This year, technology company Thales will start replacing thousands of axle counters and hundreds of associated system boxes. These sensors on the track, spread across the Netherlands, ensure safe train detection on routes that do not use track circuits to determine a train’s position. The current system is now over 25 years old and needs to be replaced. ProRail put the...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
Moderus Beta single-section tram for Tramwaje Śląskie

More short trams in Polish cities

The single-section low-floor tram developed by Modertrans Poznań is becoming more popular among the public transport operators in Poland. Four short vehicles run on the streets of Elbląg. In March this type of trams will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Cityjet double-decker train, source: ÖBB

Austria retrofits 100 double-decker carriages

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is modernising its double-decker carriages produced in the 1990s and 2000s. For this year, the company has scheduled to retrofit 19 cars. The entire programme includes the modernisation of 100 double-decker...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Akiem enters UK’s train leasing market

Akiem Group has expanded its business to the United Kingdom. The French-German locomotive lessor purchased the rolling stock leasing business of Macquarie Europe Rail. As a result, around 300 units of rolling stock will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom site in Tarbes with roof solar panels, source: Alstom

Alstom confirms ongoing talks with Bombardier

Alstom has officially confirmed its talks with Bombardier. The French train manufacturer plans to purchase the rail business unit of the Canadian company. The other details have not been disclosed. Alstom will report them after...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
TEMG1 LNG-powered shunting locomotive, source: Sinara Group

Russia tests new LNG-powered locomotive

Lyudinovsky Diesel Locomotive Plant, a part of Sinara Group, is testing the new LNG-powered locomotive of type TEMG1. After completing the trials and certification, the vehicle will be delivered to Gazpromtrans, a subsidiary of Gazprom,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Alstom bids a price for Bombardier rail unit

Alstom has appraised the rail business of Bombardier at 7 billion dollars (around 6.5 billion euros). This price, as some media report, was offered by the French rolling stock manufacturer for the first time. However,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ZSSK washing facility in Vrútky

New washing facility for Slovak trains

Slovak national railway operator ZSSK is finalising the modernisation of its oldest depot at the Vrútky junction, close to the city of Žilina. The project includes the installation of a new washing facility. ZSSK invested...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Deutsche Bahn train driver

Deutsche Bahn hires 25,000 new employees

German national railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) intends to hire 25,000 new employees in 2020. It is a record level for DB’s recruitment campaigns. This figure includes 4,700 young professionals. Train drivers, maintenance workers, IT...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko