Gysev orders new Flirt trains

Stadler has signed a contract with Gysev Zrt. for the supply of 9+4 Flirt intercity EMUs. The operator railway company plans to put the vehicles into service on the Sopron-Budapest and Szombathely-Budapest routes from 2027. The new multisystem trains will have a license to operate not only in Hungary, but also in Austria. The aluminum…

New transport strategy for the North

Transport for the North (TfN) published on 25 March an ambitious new Strategic Transport Plan (STP) for sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the North, enabled by transformational connectivity. The new Strategic Transport Plan (STP) was approved at Transport for the North Board meeting in Leeds by Northern leaders. It outlines how with the right…

Siemens wins service contract for Greater Toronto rail system

Siemens Mobility has been chosen by Metrolinx, the regional public transit operator for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, to handle their track, signal, and right-of-way maintenance for the Central Region of Toronto passenger rail infrastructure system. This partnership builds upon Siemens Mobility’s existing maintenance services in the West Region and signal and communications services…

USD 350 million for Chicago Red Line extension project

The U.S. Department of Transport recommends USD 350 million in 2025 for the Chicago Red Line extension project (RLE), part of a USD 4 billion investment package for 14 transit projects in 11 states. The extension project will extend the Red Line with 9 km to the Far South Side of the city, is one of three…

LTG Cargo expands its freight carriage services

LTG Cargo has launched freight carriage services delivered in Latvia and Estonia to Orlen Lietuva operating the only crude oil refinery in the Baltic States. Starting from March, LTG Cargo will ensure delivery of the freight carriage services on the entire 311 km route Bugeniai (Lithuania) – Valga (Estonia) for the transport of Lithuanian petroleum…

Alstom to enter British rail passenger market

Alstom announced its plans to enter British rail passenger market thus delivering a new passenger rail service across England and Wales. Working in partnership with consultancy SLC Rail, the open access operation will be known as Wrexham, Shropshire and Midlands Railway (WSMR). As the country’s foremost supplier of new trains and train services, and a…

China-Europe freight train services see solid expansion in first two months

BEIJING — China-Europe freight train services recorded solid expansion in January and February this year, data from China’s railway operator showed Sunday. The number of China-Europe freight train trips reached 2,928 in the first two months of 2024, up 9 percent year-on-year, according to the China State Railway Group Co Ltd (China Railway). About 317,000…