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Mosmetro News

A new station of the future MCD 4 – Aminyevskaya was opened in Moscow

On December 7, the new Aminyevskaya station was opened on the Kievsky railway line, which will become part of the Moscow Central Diameter 4 (MCD) in the future. Its launch took place simultaneously with the launch of the eponymous station of the Big Circle Line. Both stations are connected by the underground passage, thanks to which passengers can get from one station to another in a couple of minutes without going outside.

VR Group News

VR FleetCare to sign a 20-year maintenance agreement for Allegro trains operating between Russia and Finland

Russian Railways (RZD), Karelian Trains and the Finnish rail traffic maintenance company VR FleetCare have signed a 20-year agreement on the maintenance and lifecycle services concerning the high-speed trains operating between Helsinki and St. Petersburg starting from 2022.

Colas Rail News

Colas closes acquisition of Destia, largest provider of road & railway infrastructure in Finland

Ongoing focus on targeted external growth outside of France. Destia is the largest provider of road, railway and energy infrastructure in Finland. Backed by over 1,600 employees working across its infrastructure maintenance and new construction businesses, the Destia group posted revenue totaling €564 million in 2020.

Mosmetro News

New section of the Big Circle Line is launched in the Moscow Metro

On December 7, 2021, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin (via videoconference) and the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin opened a section of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro in the south and west of the city

HS2 News

HS2 Launches First Midlands Giant Tunnelling Machine

HS2 CEO Mark Thurston pushed the button to start HS2’s tunnel boring machine on its one-mile journey under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire, marking the launch of the first TBM on the Midlands section of HS2.

Lhyfe News

Renewable hydrogen producer Lhyfe to supply German state rail operator Deutsche Bahn for its H2goesRail project

Lhyfe, a world pioneer and pure player in renewable green hydrogen production, has signed with the German national railway operator, Deutsche Bahn, to build and operate an electrolyser in Tübingen, from 2024, for the production of hydrogen to fuel a hydrogen train as part of the H2goesRail project

Mosmetro News

Maksim Liksutov on Face Pay in the Moscow Metro

The Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport Maksim Liksutov declared about Face Pay payment service is convenient and safe in the Moscow metro.

Knorr Bremse News


Knorr-Bremse has been awarded a major, long-term remote condition monitoring contract by Siemens Mobility. As Knorr-Bremse is systematically building its expertise in the field of digital Maintenance-as-a-Service (MaaS) for the rail industry, the company will be responsible for providing remote condition monitoring of the HVAC systems on 172 trains built and maintained by Siemens Mobility for UK operator South Western Railway. The upgrading and modernization of the HVAC systems has commenced in 2021 and is scheduled for completion in Q1 2022, so that the new solution can go live in spring of the same year.

Thales News

ProRail and Thales sign axle counter contract for ERTMS

The introduction of the signalling system ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) is accompanied by a number of extensive tenders; one of them is the tender for the Generic Axle Counter System for ERTMS, abbreviated GAST-ERTMS. On Tuesday 7 December, ProRail and Thales signed the contract

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