Egypt’s new monorail trains to be built in Derby

The trains for two new monorail systems in Egypt will be built in Derby, with the help of £1.7 billion of backing from UK Export Finance. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss announced the government guarantee, which will support highly skilled...

Scottish SMEs to benefit from new international rail cluster

A series of projects designed to find more environmentally friendly train and track solutions, as well as bringing jobs and inward investment to Scotland’s manufacturing and engineering sectors, is being supported by Scottish Enterprise. The agency, with support from Transport...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could be submitted, detailed design work has been going on. As a result of that work, carbon emissions have...

Russia: only railway bridge to Murmansk collapses

The sole railway bridge that connects Murmansk in northern Russia with the rest of the country has collapsed due to the weight of water in the Kola river. As a result, no passenger or freight trains can reach the Artic...

InnoTrans postponed!

InnoTrans, the largest global railway industry exhibition, held every two years in Berlin, Germany, has been postponed. Scheduled for 22-25 September 2020, the organisers have issued a release that simply says: “We have taken note of the decree of the...

Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in 1999 as a private rail transport company, is today owned by Mercitalia Logistics S.p.A., which is itself a subsidiary of Ferrovie...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen. With a total length of 38,514 km and 31 stations, Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 will connect Fengbang in the Jiading District in...

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the Iarnrod Eireann Train Protection System. (CPC Project Services) Turas, a joint venture between CPC Project Services (CPC), Deutsche Bahn and...

InnoTrans 2018 – the largest one ever

Quick link to exhibitors: A-D, E-H, I-N, P-R, S-Z Every two years, the railway industry gathers in Berlin for the InnoTrans exhibition. Held between 18 and 21 September, the 2018 show was the biggest so far, with 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries showing off their expertise, products and services to 153,421 trade visitors from 149 […]

HS2 plans to replicate Crossrail in setting up international consultancy

Newly appointed HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan has told suppliers that he plans to replicate the success of Crossrail International.

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