On 9th October the contract for the first two giant tunnelling machines for London’s HS2 tunnels has been signed with HS2's Main Works Civils Contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG JV (SCS JV), marking significant progress on the southern stretch of HS2.
Alstom's MP14 metro has been put into commercial service on Line 14, between the stations Olympiades and Saint-Lazare, by Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France Region and of Île-de-France Mobilités, and Catherine Guillouard, CEO of RATP, in the presence of Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Chairman and CEO of Alstom.
AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools, today announced that HITACHI Rail STS (Signaling and Transportation Systems) has selected AdaCore's GNAT Pro Ada development environment targeting ARM processors for the modernisation of its CSD (Calculator of Available Safety) rail safety platform, to ensure the safe circulation of trains on railway lines and metro networks.
Great Western Railway (GWR) is the first Train Operating Company (TOC) to adopt the new Nexus Alpha ARRAKIS App Version 2.0, but this story is not so much about the app, great as it is, but more about the collaboration between Nexus Alpha and Great Western Railway (GWR).
Before the new No. 3 metro line in Sofia went into operation in late August of 2020, Vossloh gave the newly-laid rails an initial grinding to prepare them for service. Removing the factory mill-scale not only extends a rail's service life considerably, it also lays the foundation for preventive rail maintenance.