Monthly Archives: February 2022

TfW completes Class 158 refurbishment work

Transport for Wales (TfW) is celebrating the completion of work to refurbish its fleet of Class 158 long-distance trains. Work has been ongoing at Arriva TrainCare’s facility in Crewe since the start of 2020 to refurbish the fleet of 24 trains, which operate on routes throughout the Wales and Borders network, including the Cambrian Line […]

Amtrak and Penn Station Partners Begin Baltimore Penn Station Construction

Amtrak and Penn Station Partners, the Baltimore-based global development team leading the transformation and renewal of the city’s main transportation hub, have commenced with the start of construction at Baltimore Penn Station with the installation of scaffolding, fencing, and materials around the station exterior. “Amtrak and the Penn Station Partners team are returning Baltimore’s Penn […]

Battery trials in the Netherlands demonstrate Stadler’s commitment to green technology and producing sustainable trains

Tests to find out whether Arriva Netherlands’ trains can travel in battery mode are about to start in the Netherlands, in the wake of several recent successes for Stadler in the area of green technology, positioning it as a pioneer in this field. Achievements secured to date illustrate the significant role that alternative traction can […]

HS2 raises curtain on £75,000 funding for new Stone theatre

Crown Wharf Theatre on the former Joule’s Brewery site set to receive the largest award handed out on the second phase of the HS2 project tone’s new theatre project has been awarded £75,000 from HS2’s Community & Environment fund to help build a new auditorium and community space for the town. Overlooking the Trent & […]

ÖBB awards Stadler the contract for 186 double-decker trains once again

Following some confusion regarding Stadler’s qualified electronic signature, the Supreme Administrative Court in Vienna finally cleared the way for Stadler. Once again, ÖBB has named Stadler the winner of the tender for 186 KISS–type double–decker multiple–unit trains. The framework agreement has a ten–year term and a total volume of up to EUR 3 billion. After […]

Storm Franklin: Recovery effort continues following devastating damage to Cambrian line

‘Biblical’ floodwaters cause major damage after River Severn bursts its banks Network Rail engineers are working round the clock to repair the railway following devastating storms with the Cambrian line between Welshpool and Newtown, likely to remain closed for several weeks after major flooding. Engineers have been on site near Welshpool since Tuesday, using drones […]

Alstom wins another signalling project in Turkey

Driverless CBTC ensuring a reliable service Alstom has signed a new contract to install a complete driverless communications-based train control (CBTC) signalling system and electromechanical infrastructure for the Umraniye-Atasehir-Goztepe (UAG) Metro Line, which is of great importance for the Anatolian side of Istanbul. This contract will not only enhance the existing infrastructure quality but also […]

Manchester rail upgrades continue for the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade

Network Rail is continuing major railway upgrades between Manchester and Stalybridge This is part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade which will see the line fully electrified and bring faster, more frequent and reliable trains in the future Buses and diversions will keep passengers moving throughout weekends in February, March, April and May – passengers asked […]

Alstom’s Chinese joint venture wins contract to provide maintenance for Shanghai Metro line 12

SHBRT now provides overhaul service for a total of 1,362 Movia metro cars for Shanghai Metro In 2016, Alstom’s Chinese maintenance joint venture won the first full fleet metro maintenance contract in China Globally, Alstom’s maintenance teams service 35,000 vehicles, contributing to providing reliable service and seamless operations Alstom’s Chinese joint venture, Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) […]

Stadler manifests market leadership in alternative drive technologies: DB Regio orders more battery-operated trains

Electric instead of diesel: DB Regio orders trains of the type FLIRT Akku from Stadler again. 14 trains will also be used in the north-east of Germany. Stadler is expanding its market leadership considerably in the field of alternative drives in Germany with this third supply contract for battery-operated vehicles. Stadler will be delivering at […]