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Rail Cargo Group News


Following on from Austria and Germany, the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) now also operates in the Czech Republic with 100 % green traction current. This means that all TransFER connections operated by RCG using in-house traction to, from and through the Czech Republic will be powered exclusively by traction current from renewable energy sources.


Ubility Light from Grammer: Bus and train seats rethought

A surprise in every respect, Grammer’s new Ubility Light seat for urban passenger transport saves weight, reduces emissions and the use of resources, and features an intelligent utilization concep


Alstom recruits over 200 new employees in Spain

The Alstom Group has initiated an unprecedented hiring and growth plan in Spain. To continue its expansion plans and develop new projects and initiatives, Alstom in Spain will make more than 200 new hires in the last quarter of the year

Vinci News

VINCI to build the operation and maintenance centre for Line 18 of the Grand Paris Express in Palaiseau (south of Paris)

Société du Grand Paris has awarded Chantiers Modernes Construction (VINCI Construction) the contract to build the operation and rolling stock maintenance centre for the future Line 18 of the Grand Paris Express. The centre will be in Palaiseau, and the line will connect the rapidly expanding Paris-Saclay research and development hub to Orly Airport and the city of Versailles.

Wabtec News

Wabtec Wins Equipment Contract to Modernize Chicago’s Metra Commuter Rail Service

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today an order to improve passenger experience, reliability, and safety for Metra, the commuter rail system in the Chicago metropolitan area serving the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The contract includes the latest brakes, passenger access doors, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and event recorder solutions for 200 new rail cars.

Siemens News

Mireo Plus B trains for Hermann-Hesse-Bahn in Baden-Württemberg

The state of Baden-Württemberg has ordered three Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility. The battery-electric trains will ensure locally emission-free traffic on the new Hermann-Hesse-Bahn between Renningen and Calw from 2023

HS2 News

Spectacular video shows HS2 contractors remove disused bridge to prepare for the new high speed rail route into Birmingham

In preparation for the construction of the northern section of HS2’s Phase One route between London and the West Midlands, main works civils contractor Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) have successfully demolished a disused bridge in Saltley near Birmingham.

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