All articles by Hemanth Kumar

Hemanth Kumar

The oldest metros in Europe

Metro rail systems are one of the major urban public transportation systems in Europe, carrying millions of passengers daily. Europe is home to the world’s oldest metro system, London Underground. Railway Technology lists the ten oldest metros in Europe, based on their year of opening.

Top ten railway operators in 2020

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the passenger rail traffic and operations of railway operators around the world.

Fugro contracted for lidar scanning of Banedanmark’s railway network

Fugro has been selected by Banedanmark to provide its train-borne lidar scanning technology for digital survey of the Danish railway network.

UK launches fund to improve accessibility for disabled rail passengers

The UK Government has launched a £20m fund to undertake accessibility improvements at stations in order to provide enhanced services for disabled passengers.

Hong Kong rail services restored after signalling glitch causes chaos

Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp has reported that four of its lines have returned to normal operations after a signalling glitch resulted in service disruptions lasting nearly six hours.

Study to look at preparing Bordeaux station for international trains

Infrastructure managers SNCF-Réseau, Eurotunnel, Lisea, and HS1 have signed an agreement to launch a feasibility study on measures needed to prepare Bordeaux Saint Jean station for international trains. 

KeolisAmey takes over as Wales and Borders rail service operator

KeolisAmey has taken over as operator of rail services for Wales and Borders, replacing Arriva Trains Wales, which operated the franchise since 2003.

India to seek Japanese experts to develop bullet train stations

Indian officials will seek expert Japanese consultation to develop areas surrounding 12 proposed bullet train stations on the 508km Rs1100bn ($14.91bn) Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train route to improve connectivity.

Norway’s NRC to buy VR Track

Finnish state-owned railway operator VR Group has signed an agreement to sell its subsidiary VR Track to Norwegian infrastructure business NRC Group.

Network Rail to trial technology to prevent flooding on tracks

British railway infrastructure manager Network Rail has started trials of a new Internet of Things (IoT) predictive technology designed to prevent flooding on railway tracks as part of its TrackWater project.