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  • GE to merge locomotive unit with Wabtec in $11.1 billion dealGeneral Electric Co. agreed to merge its century-old locomotive business with rail-equipment maker Wabtec Corp. in a deal valued at $11.1 billion, the biggest step yet in Chief Executive Officer John Flannery's plan to shed unwanted units and revitalize the beleaguered manufacturer. 24 May 2018
  • Delayed indefinitelyEntry into service of 46 three-car and 24 four-car Class 385 EMUs being built for ScotRail by Hitachi Rail Europe has been delayed indefinitely following the discovery of signal sighting problems with the curved glass windscreens. 18 May 2018
  • Cut and runA report by the National Audit Office has found that last year's decision to cancel several major electrification projects in the UK was driven largely by cost, without taking other factors into consideration. 18 May 2018
  • F1 technology to be trialled on metro trainF1 technology to be trialled on metro train 08 May 2018
  • ATO first as Thameslink Programme nears completionATO first as Thameslink Programme nears completion 08 May 2018
  • Arctic Ocean link proposedArctic Ocean link proposed 08 May 2018
  • Diesel locomotive rebuilt as an electricDiesel locomotive rebuilt as an electric 08 May 2018
  • Electrification envisaged in 10-year blueprintElectrification envisaged in 10-year blueprint 08 May 2018
  • Technically feasibleA study by Jacobs Engineering Group, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for transport authority Metrolinx has reported that it would be 'technically and economically feasible' to operate Toronto's future Regional Express Rail passenger services using hydrogen... 24 April 2018
  • Switch damage detectionResearchers from Iran University of Science & Technology are working with colleagues from Universidade do Minho in Braga and Universität Stuttgart to assess the potential for commercially available 3D cameras to detect defects in switches. 24 April 2018
  • Research network establishedThe UK Rail Research & Innovation Network was launched on February 20, bringing together railway industry bodies and eight universities. 24 April 2018
  • Making more use of permanent magnet motorsThanks to their light weight and high power density, permanent-magnet synchronous traction motors are becoming increasingly popular for Chinese rail applications. Reports how CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co has been working to optimise the design of both the motors and the related control systems. 24 April 2018
  • Brexit concernsGiven the 'considerable uncertainties' over any future relationship when the UK withdraws from the European Union, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport issued a 'Notice to Stakeholders' on February 27. 24 April 2018
  • Traction options proliferateThe imminent debut of fuel cell-powered trains in Germany has raised interest in hydrogen as a form of 'zero-emission' traction 15 March 2018
  • Strategic Transport Plan for Northern EnglandDue to gain statutory powers later this year, Transport for the North has published its draft 30-year Strategic Transport Plan for Northern England 15 March 2018
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