Monthly Archives: April 2022

New metros for Munich: SWM and MVG to get additional latest-generation trains

Stadtwerke München (SWM) is continuing its modernization of the Munich Transport Company’s (MVG) metro fleet. On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, SWM and MVG took delivery of the first of a total of 22 type C2 metro trains of the third delivery series (the so-called 2nd option) at SWM’s technical base in Fröttmaning near Munich. There, […]

Vital bridge repairs to Claverton Street railway bridge in Bath to start this June

Network Rail will be undertaking critical repairs to Claverton Street railway bridge this summer to ensure the continued safe and reliable running of the railway to, from and through the city of Bath. Network Rail will begin work on Claverton Street railway bridge – which sits above the A36 at Churchill Bridge roundabout to the […]

Updated HS2 designs for Cubbington set to deliver big environmental benefits for local area

HS2 design update for the Cubbington area in Warwickshire includes new landscaped slopes and green bridges that will provide habitats and connections for wildlife. Updated designs will reduce the volume of concrete and steel required by 60,000 cubic metres – that’s the equivalent of around 8,500 HGV movements. A public event will be held in […]

BHEL bags Maiden Order for 6,000 HP Electric Locomotives from NTPC Limited for Industrial application

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a major breakthrough in the rolling stock business by securing the order for 6,000 HP Electric Locomotives, first ever in the country for industrial application. The order has been placed by NTPC Limited for supply of 6 nos. 6,000 HP Electric Locomotives for material handling operations at Lara […]

Major changes to train services on Hounslow line in May after engineering work moved forward 24-hours

Network Rail engineers changed their plans so the return of the much-loved Army vs Navy rugby match at Twickenham on Saturday 30 April can go ahead with a full train service. It means work to install over 10km of new cables and new signalling equipment on the Hounslow Loop line – which connects London Waterloo […]

Amtrak Remains Steadfast in its Commitment to Sustainability

During one of the most exciting phases for passenger rail in this nation’s history, Amtrak is beginning a new era that offers even more sustainable transportation options for travelers. To bring this transformation to life and as part of Amtrak’s vision for the future, Amtrak pledges to reduce 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, fully transitioning […]

Refurbished Pendolinos return to the rails as part of UK’s biggest ever train upgrade

The first fully refurbished Avanti West Coast Pendolino enters service follow multi million pound upgrade.  First ‘as new’ train due back in service following transformation £117m investment set to deliver step change in onboard experience for Avanti West Coast customers Upgrade will add more than 2,000 extra Standard Class seats Avanti West Coast’s first refurbished […]

HS2’s fast track job training programme opens to new applicants

HS2’s construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is encouraging local people who are out of work or looking for a career change to register for its fast track training programme which enables candidates to progress onto a paid work trial in just 4-6 weeks. Since opening its dedicated Skills Academy in Bordesley Green, Birmingham last […]

Alstom signs a 10-year contract with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport for operations and maintenance services

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a contract with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to provide operations and maintenance services for the automated people mover (APM) system for the next 10 years, until January 2032. The contract is valued at just over €200 million[1]. Under this contract, Alstom’s scope of […]

Hope Valley Railway Upgrade launches project app

The VolkerRailStory joint venture has launched a community app to keep local residents and passengers up-to-date on the railway upgrade works between Manchester and Sheffield. The work comes as part of the Hope Valley Railway Upgrade, which will remove several bottlenecks along the Hope Valley line, to enable faster and more reliable journeys for passengers. […]