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HS2 News


Two giant tunnelling machines – named ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’ – pass halfway mark during excavation of the 10 mile long Chiltern tunnels. 1.3 million cubic metres of material – enough to fill more than 500 Olympic sized swimming pools – excavated during first 5 miles.


Australian-first technology set to transform the Bankstown Line

Sydney Metro has awarded a contract that will see new mechanical gap filler technology installed at stations between Marrickville and Bankstown as part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.


Škoda trams celebrate their 25th birthday

Even after 140 years of existence, electric trams are still very popular all over the world and demand for them is increasing due to the trend towards green technologies.

Volker Rail News

Transpennine Route Upgrade’s first electric wires now in place to power greener journeys

The TRU East Alliance of Network Rail, VolkerRail, J. Murphy and Sons, Siemens and Systra, has now installed 37 miles of overhead wire and nine miles of earth wires, along a six mile four-track stretch of line on the East Coast Main Line, as part of the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade.

VR Group News

VR FleetCare supplied City Transport Ltd with a tunnel cleaning wagon

As the number of kilometres in the metro tunnel has increased fourfold, Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd has invested in more efficient maintenance equipment. Sustainability was the starting point for the procurement of the new tunnel cleaning wagon; it is environmentally friendly as it is built on top of a recycled frame and it uses only biodegradable and ecological washing agents. The new tunnel cleaning wagon was supplied to City Transport Ltd by VR FleetCare.

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