Metro Trains staff have ‘deep rooted’ concerns

MASSIVE pay rises have done little to appease Metro Trains staff, with a survey revealing “deep-rooted” concerns.
Victorian Rail News

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Trenitalia joins FirstGroup to bid for UK franchises

International Rail News
Two weeks after the Italian state railway group entered the UK rail market by agreeing to acquire the Essex Thameside franchise from National Express, FS Italiane subsidiary Trenitalia UK announced on January 24 that it was joining FirstGroup to bid for the East Midlands franchise and the forthcoming West Coast Partnership.

GE diesels arrive in Karachi

Asian Rail News
More than 200 VIPs and guests gathered in the port of Karachi on January 23 to mark the arrival of the first seven of 55 Evolution Series ES43ACi diesel locomotives being built for Pakistan Railways by GE Transportation.

Virtual reality railway station used for staff training

International Rail News
Arriva Trains Wales is training staff to spot potential platform-train interface hazards by using a £100 000 interactive virtual reality ‘cave' which replicates a station platform, complete with computer-generated passengers.

$20 million for more Adelaide trams and a new spur line

Tram and Light Rail News
The South Australian Government will spend an extra $20 million to buy more trams as well as building a new 100-metre line from North Terrace to the Festival Centre.

Miners hoping Trump's infrastructure spend on table

Rail News
Post-TPP, Australian miners and service providers hope US President Donald Trump will get through another pledge — his massive infrastructure spend.

BNSF announces 2017 capital investment plan

International Rail News
USA: BNSF Railway announced a 2017 capital expenditure plan worth $3·4bn on January 19.

Elderly Man Hit By Trainyesterday in Cityrail News

Political ineptitude leads to rail debacleyesterday in Victorian Rail News

SBB launches multi-modal trip planning appsyesterday in International Rail News

Hitachi shows how Trenitalia’s Rock will rollyesterday in International Rail News

Mastura Mansoryesterday in Rail News

Márton Feldmannyesterday in Rail News

CZ Loko supplies Italian operatorsyesterday in International Rail News

Scores killed in latest India rail disaster2 days ago in Asian Rail News

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 21/1/20172 days ago in Gunzelling Reports

SNCF Réseau forms drones business2 days ago in International Rail News

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