overcrowding issue on the rail network in England and...

Balfour Beatty wins Crossrail’s new Woolwich station contract
11 September 2014 Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been awarded a four-year £70m contract to complete and furnish the new Crossrail station at Woolwich,...