Tags: Railway News

Alstom reveals first of new trains for North-South, East-West Lines in Singapore

Alstom’s Movia metro trains will replace 30-year old fleets in service  The new trains are part of the North–South and East–West Lines’ core systems upgrade and renewal programme Passengers will enjoy easier access with more open spaces for prams and wheelchairs  Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, today revealed the first of 106 […]

HS2 launches new construction apprenticeships

Jobseekers and career changers who want to work in construction are encouraged to register for a new two-week pre-employment programme that could lead to an apprenticeship with HS2’s construction partner, Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB). Applications are now open for 24 new apprenticeship jobs which will start on 12th July. The opportunities […]

Siemens Mobility secures service contract for rail vehicles in North of England worth €530 million

Contract to maintain 51-strong Class 185 train fleet gets extension for 8 years, until 2031 Builds on success of recent digital upgrade by Siemens Mobility which means the trains remotely monitor their own condition through Railigent X Siemens Mobility will work with new operator TransPennine Trains Limited and train owner Eversholt Rail to ensure continued […]

Hitachi and Toshiba win order worth 124 billion Japanese Yen to build high speed trains for Taiwan

Hitachi Toshiba Supreme Consortium (HTSC), consisting of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”), Toshiba Corporation (TSE: 6502 “Toshiba”) and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, has been awarded the order to build 12 sets of new generation high speed trains (144 cars) by Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC). The contract is worth approximately 124 billion […]

Alstom awards INR 1.5 crore grant to innovative startups for developing sustainable mobility solutions in partnership with NSRCEL-IIMB

On the 11th May 2023, Alstom India awarded the INR 1.5 crores grant to 10 startups that developed solutions in the areas of clean energy, shared mobility and multi-modal solutions, as part of its Sustainability Incubation Programme. Accelerated by NSRCEL-IIMB (NS Raghavan  Centre  for  Entrepreneurial  Learning), the selected startups will be able to use the […]

HS2 announces carbon cutting milestone – 10 million tonnes of material already moved by rail

Yesterday [Thursday 11 May] HS2 announced that 10 million tonnes of material have been delivered to – and removed from – construction sites by rail, a major milestone in HS2’s plan to cut carbon emissions by removing lorries from roads. Businesses involved came together to celebrate at an event at Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry, including HS2 […]

Siemens Mobility receives large order from TX Logistik AG (FS Italiane Group)

40 Vectron locomotives including a 15-year full-service contract Operation from the Rhine to the Alps without changing locomotives Railigent X enables condition-based, predictive maintenance Order volume around €300 million Siemens Mobility and FS Italiane Group, together with its subsidiary TX Logistik AG, have signed a contract at the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich for […]

HS2 contractor invests in upskilling Bucks residents ready for jobs on HS2

Buckinghamshire residents have been given a helping hand to launch a career in construction with HS2’s Aylesbury-based contractor, Blackwell Earthmoving Limited. HS2’s construction partner, Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB), appointed Blackwell Earthmoving to deliver the earthworks on a 30km section of the route from Calvert South to the North Chilterns. The scale […]

Extra trains planned for King’s Coronation but travellers warned that central London will be extremely busy

A swathe of additional trains and extra carriages is being laid on for the weekend of the King’s Coronation but those travelling are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys. With around 1.2 million people expected to line the streets of London on Saturday 6 May for the procession to Westminster Abbey, […]

2023 apprentice opportunities at Volker Rail

If you are searching for a career that will nurture your ambitions, VolkerRail is undertaking an apprentice recruitment drive, with a range of rail specific apprenticeships available, including engineering, signalling and electrification. VolkerRail offers a range of site and office-based apprenticeship opportunities. Whether you’re looking to develop your industry experience, changing profession, or if you […]