Latest News

Network Rail completes infrastructure upgrade on Swindon and Kemble line

UK operator Network Rail has completed the £45m infrastructure upgrade project on the railway line between Swindon and...

Network Rail completes infrastructure upgrade on Swindon and Kemble line

Minneapolis Metro Blue Line Extension in US obtains federal approval

The Metropolitan Council in Minnesota has secured federal approval from US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to begin designing the Metro Blue Line Extension in the north-west of...

Minneapolis Metro Blue Line Extension in US obtains federal approval

Network Rail reopens West Coast main line

UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has reopened the West Coast main line, following the completion of the third successive weekend of upgrade work at...

Network Rail reopens West Coast main line

Hungarian Railways to operate new luxury train service to Iran

Hungarian Railways will launch a new luxury Budapest-Tehran train service on 15 October, known as the Golden Eagle-Danube...

Hungarian Railways to operate new luxury train service to Iran

California suspends train services as earthquake hits Napa

Train services on the Amtrak's Capitol Corridor route have been temporarily suspended after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit southern Napa County in California, US, on 24...

California suspends train services as earthquake hits Napa

US DoT to minimise risk of shipping hazardous materials through short-line rail

The US Department of Transportation's (DoT) Federal Railroad Administration has announced $350,000 in grants to help mitigate risk associated with shipping hazardous materials by...

US DoT to minimise risk of shipping hazardous materials through short-line rail

Oman Railway floats tender for Sohar-Buraimi rail project

Oman Railway Company (ORC) has launched the pre-qualification tender for the implementation of 207km-long Sohar-Buraimi project, which is the first segment of Oman's national rail...

Oman Railway floats tender for Sohar-Buraimi rail project

Bombardier secures order for ten TRAXX DC locomotives

Rail technology provider Bombardier Transportation has secured a €33m contract from Akiem for ten TRAXX DC...

Bombardier secures order for ten TRAXX DC locomotives

Costain Skanska JV excavates Crossrail tunnels at Paddington Station

The Costain Skanska joint venture (JV) has excavated new Crossrail tunnels at Paddington Station in London, UK, as part of the construction of the new...

Costain Skanska JV excavates Crossrail tunnels at Paddington Station

LU awards Northern line extension contract to Ferrovial

London Underground (LU) has awarded a £500m design and build contract for the Northern line extension to Ferrovial Agroman Laing...

LU awards Northern line extension contract to Ferrovial

Sexual offences rise by 20% on UK railways

The British Transport Police (BTP) has reported that the number of sexual offences on the UK's rail network has increased by more than 20%, when compared with the previous...

Sexual offences rise by 20% on UK railways

Alstom and Transmashholding JV launches new low-floor tramway in Moscow

A new low-floor tramway has been launched in Moscow, Russia, by TramRus, a joint venture between rail manufacturers Alstom and...

Alstom and Transmashholding JV launches new low-floor tramway in Moscow

Canada's TSB records rise in rail accidents involving dangerous goods during 2013

Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) recorded 1,067 rail accidents in 2013, marking a 4% increase from 1,027 incidents in...

Canada's TSB records rise in rail accidents involving dangerous goods during 2013

US DoT offers $1.28bn fund for Phase II Metrorail Silver Line extension

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has provided a $1.28bn loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for Phase II of the Metrorail Silver Line...

US DoT offers $1.28bn fund for Phase II Metrorail Silver Line extension

MHI receives São Paulo Metro Line 6 turnkey contract

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received the São Paulo Metro Line 6 turnkey contract from the Concessionária Move São Paulo in Brazil, which is in charge of the construction and operation...

MHI receives São Paulo Metro Line 6 turnkey contract

SNCF employs StreetMapper for improved track safety

French railway company SNCF has used FIT ESIC's rail-mounted StreetMapper to improve safety and inform track upgrade...

SNCF employs StreetMapper for improved track safety

Hong Kong's MTR to upgrade Hung Hom Station

Hong Kong's metro operator MTR is set to carry out improvements at Hung Hom Station, under the Shatin to Central Link (SCL)...

Hong Kong's MTR to upgrade Hung Hom Station

Perth’s Butler rail station to open on 21 September

Western Australia's Transport Minister Dean Nalder has announced that the extension of Butler rail station in Perth is set to open on 21...

Perth’s Butler rail station to open on 21 September

CTA begins second phase of Brown and Purple Line renovation project

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in the US has awarded a $40.3m contract to Kiewit Infrastructure, marking the start of the second phase of the Brown and Purple Line renovation...

CTA begins second phase of Brown and Purple Line renovation project

New Crossrail tunnel from Limmo Peninsula to Victoria Dock completed

Crossrail's new tunnel from Limmo Peninsula to Victoria Dock in east London, UK, has been completed, bringing the total number of finished rail tunnels under the programme to...

New Crossrail tunnel from Limmo Peninsula to Victoria Dock completed

Fourth phase of upgrade work on Lincolnshire rail completed

The fourth phase of upgrades to the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) line in the UK has successfully been completed, in a bid to deliver better services to the...

Fourth phase of upgrade work on Lincolnshire rail completed