Monthly Archives: September 2022

Stadler delivers the world’s first fully automated rack-and-pinion rail vehicle

Appenzeller Bahnen (AB) and Stadler have signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of a rack-and-pinion rail vehicle for the Rheineck–Walzenhausen rail link. The contract includes equipping the vehicle with Stadler’s CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) solution. The new train on the Rheineck–Walzenhausen line will be the world’s first fully automated overland adhesion/rack-and-pinion rail vehicle. […]

Landmark agreement between Oman Rail and Etihad Rail to build a 3-billion-dollar railway

Oman Rail, the Sultanate’s national developer and operator of railway networks, signed an agreement with Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, to jointly establish an equally-owned company, Oman-Etihad Rail Company. Oman Rail, the Sultanate’s national developer and operator of railway networks, signed an agreement with Etihad Rail, the developer […]

CargoBeamer operates test train between Marseille and Calais

First intermodal train for semi-trailers from Port of Marseille Fos CargoBeamer wrote history by successfully running the first ever train with trailers between Marseille and Calais. The train serves as the first successful railway line for unaccompanied transport of craneable and non-craneable semi-trailers on rail, a field CargoBeamer is specialized in. Travelling from the Port of […]

Safety improvements in Bath protect both the railway and a bit of history

Network Rail has completed essential safety improvement work to the iconic low balustrade wall at Sydney Gardens in Bath, including the installation of railings to prevent trespassers from being able to gain access to the track. The wall itself was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a feature of the railway line, which cut through […]

Patriot Rail to Acquire Delta Southern Railroad

Patriot Rail Company LLC have announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Delta Southern Railroad, Inc. (DSRR), a short line railroad company operating two line segments in Louisiana. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  DSRR operates over 40 miles of track and serves two port facilities – Lake Providence […]

New business growth units start to take shape at Newbury station

Work has started on three new business growth units as the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Newbury station continues. The units will be located on the south side of the station and help to increase employment opportunities in the town. Great Western Railway is working with West Berkshire Council and Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver […]

HS2’s West Midlands contractor hits 100th apprentice milestone

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), HS2’s West Midlands construction partner, has reached its 100th apprentice milestone. BBV places a strong focus on recruiting and investing in people from the region, and 20 year-old Benjamin Richards-Moss, from West Bromwich, is among the latest cohort of young people to join the company and start building a new career. […]

Platform removal clears way for double tracking at Cameron Bridge

Work to demolish the old station platforms at Cameron Bridge is now complete. Following the successful completion of the first mile in March, and significant progress on the second mile, the removal of the old platforms of the former Cameron Bridge station clears the way for the next stages of track work. The old platforms […]

Hitachi Rail unveils cutting-edge battery hybrid train that will reduce emissions across Europe

Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia unveil the pioneering ‘Blues Train’ today in Berlin at InnoTrans, the world’s largest rail transportation fair It will be the first battery hybrid fleet in passenger service anywhere in Europe when it starts running in Italy later this year – but is suitable to run across the continent Hybrid ‘tri-mode’ train […]

DB to help Ukrainian Railways rebuild

Memorandum of understanding pledging support and cooperation in international freight transport • DB CEO Richard Lutz: “We stand firmly in support of our colleagues and will partner with them on their pathway to a bright future” Deutsche Bahn has pledged long-term assistance and support to Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ), Ukraine’s state-owned rail company. The CEOs of the […]