Indiana double tracking project awarded funding

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.
USA

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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.

Rail Operations (UK) Ltd orders 30 Class 93 tri-mode trains from Stadler

UK
Stadler and Rail Operations (UK) Limited have announced that they have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives. Deliveries are expected to start in early 2023.

Rail Operations UK orders 30 locomotives

UK
The Bo-Bo mixed-traffic locomotives are based on Stadler’s class 68 and class 88 locomotives, supplied to Direct Rail Services, and will have a maximum speed of 177km/h. The locomotives will be manufactured at Stadler’s Albuixech site near Valencia, Spain.

Bombardier begins mid-life overhaul of Israel Railways’ double-deck fleet

Europe
Bombardier Transportation has started the mid-life overhaul for Israel Railways’ (ISR) fleet of 143 BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX double-deck coaches.

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