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MOSOLF reactivates rail traffic to Düsseldorf

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Following a break of five years, the MOSOLF Group is relaunching regular railway transport services at its business site in Düsseldorf. The test phase from January onwards had shown that the reactivation of the sidings would optimise sustainable transport flows in the long term. A weekly departure from the MOSOLF …

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Nokia’s communications network to support railway operations on Malaysia’s first mass rapid transit line

Nokia's communications network to support railway operations on Malaysia's first mass rapid transit line

Nokia has supplied a mission-critical communications network to LG CNS – a Korea-based systems integrator – that is providing essential support for railway operations on the new SBK line that will ultimately cover 51 km and serve the 1.2 million residents in and around Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The Northern …

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Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h

Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h

Alstom has successfully performed the first test run at 80 km/h of the world’s only fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint on its own test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months before the Coradia iLint …

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Thales to upgrade and extend Dubai metro Red Line signalling systems

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Thales has been selected by Alstom (leader of Expolink consortium), and Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to deliver the systems’ extension and upgrade of the Dubai metro’s Red Line. The Red Line is one of the longest driverless metro lines in the world and will be used by the …

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Design of Alstom’s new “main line” train for Algeria revealed

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Alstom and the National Rail Transportation Company of Algeria (SNTF) have unveiled the design of the new Coradia Polyvalent “main line” train destined to run in Algeria during the 4th edition of the International Transport, Logistics & Mobility Exhibition to be held in Algiers. In July 2015, SNTF ordered 17 …

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Italian State Railways regroups all freight &logistics operations under Polo Mercitalia new unit

Italian State Railways regroups all freight &logistics operations under Polo Mercitalia new unit

Italian State Railways (FS) has established a new unit, Polo Mercitalia, which integrates all rail freight and logistics companies in the group. Polo Mercitalia will be tasked to restore and to revive the freight transport business of Italian FS Group, by developing integrated solutions for freight&logistics with added value for rail transport. The aims is to return to …

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Alstom to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trains to Victoria

Alstom to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trains to Victoria

Alstom has signed a contract worth around €100 million with Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the State’s public transport authority, to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trainsets for Melbourne’s suburban rail network. This will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002. The …

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ABB wins $70 million in equipment orders to expand European rail fleets

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ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail operators. The new equipment will enable more sustainable regional and suburban transit in urban areas with improved intercity connections, less congestion and reduced emissions. ABB traction systems …

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DB Cargo and Toshiba agree collaboration on freight locomotives

DB Cargo and Toshiba agree collaboration on freight locomotives

DB Cargo is planning to work with Toshiba technology company to test the use of hybrid technology in freight locomotives. A feasibility study on the joint development will first be carried out, and DB Cargo will later acquire 100 new hybrid locomotives equipped with a diesel engine and a high-performance …

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Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

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In a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman called for a new era of investment in Amtrak’s infrastructure, fleet, and stations, which are critical to the operations and future growth of passenger rail. “The time …

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