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Analysis

  • January’s top news stories

    GE Transportation signs two contracts valuing $900m with Kazakhstan's state-run railroad KTZ, HS2 launches tenders seeking contractors for the £1.55bn track and OCS package, and BLS purchase 52 latest-generation Flirt...

  • A culture trip on themed trains

    All around the world, themed trains are a simple and interactive way to celebrate a cause, an event or a piece of history, while livening up the commute for thousands...

  • Future Rail Magazine: Issue 58

    In this issue: Breaking barriers for wheelchair users, Beijing’s maglev, smart rail, Brenner Base Tunnel, hydrogen-powered trains, solar sleepers, and more

  • Greenrail: turning sleepers into solar power stations

    Sleepers made from secondary waste materials, which can integrate sustainable power systems, have the potential to turn railways all over the world into producers of clean energy. Greenrail's sustainable development...

  • Will maglev ever become mainstream?

    First developed in the 1940s by British engineer Eric Laithwaite, magnetic levitation technology has so far failed to reach the transportation mainstream. Can new projects in Japan and China help...

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