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Bombardier – Austrian Federal Railways Sign Framework Agreement for up to 300 Talent 3 Trains

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) have signed on December 27 a framework agreement covering the delivery of up to 300 BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 trains.   The total amount of the framework contract is valued …

Bombardier’s INNOVIA Metro 300 Enters Service in Kuala Lumpur

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and partner Hartasuma today announced the launch of the latest INNOVIA Metro 300 train in the Asia Pacific region.   The new train enters service on the extended Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line …

Hampshire passengers to benefit from Christmas railway upgrade

While most people were tucking into their turkey Christmas dinner, Network Rail’s orange army spent this Christmas renewing a railway bridge in Bramley, Hampshire, as part of its multimillion pound Christmas upgrade programme.   The old bridge, which sat in …

New Bayswater station opens for passengers in Victoria

The brand new Bayswater station has been officially opened and is now taking passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane at Bayswater Station for the official opening, following a massive 37 day construction …

Meet the reindeer event at Paddington Station ahead of Christmas upgrade blitz

Paddington station users are in for a festive treat on Monday when two of Santa’s reindeer will swap the North Pole for West London.   The furry friends called Bubble and Primo along with Percy the owl, will be meeting …

  • Testing of Locomotives underway to ensure staff safety

    Published on : Saturday, March 1, 2014

    KiwiRail is carrying out urgent testing to ensure our staffs’ safety after manufacturers confirmed the soundproofing compound used in its DL locomotives includes a small proportion of asbestos.   This was prompted after routine testing of a paint sample indicated …

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  • ScotRail named UK’s best rail business

    Published on : Saturday, March 1, 2014

    ScotRail It also won the second biggest prize, Train Operator of the Year, as well as the Sustainability Excellence category in what was a highly successful awards night in London for the Glasgow-based company.   Judges were impressed by ScotRail’s …

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  • Awards success for pushing the boundaries of technology and sustainability

    Published on : Saturday, March 1, 2014

    Arriva:  group’s Cross Country train business has been recognised at a two prestigious rail awards ceremonies for its use of technological advances to benefit rail users and the environment.   Cross Country’s work to help customers plan and book their …

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  • Testing of Locomotives underway to ensure staff safety

    Published on : Saturday, March 1, 2014

    KiwiRail is carrying out urgent testing to ensure our staffs’ safety after manufacturers confirmed the soundproofing compound used in its DL locomotives includes a small proportion of asbestos. This was prompted after routine testing of a paint sample indicated the …

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  • MTA Weekend Subway Service Advisory

    Published on : Saturday, March 1, 2014

    In order to allocate resources for the impending winter storm this weekend, all previously scheduled weekend subway work (including 7 Subway Line Icon work) has been cancelled with the following exceptions: Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check …

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  • MTA FASTRACK Comes to the N Q R Lines

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2014

    On Monday, March 3, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the N Subway Line IconQ Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon stations in Manhattan.   For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, March 3, to early Friday morning, March …

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  • KiwiRail appoints new General Manager Zero Harm

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2014

    KiwiRail’s Chief Executive, Peter Reidy has announced the appointment of Dr Bob Stacy as the new General Manager, Zero Harm.   Mr Reidy says the appointment reflects a changing health and safety risk environment in New Zealand and high performance …

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  • John Lewis takes ownership of new 250,000 sq ft regional flagship shop in Birmingham

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    John Lewis has taken ownership of its new shop in Grand Central Birmingham, an important milestone that marks the end of construction of the store.   John Lewis will be the anchor tenant of the Grand Central development at Birmingham …

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  • Queensland Rail improves service through customer feedback

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    If you’re a train commuter and you have an idea about how to improve the service, Queensland Rail wants to hear from you.   In 2013, Queensland Rail recorded more than 9000 pieces of feedback from customers across the state, …

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  • DOT Issues Emergency Order Requiring Stricter Standards to Transport Crude Oil by Rail

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued an Emergency Order requiring all shippers to test product from the Bakken region to ensure the proper classification of crude oil before it is transported by rail, while also prohibiting the transportation …

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  • Delhi Metro`s Interchange Stations In Phase-3 To Bring Down Various Metro Stations Closers By upto 15 KMs

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    The expansion of the Delhi Metro network by the end of Phase-3 in the form of Line-7 Majlis Park (Mukundpur) to Shiv Vihar and Line-8, Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden will bring many Metro stations much closer to each other …

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  • Swing bridge works underway in Selby

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    The most significant refurbishment of the rail swing bridge since it was built in 1889 is getting underway in Selby.     Engineers will refurbish the structure itself and the hydraulics on the swing span during the project.     …

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  • Hillside Slip to Disrupt Trains Near Chesterfield – East Midlands Trains

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Rail passengers on some routes in the Sheffield and Chesterfield areas will face some changes to their journeys from tomorrow. One of the two tracks through Unstone, near Chesterfield, needs to close for safety reasons following a hill slide slip …

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  • Majority Of Services To Be Restored From Paddington

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2014

    First Great Western (FGW) and Network Rail plan to restore the majority ofservices into and out of London Paddington from Monday (17th February). Network Rail’s engineering and maintenance teams have been working tirelessly to try and solve the problems caused …

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  • Train services thrown our of gear as weather worsens in UK

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2014

    Railway passenger train passengers forced to huddle in foil blankets as heat and light failed during terrible storms on Wednesday night, with more transport chaos predicted At .5.10 am train were passengers forced to huddle in foil blankets as heat …

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  • Service Update from East Midlands Trains: Full Timetable Expected to Run Throughout the Day

    Published on : Sunday, February 16, 2014

    East Midlands Trains has advised customers that train services operating across its network are not expected to be affected by the severe weather conditions today . A full timetable is currently expected to run across all routes throughout the day. …

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  • Stagecoach Calls on Rail Passengers to Nominate Their Customer Service Champions – East Midlands Trains

    Published on : Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Stagecoach Group has launched its 2014 Champions Awards for employees – and this year is inviting East Midlands Trains passengers to nominate their favourite member of staff for the Customer Service Champions Award. This is the fifth year of the …

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  • Union Pacific Corporation Chairman Jim Young: October 24, 1952

    Published on : Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Union Pacific Corporation Chairman James R. (Jim) Young, who worked his way from an entry-level finance position to chairman, president and chief executive officer, died today after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61 years old. A lifelong …

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  • As passenger trains stop between Bicester and Oxford, train

    Published on : Sunday, February 16, 2014

    As passenger trains stop between Bicester and Oxford, train company reveals replacement buses specifically redesigned for Oxford’s cycling commuter. As the last trains run on the Bicester to Oxford line, Chiltern Railways have revealed their support for Oxford’s cyclists with …

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  • New Network Rail CEO to take over early

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Mark Carne, Network Rail’s new chief executive will take up his new role from Monday 24th February, slightly earlier than originally planned.Mr Carne joined the company on 6th January and has been spending time visiting Britain’s railway, meeting staff, partners …

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