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The latest rail industry news

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Majority of rail passengers face delays, overcrowding and dirty trains

Posted on: 23 May 2017

The majority of rail passengers are experiencing delayed, dirty or overcrowded train journeys, according to new research by Which?

Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail merger receives regulatory approvals in Europe

Posted on: 22 May 2017

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and Astra Rail Management GmbH have recently announced that the companies’ planned merger to create Greenbrier-Astra Rail has received all required regulatory approvals from relevant European antitrust officials. The transaction will be completed on 1 June 1 2017 and combines the operations of Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail to create an end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar manufacturing, […]

Bombardier expands startup collaboration to create the transport solutions of the future

Posted on: 22 May 2017

Bombardier Transportation has announced the expansion of its startup collaboration activities with the aim to develop new paths into ground-breaking mobility and connectivity solutions.

Israel Railways order additional TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches

Posted on: 15 May 2017

Israel Railways has signed a contract for 33 TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches from Bombardier Transportation worth €56 million.

Two overhaul contracts for Shanghai Metro

Posted on: 12 May 2017

Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Co. Ltd. (SHBRT) will provide an overhaul service for metro cars in Shanghai.

Australian government to invest $20 billion in rail

Posted on: 11 May 2017

The federal executive government of Australia is investing $20 billion in rail to cut congestion and create thousands of new jobs.

Union Pacific plans to invest $57 million in its Kansas rail infrastructure

Posted on: 11 May 2017

Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $57 million infrastructure investment in Kansas this year.

Trainline partners with WESTbahn

Posted on: 11 May 2017

Trainline has expanded its coverage through Austria by partnering with Austria’s private rail operator WESTbahn. Customers can now book WESTbahn tickets, including special deals and offers, through Trainline.

Increased capacity for passengers on the North Wales route

Posted on: 10 May 2017

Virgin Trains is increasing capacity on its services along the North Wales by doubling its Voyager trains to carry more passengers.

Alstom X’Tropolis Mega trains enter service in South Africa

Posted on: 9 May 2017

Alstom’s South African joint venture (JV) partner, Gibela, has successfully entered its first X’Trapolis Mega trains in South Africa.

New report emphasises the need for change in rail franchising

Posted on: 9 May 2017

A new report says that while franchising looks successful, in practice the system is vulnerable to an economic slowdown.

Work begins on the new Azuma fleet for the east coast route

Posted on: 9 May 2017

Due to enter service on the east coast in 2018, Hitachi has begun work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma (Class 800) fleet.