Since its mandatory introduction in 2009 for all new EU-funded rail projects, the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) has been gradually installed across the trans-European rail networks, including Train Control (ETCS) and GSM-R digital communications. What is the state of the roll-out in the French-speaking countries in Europe?Read more
|Comment|author: Alexander Molendijk

No goodnight for Midnight Trains

Smart logo. Even smarter graphics. In the end though, no trains, no access and no more finance. Whether Midnight Trains ever stood a chance of getting rolling is open to question. However, the team behind...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

SunTrain could decarbonise America

A Californian start-up company has found a novel way to bring renewable energy to consumers by using existing infrastructure. The whole concept depends on exploiting the versatility of rail freight. SunTrain intends to transport generated...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Salzburg to get new express tram line

Jump off at Hauptbahnhof and speed away to the outer suburb of Hallein. That’s the future prospect for Salzburg commuters. The city is set to embark on a brand new high-speed tram line project. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK manifesto from High Speed Rail Group

A comprehensive long-term strategy to develop the UK’s inter-urban rail network. That, says the industry-wide High Speed Rail Group, is essential for future economic growth and achieving net zero. Those claims are backed up by...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 Thame Valley Viaduct arriving in sections

The HS2 high-speed rail project is littered with superlatives. Among them is the Thame Valley Viaduct in Buckinghamshire, England. The low-lying bridge, which crosses a flood plain, is under construction, using a modular approach that’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Heavy storms cause rail havoc in Southern Germany

Another year–another round of heavy spring/summer rainfall that causes problems in the German railway network. Last weekend, multiple services were disrupted in Bavaria, with impairments persisting on Monday, 3 June. In response to the situation,...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios