Alstom launches marketplace for train parts and commodities

Alstom is launching an online marketplace dedicated to the railway sector. Revealed on the second day of trade fair Innotrans in Berlin, it has been designed as an efficient platform to both promote and get access to a broader choice of products and services for the railway sector.
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Connecting Britain: celebrating our bridges

UK
Bringing bridges to life is the goal of a unique exhibition at London Bridge station this month.

Hybrid DMU projects announced

Rail Events
At InnoTrans 2018, Rolls-Royce's MTU business and leasing company Porterbook signed a letter of intent for the pre-series installation of a hybrid PowerPack on a Bombardier Transportation Turbostar DMU.

Pepy promises to make SNCF ‘fit for the future’

Rail Events
The trade union strike action which has disrupted France’s rail network for much of this year has cost national railway group SNCF €780m, President Guillaume Pepy said at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 19.

Why Ian Jefferies?

USA
Many who anticipated the appointment of a higher profile individual privately expressed surprise, but as the Chinese proverb reads, “Good sense is the master of human life”—and even the omphalocentric* should recognize why the choice of Jefferies makes good sense.

Hitachi Begins Manufacture of Hull Trains New Fleet

USA
Work to construct the first shell of Hull Trains’ new hi-tech Hitachi fleet has been completed, new pictures have unveiled.

Apartments for trainspotters (part 2)

Letters to the Editor
Longtime readers of this blog may recall that back in 2010 an apartment block was being advertised at Caulfield, smack bang between where the Frankston and Dandenong lines diverge. It was never built. Google Street View shows by 2014 the site was still empty, and the advertising sign was covered in graffiti.

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