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X’trapolis 2·0 suburban trains ordered

Victoria’s Department of Transport has formally awarded Alstom a €300m contract to supply 25 six-car X’trapolis 2·0 electric multiple-units to increase capacity on the Melbourne suburban network.
Victorian Rail News

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Thameslink test confirms ETCS backwards compatibility

UK
A significant milestone has been reached in the East Coast Digital Programme, with the testing of a Great Northern Class 717 EMU over the Thameslink core between London St Pancras and Blackfriars stations using ETCS Level 2.

Alstom hands over first new locomotive in Turkey

Europe
Alstom has announced that it has handed over the 1st of 26 locomotives to Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD).

Family Bedroom vs. Roomette

Rail Travel
Bottom Line: It’s just hard to beat a Roomette.

A high-speed Northern UK can drive a high-speed recovery

UK
Speed, capacity and connectivity issues are all holding back the economic fortunes of the North of England.

Report details seconds leading up to fatal Queensland train crash

Queensland Rail News
The collision in Westwood, central Queensland, claimed one life and left several others injured.

Huge success for ScotRail at National Rail Awards

Rail Events
ScotRail has been celebrating after winning awards at the annual National Rail Awards.

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