Policy: Passenger rail in the age of coronavirus

The rail sector continues to grapple with the implications of a drastic drop in ridership and the need to deploy extensive Covid-19 mitigation measures.
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Li-fi trialled at Málaga station

Europe
As part of its Digital Stations investment programme, infrastructure manager ADIF launched trials of li-fi technology at Málaga María Zambrano station on January 12.

Hitachi fleets to be fitted with updated brake pads and discs

UK
The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse to improve brake system performance and reduce life-cycle costs by facilitating longer maintenance intervals.

Indiana double tracking project awarded funding

USA
The Federal Transit Administration has announced a $173m grant for Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s $491m project to double-track 43 km of the South Shore commuter line between Gary and Michigan City.

Catering: Making the customers smile again

Coronavirus Transport News
Roger Williams, Chairman of International Rail Catering Group, shares his view on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on rail catering and strategies to recover customer confidence.

Amtrak CEO issues safety and security statement ahead of Inauguration

USA
Released on 14 January 2021, the statement by Amtrak‘s CEO, Bill Flynn.

Siemens Mobility to design, install and commission first high-speed rail network in Egypt

Arabian Rail News
Siemens Mobility has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Authority for Tunnels.

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