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US DOT grants $631m for new rail vehicles

The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will give $631m in grants towards the purchase of new …

Rail Baltica Estonia signs new construction contracts 

The four-nation Rail Baltica infrastructure project has signed two new construction contracts for sections of its mainline through Estonia.  The contracts …

Chicago’s Metra places $154m order for eight Stadler BEMUs

Chicago, Illinois’ commuter rail network Metra has ordered eight battery-electric trains as part of two-car multiple units from Stadler in …

Union Pacific reveals details of $3.4bn capital investment plan

US railroad company Union Pacific will invest $3.4bn into its infrastructure, rolling stock and technology over the next year, the …

The top 10 fastest high-speed trains in Europe

Europe has a long history of high-speed trains, being an early adopter after the first high-speed rail system, the Tokaido …