Abu Dhabi to have a smaller underground network

Plans for Abu Dhabi’s metro network have been substantially scaled back, from 130 km, as initially estimated, to 70 km. The first phase of 18 km will be ready as late as 2020 under new plans. The underground will run at a an average speed of 40 km/h... ...

Rail Technology Conferences 2012 Life Cycle Management High Frequency Operations

Rail Technology Conferences 2012 24-25 April 2012 – Amstelveen, the Netherlands It is our pleasure to announce Rail Technology Conferences 2012 in Amstelveen, the Netherlands on 24 and 25 April 2012. On these days we will focus on two main... ...

SNCB wants video cameras in trains

Belgian company SNCB plans to install video cameras inside the new Desiro trains to reduce violence acts against train staff. In the first phase, only the Desiro trains will be equipped with the surveillance system. The outcome of the project will be... ...

First test for railway high-speed cargo transport services between France and Great Britain

At the end of last month, Euro Carex organisation, which regroups political authorities, airports and railway operators, tested the possibility of introducing railway freight transport services using high-speed trains. A high-speed train carrying 120... ...

Kazakhstan buys new rolling stock

In 2012, Kazakhstan will buy 42 KVSZ’s passenger coaches and 140 produced by Tulpar-Talgo, AO Passenger Transportation Akbulat Zhagiparov declared. In 2011, Kazakhstan bought 34 passenger coaches. In addition to that, 33 coaches were equipped with... ...

Pasazieru Vilciens orders CAF trains

The joint-stock passenger train company Pasazieru vilciens (PV) has signed a train procurement contract with Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF). The company will purchase 34 electric trains and seven diesel trains. CAF... ...

Record profit for Estonian state-owned railway company Eesti Raudtee

The Estonian state-owned railway company AS Eesti Raudtee concern earned a net profit of EUR 34.03 Million on sales revenue of EUR 119 Million in 2011. Eesti Raudtee’s cargo turnover was last year 6,034 million net tonne kilometres, which was by 217... ...

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