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Alpha Trains and Stadler sign Full-Service agreement for the maintenance of EURO9000 locomotives

Photo credit: Alpha Trains. F.l.t.r.: Andreas Näf, Head of Sales Stadler Service AG and Vincent Pouyet, Managing Director Locomotives at Alpha Trains Alpha Trains, Europe′s leading leasing company for locomotives and trains, signs a Full Service maintenance agreement with Stadler. The contract covers the complete maintenance of all EURO9000 locomotives recently ordered by Alpha Trains […]

Timelapse footage shows M42 bridge demolition by HS2 contractors

Contractors working for HS2 have removed a 4,000 tonne bridge over the M42 to make way for the construction of the new high speed line across the motorway near the Interchange Station construction site in Solihull. A team of 20 demolition experts from Solihull-based firm Armac, working on behalf of HS2’s main works contractor in […]

Hitachi Rail completes first dynamic testing of its Digital Interlocking signalling system on Paris-Lyon High Speed Line

Hitachi Rail achieves key milestone in France in rolling out its next-generation interlocking signalling on Europe’s busiest high-speed line between Paris-Lyon. Hitachi Rail’s new SEI+ digital interlocking system has successfully completed its first dynamic testing and will replace current legacy technology. Hitachi Rail is helping to transform a smarter, more sustainable rail network across Europe. […]

Great Western Railway’s innovative FastCharge battery train trial could transform UK’s railway

Innovation led by Great Western Railway could transform the UK’s railway as it powers forward with a FastCharge battery trial designed to help future decarbonisation of branch line services. The FastCharge technology, which has been rigorously developed by specialist engineers over the past three years, solves the problem of delivering reliable, battery-only trains capable of […]

Optimising retail opportunities at Oxford station

A flagship station continuing to grow Oxford is one of Great Western Railway’s (GWR’s) flagship stations and due to the popularity of the city as a tourist destination and world-renowned educational and research centre, it also generates the highest footfall of all the stations that GWR directly manage. In the ten years between 2009 and […]

Alstom commences production of driverless trainsets for Chennai Metro Phase II

Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, today commenced the production of its world-class Metropolis trainsets for the Chennai Metro Phase II from its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Sricity. This order aims to deliver 36 metro trainsets, each comprising of three cars, and capable of operating at a top speed of 80 […]

CargoBeamer expands network by connecting Bari to Domodossola and Kaldenkirchen

Frequency on Kaldenkirchen – Domodossola route also increased to 20 rotations CargoBeamer, one of the leading logistics service providers for transporting non-craneable semi-trailers by rail, will launch a new service in Italy. Starting from mid-February, CargoBeamer will connect its terminal in Domodossola to Bari, one of the leading logistical hubs in southern of Italy. The […]

CAF recorded its best year in the contracting of onboard ERTMS equipment

The signalling division has signed contracts to equip more than 450 vehicles with on-board ERTMS, reaching more than 1,300 vehicles equipped The signalling business is present in more than a dozen countries, spread over four continents The CAF Group’s railway signalling business has closed the year 2023 with more than 450 vehicles contracted to be […]

Capacity and accessibility – the winning combination of Alstom’s Coradia Max high-capacity train

Coradia Max™ is Alstom’s double-deck solution to boost capacity on busy lines. Benoit Gachet, Product Director for Coradia Max, explains why this regional train is proving to be a hit with customers. Benoit Gachet lives in Switzerland, works all over Europe and started his career in Sweden. When not at work he likes to get […]

HS2 announces more apprenticeship jobs as the UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

HS2’s commitment to creating ‘Skills for Life’ – the theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week – was reinforced today (5 February) as it confirmed more apprenticeship jobs will be created. Over 1,400 people, of all ages and backgrounds, have already secured an HS2 apprenticeship and are on track to boost their career. Today, recruitment […]