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Volker Rail News

Yorkshire’s first new electric railway in 25 years

In July, the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) East Alliance installed the first miles of new electric overhead wires on a mainline in Yorkshire for over 25 years, marking a step-change in progress for the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade.


World-first fully digitally automated AutoHaul network connects new Australian iron ore mine to port

Hitachi Rail has connected Rio Tinto’s newest mine in Western Australia to the AutoHaul network. Hitachi Rail and Rio Tinto have marked another significant AutoHaul milestone with the commissioning of the autonomous rail transport system for the new Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara.

Talgo News


Today, the national railway company of Egypt ENR (Egyptian National Railways) has awarded Talgo with a new contract for the manufacturing of passenger trains. Under the new order, the Spanish company will be responsible for building seven passenger trains for night services for an approximate amount of 280 million euros.

Colas Rail News

Strategic Acquisition for Colas Rail in Germany

On August 9, 2022, Colas Rail signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Hasselmann Group based in Thuringia, Germany, and specializing in the construction of railroads and rail infrastructure.

Thales Info

Track circuits for different lines in Turkey

Thales has been selected by Armco for the supply, installation and commissioning of TTC track circuits on the Çerkezköy-Kapıkule section. The TTC track circuit will provide information for predictive maintenance of the system and ensure the safety of railway operations by detecting the occupation, presence and departure of a train in a given area.

Knorr Bremse News

Safe, comfortable and reliable trams: Knorr-Bremse and Hyundai Rotem sign framework agreement and expand cooperation

Knorr-Bremse has expanded its longstanding cooperative venture with Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC). Under the terms of a recently signed framework agreement with a contract value in the mid-double-digit million-euro range, Knorr-Bremse will for the first time supply all three key subsystems for this type of HRC light rail vehicle.

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