Work has started on a new Global Centre of Rail Excellence in South Wales that will transform mining sites into a hub for rolling stock and infrastructure testing.
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Network Rail will join freight operators and the RSSB to tackle delays and safety risks in a boost for the UK’s rail freight sector.
Alstom have been awarded a long-term maintenance contract by Alpha Trains Group to maintain part of its locomotive fleet for the next eight years.
Avanti West Coast’s first refurbished Pendolino has re-entered service following a £117 million upgrade which includes more than 2,000 extra Standard Class seats.
CargoBeamer has announced that their first wagon production site, in central Germany’s Erfurt, will produce 500 units per year from early 2023.
Following safety issues that lead to the withdrawal of Hitachi Rail’s Class 800 series trains in May 2021, ORR have published a safety review with several recommendations.
Wabtec has been awarded a contract from Indian Railways for its OMRS system to help detect defects and prevent in-service failures.
MÁV-START has completed the public procurement procedure for 90 dual voltage and 25 triple voltage electric locomotives.
Metro is switching to more sustainable, energy-efficient LEDs on its X’Trapolis and Siemens Nexas fleets.
Wabtec have announced an additional multi-year order from Norfolk Southern to modernise 330 locomotives, furthering fuel efficacy and reducing the emissions of the fleet.
The contract between CAF and SAR covers the maintenance of a train fleet, technical support and establishing a joint engineering department.
Siemens Mobility will support NCTD’s fleet of 12 DMU vehicles that service Northern San Diego, optimising the maintenance and availability of the fleet.