Monthly Archives: July 2022

Alstom to install APS, its catenary-free solution on Barcelona’s light rail connection – Diagonal tramway line

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded, by the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM – Autoritat del Transport Metroplità), a contract for the electrification of the first phase of the Barcelona tram network connection, connecting the two existing tramway lines, with Alstom’s APS ground-based dynamic feeding system. APS preserves the beauty […]

Network Rail moves ahead with maintenance reforms

Network Rail has today formally started the legal consultation process with its trades unions on the maintenance reforms required to modernise and improve productivity and efficiency. The proposed reforms are aimed at improving safety for both employees and passengers, boosting train service performance, and saving money so that we can run the railway more efficiently […]

The Hydrogen-Powered Train Demonstrator Developed by the FCH2RAIL Project Starts Dynamic Testing on External Track This Week

This week, CAF has started dynamic track testing of the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train being developed for the FCH2RAILproject. FCH2RAIL is a consortium of the following companies: CAF, DLR, Toyota, Renfe, ADIF, CNH2, IP and Stemmann-Technik.   This demonstrator train is based on one of Renfe’s commuter trains, in which a new power generation system has been […]

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

HS2 Ltd continues to make progress at Euston, as work continues behind the hoardings to make way for Britain’s new high-speed railway. To create space for the new HS2 station, HS2’s station contractor, Mace Dragados JV (MDjv), has excavated a 20-metre deep ‘box’ that will be home to a new Traction Substation (TSS). Traction substations […]

The CAF Group is Awarded Two New Contracts for the Cities of Athens and Seville

CAF has once again been selected by two European cities to execute two contracts to improve their urban public transport services. In one case, it will refurbish the light metro units running on line 1 in Athens, and in the other, it will supply new trams for Seville. These two contracts amount to a value […]

Metrolink’s Freshly Refurbished Train Cars Provide New Amenities for Riders’ Comfort and Travel Safety

Metrolink put into service a refurbished passenger train car featuring new and improved passenger amenities designed for a more enjoyable, productive and safe ride. The train car is the first of 50 slated for renovation. “We are thrilled to begin the roll out of the renovated train cars, with upgrades to enhance passengers’ travel experiences, […]

Alstom is granted homologation for the use of the ELS-96 wheel detector system on railway lines in Poland

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been granted, by PKP PLK S.A., the approval for using the ELS-96 wheel detector system on main railway routes in Poland. The certification procedure lasted over two years and required a specific process involving 9-month long field tests. The system is compliant with the technical specifications […]

HS2 celebrates historic first tunnelling breakthrough

Massive Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in Warwickshire becomes first on the HS2 project to complete its full journey underground The first bore of the one-mile tunnel under Long Itchington Wood has been dug in seven months HS2 Ltd is today [Tuesday 26 July] celebrating the very first tunnelling breakthrough on Europe’s largest infrastructure project. A […]

Wabtec to Improve Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Passenger Comfort with new HVAC Systems

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today a contract to supply heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units for 56 new Stadler trains that will be operated by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). The state-of-the-art systems will provide passengers with a comfortable commute, especially during the hot and humid Atlanta summers. “We are proud […]

Rail staff ready to be Commonwealth Games travel volunteers at Birmingham 2022 venues

More than 300 volunteers from across the rail industry will be helping visitors travelling by train to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games venues. They’ll assist passengers making the huge number of extra journeys expected across the West Midlands during the 12-day sporting spectacle which starts next Thursday (28 July). One hundred and fifty Network Rail employees […]