Mayflower steam locomotive to visit Southampton this Sunday

Steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower will be on the mainline again this Saturday, as it hauls a special railtour to Chichester and Southampton.
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AB Transitio and EIB sign loan agreement for new regional trains

Europe
Sweden-based AB Transitio has signed a $55.71m (Skr480m) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the procurement of new regional trains.

Trial running begins on Dhaka metro Line 6

Asian Rail News
THE first trial run on the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Line 6 was carried out in Bangladesh’s capital on August 29.

Cockerill to build locos in Brazil

International Rail News
Belgian locomotive manufacturer John Cockerill is to set up an assembly plant in the Novo Cavaleiros district in the city of Macaé in Rio de Janeiro state.

Hamilton light rail project back on the agenda

Tram and Light Rail News
THE city council of Hamilton, Ontario, has ratified a decision made during the city council meeting on September 8 to reinitiate the project to build a 14km light rail line in the city.

This week in RailFreight Live: foldable containers and e-fueled locs

Rail Events
Although the rail freight industry is known to be traditional and old-fashioned, there are many innovative ideas being presented every year.

Showcase: Rolling towards safer train networks

USA
IN order to converge these networks and cut train manufacturing and maintenance costs, the Connecta-2 and Safe4Rail-2 projects, part of the Shift2Rail joint undertaking, introduced the drive-by-data concept, an approach to digitally transfer all control parameters of the train control and monitoring system.

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