Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract from the U.S. operator Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) for 20 new light rail vehicles (LRVs). This is the first new order from Sacramento since the late 1980s, when SacRT ordered 36 U2A vehicles from Siemens Mobility. The contract, including the 20 trains, spare parts and tools is approximately US$100 million.
GWR, Bombardier, DB Cargo, the DfT, Heathrow Airport and Porterbrook worked together to test the European Train Control System (ETCS) on the Class 387 electric multiple units on the mainline between Reading and Heathrow.
We have been dealing with the crisis for six weeks now and we are feeling the effects. As the biggest logistics company in Austria, we are still able to keep the flow of goods moving and to secure supplies, even in these challenging times.
TX Logistik AG, a company specialized in Europe-wide transport services and part of the Italian railway group Polo Mercitalia (FS Italiane Group), has expanded its rail freight traffic in Sweden. As of 6 April, the number of trains between Bro (Stockholm) and Malmo for the Swedish retail chain Coop was increased from 10 to 20 per week. The connection is used to supply foodstuffs to the supermarkets in the south of the country.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that the Berlin Senate issued a decree on 21 April 2020 banning events with more than 5,000 people until 24 October 2020, InnoTrans 2020, which was due to take place in September, has been postponed.
The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has launched a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program.