Chiltern Railways contract extended by six years

THE British Government has awarded Chiltern Railways, part of the Arriva Group, a six-year National Rail Contract to continue operating trains between London, the Chilterns and the West Midlands.
UK

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Is compressed natural gas finally feasible for railroad applications?

USA
Railroads transport goods extremely efficiently, especially in terms of fuel and greenhouse gas emissions. But most locomotives still run on fossil fuels.

“Switched On” teaches children about rail safety

UK
Network Rail in partnership with the rail industry has launched a new, free, educational rail safety programme for children.

Railway Age’s December 2021 Digital Edition On Line

Railway Publications
The annual Freight Rail Outlook addresses what’s in store for next year, as railroads face an uncertain regulatory regime and problematic economy.

ERTMS axle counter framework contract awarded

Europe
ProRail has awarded Thales its ‘Generic Axle Counter System for ERTMS’ framework contract, which covers the supply of axle counting systems for use in ERTMS deployment projects over eight years plus the provision of 25 years of maintenance.

Madrid government approves purchase of lease on 684 metro cars

Europe
THE regional government of Madrid has approved the acquisition of the lease on 684 metro cars currently in use on the Madrid Metro for €367m.

Power struggle as America goes electric

USA
North America, where diesel rules supreme, is about to see a shift in freight haulage hierarchy.

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