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The latest rail industry news

If you have a piece of news that you would like us to cover, please contact Rachael Harper on +44 (0)1959 563311 or email: [email protected]

 

500th electric Vectron locomotive ordered

Posted on: 27 June 2017

European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) has ordered an additional eight Vectron locomotives from Siemens.

Manufacturer obtains first IRIS certification in Kazakhstan

Posted on: 27 June 2017

EKZ, the manufacturer owned by Alstom, Kazakhstan Temir Zholyand Transmashholding has become the first to receive the IRIS certification.

Siemens to expand digitalised rail services

Posted on: 26 June 2017

Siemens has acquired the MRX Technologies Group, and is expanding its predictive maintenance services based on digitalisation.

STIF orders 83 Regio 2N double-deck trains for Ile-de-France

Posted on: 26 June 2017

The Syndicat des Transports d'Ile-de-France (STIF) has placed an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from Bombardier Transportation.

Ramboll appoints a new Market Director of Transport Interchanges

Posted on: 23 June 2017

Engineering consultancy, Ramboll, has announced the appointment of Vinny Patel as Market Director of Transport Interchanges.

Shortlist announced for the new West Coast Partnership and the South Eastern rail franchises

Posted on: 23 June 2017

The government has announced the shortlist for the new West Coast Partnership (WCP) rail franchise and the next South Eastern franchises.

New Intercity Express Trains visit Cornwall for the first time

Posted on: 22 June 2017

Great Western Railway’s first Intercity Express Train has completed its test journey from London Paddington to Penzance.

First Elizabeth line trains welcomed into passenger service in east London and Essex

Posted on: 22 June 2017

Customers have been given their first chance to travel on the state-of-the-art trains that will serve the Elizabeth line when the new rail tunnels open through central London in December next year.

Nomad’s partnership with Network Rail extended

Posted on: 21 June 2017

Nomad Digital has extended its partnership with Network Rail (NR) to enable the provision of rail infrastructure maintenance data.

$575 million contract signed to help transform Egypt’s rail infrastructure

Posted on: 20 June 2017

A contract has been signed between GE Transportation, the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and the Egyptian National Railways (ENR).   

FirstGroup and MTR order new trains for South Western rail franchise

Posted on: 20 June 2017

The new South Western franchise operators FirstGroup and MTR have signed an £895 million order for 90 new trains.

Trafikverket hires new Regional Director of the north

Posted on: 19 June 2017

Trafikverket has hired Helena Eriksson as the new Director of Transport Administration of the northern region.