All articles by Bhavana Navuluri

Bhavana Navuluri

January’s top stories: EC finalises €12.7bn in grants for Connecting Europe Facility, Asia’s largest rail station opens

Construction starts on Indonesia’s $5.5bn high-speed rail line, UK TfL to take command of entire London suburban rail network, and Indian Railways to invest $142bn by 2020. wraps up the key headlines from January 2016.

Alstom delivers first X’Trapolis train to South Africa

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has received the first of 600 X’Trapolis Mega commuter trains ordered from Alstom at the Wolmerton depot in Johannesburg.

TfL gets approval for Bank Tube station upgrade

Transport for London (TfL) has received approval from the UK Government to begin work on the £563m upgrade of London Underground’s Bank Tube station in 2016.

TfL proposes to set up new subsidiary for Crossrail 2 project

London is proposing the establishment of a new company, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL), to undertake the £27bn Crossrail 2 project.

Indra to upgrade Sydney Trains surveillance system

Indra has won contracts to upgrade the railway network video surveillance system for Sydney Trains in Australia, and supply ticketing services for the tram system in Cuenca, Ecuador.

India selects Japan for its first $15bn bullet train project

Japan will support India’s first bullet train project by providing its high-speed technology and a $12bn loan.

November’s top stories: C$9.1bn Toronto LRT contract, Norfolk’s $28.4bn offer to Canadian Pacific

Crosslinx Transit Solutions signs a C$9.1bn ($7bn) contract with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx to build, fund, design and maintain Canada’s Crosstown LRT project, Indian Railways orders $5.6bn worth of locomotives from GE and Alstom, and Canadian Pacific plans to purchase US-based Norfolk Southern for $28.4bn. wraps up the key headlines from November 2015.

11 people killed in Pakistan train accident

A derailed train in the Bolan district of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province has killed at least 11 people, including the driver and assistant driver, and left 100 others injured.

Alstom begins production of Riyadh Metro trainsets

Alstom has begun the production of Metropolis trainsets for the Riyadh Metro, Saudi Arabia, with the first three units scheduled to be delivered in 2017.

Passengers evacuated from London Underground train on suspicion of fire

Passengers of the northbound Victoria underground service at Warren Street in London, UK, were evacuated after there was a reported burning smell in the train.