Monthly Archives: February 2024

Alstom and PKP PLK sign a Maintenance Agreement of railway traffic control systems and devices

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a Central Service Agreement with PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A, managing the Polish national railway network. The contract aims to offer post-warranty maintenance for railway traffic control devices and computer systems produced by Alstom. This includes Alstom’s railway traffic control systems, track vacancy system (SOL) […]

Digital future of signalling on the East Coast Main Line takes major step forward after section commissioning

The East Coast Digital Programme has taken a big step forward with the renewal of infrastructure successfully commissioned that now enables the Welwyn to Hitchin (W2H) ETCS overlay to be tested and proven, with engineers having worked around the clock between 17-20 February. W2H is Britain’s first instance of infrastructure commissioning towards a ‘no signals’ […]

Siemens Mobility signs framework agreement with Railpool for the delivery of up to 250 locomotives

Railpool, one of the leading rail vehicle rental companies in Europe, and Siemens Mobility have concluded a framework agreement for the delivery of up to 250 locomotives. With the signing of the contract, 70 Vectron locomotives were immediately called up. The initial call includes 24 multisystem locomotives for use in AC and DC networks, as […]

New research shows HS2 will drive £10billion economic uplift in the West Midlands in the next 10 years

New research shows that the future arrival of HS2 in the West Midlands is already driving huge investor confidence in the region, with data pointing to an economic uplift of £10billion over the next 10 years. Economic analysis of the areas close to HS2’s three hubs in the West Midlands – Curzon Street Station in […]

Changes at Darlington railway station as major upgrade work continues

Passengers are being advised that changes are being made to walking routes at Darlington station as major improvement work continues. As part of the ongoing programme of upgrades, which will see the creation of two new platforms, a car park and a footbridge, some changes are planned to the layout of the existing station. Starting […]

Amtrak Awarded Forbes Best Large Employer Status

Amtrak was honored for workplace excellence, earning a spot on the Forbes 2024 list as one of America’s Best Employers. Received for nine consecutive years, this achievement comes as Amtrak builds a workforce to modernize infrastructure, major stations and trains — setting in motion a new era of rail that will change the way America […]

SBB orders five more Giruno trains from Stadler

SBB orders five additional Giruno high-speed trains from Stadler for the planned expansion of its international services to Italy. Just like the 29 Giruno trains from the first series, the trains will also be manufactured entirely at the production plant in Bussnang, Switzerland. The Giruno, Stadler’s SMILE, is the first high-speed train in Europe to […]

Flexible leasing model for regional trains: Smart Train Lease GmbH

Siemens Mobility founds subsidiary Smart Train Lease GmbH Innovative rental model for Mireo Smart trains offers fast and flexible adjustment of fleet capacity State-of-the-art battery, hydrogen, and electric multiple-unit trains including maintenance Siemens Mobility has founded the subsidiary Smart Train Lease GmbH to enable customers to flexibly supplement their fleets with rented state-of-the-art battery, hydrogen, […]

Transport for London rolls out tougher action on fare evaders and staff abuse with increased penalty fares and body worn cameras

Fare evasion is a criminal offence and prevents TfL from getting vital income that would benefit all passengers “The overwhelming majority of our customers pay the correct fare, however a minority do attempt to travel without a valid ticket” Siwan Hayward. TfL’s Director of Security, Policing and Enforcement Following the Department for Transport’s decision to […]

VR expands in Sweden – acquires long-distance traffic operator MTR Express (Sweden) AB

VR-Group Plc is acquiring the long-distance traffic business of MTR Nordic AB’s Swedish subsidiary MTR Express (Sweden) AB (MTRX). VR has been operating in Sweden since 2022. With this acquisition, the company’s operations will expand in the Swedish passenger transport market from regional contracted services to long-distance traffic. The transaction requires approval from the Swedish […]