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HS2’s Chilterns ‘Barn Design’ Vent Shaft Gains Planning Approval
HS2’s Chilterns ‘Barn Design’ Vent Shaft Gains Planning Approval

The first of five headhouses that will provide ventilation and emergency access to HS2’s 16 km long Chiltern tunnel has gained planning approval from Buckinghamshire Council.

Modernisation Of Bombardier Brugge Works
Modernisation Of Bombardier Brugge Works

On 26 January 2021, Bombardier Transportation has announced the launch of a major investment and hiring plan aimed at increasing the production capacity of its Brugge factory.

HS2 Set To Start Permanent Construction Of Victoria Road Crossover Box
HS2 Set To Start Permanent Construction Of Victoria Road Crossover Box

HS2 have completed sheet piling work by contractors Skanska Costain STRABAG Railways Joint Venture (SCS Railways) in Acton, West London, to enable the construction of the Victoria Road Crossover Box.  

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Another Newcomers For Vysoké Tatry
Another Newcomers For Vysoké Tatry

Following the first narrow-gauge Class 495.95 EMU for TEŽ and OŽ, which arrived in Slovakia on 14 January 2021, another new vehicle destined for ZSSK appeared in Poprad a week later.

Belgian Test Runs By Infrabel And Lineas
Belgian Test Runs By Infrabel And Lineas

Starting on 18 January 2021, the Belgian railway Infrastructure manager Infrabel is running tests with the purpose to carry out interference current measurements in order to check the compatibility of the new TCM100 track circuits with already homologated rolling stock. 

Alstom's ETCS For India
Alstom's ETCS For India

On 20 January 2021, Alstom announced it has won a contract worth 106 million EUR to design, supply and install the signalling, train control and telecommunication system of the 82 km Delhi - Ghaziabad - Meerut RRTS corridor.

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Siemens Mobility To Install Egypt’s First High-Speed Rail System
Siemens Mobility To Install Egypt’s First High-Speed Rail System

On 14 January 2021, the National Authority for Tunnels, a governmental authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Egypt, and Siemens Mobility have signed a MoU - together with the local companies Orascom Construction S. A. E. and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.) - to design, install and commission Egypt’s first ever high-speed rail transportation system. 

Stadler To Supply Rescue Trains To ÖBB
Stadler To Supply Rescue Trains To ÖBB

In late December 2020, Stadler and ÖBB Infrastruktur signed a framework agreement for up to 20 new fire-fighting and rescue trains.

Agreement Reached To Integrate Old Curzon Street Station Into New HS2 Terminus
Agreement Reached To Integrate Old Curzon Street Station Into New HS2 Terminus

On 4 January 2021, HS2 has received the go-ahead from Birmingham City Council to begin the transformative refurbishment of the Old Curzon Street Station.

RZD’s 2020 Batch Of Escort Carriages Completed
RZD’s 2020 Batch Of Escort Carriages Completed

On 25 December 2020, TVZ sent to RZD four Model 61-4484 escort carriages for freight and infrastructure maintenance trains.

First Freight Train Has Arrived At HS2’s Site In Buckinghamshire
First Freight Train Has Arrived At HS2’s Site In Buckinghamshire

On 18 December 2020, the first freight train has arrived at HS2’s main construction compound in Buckinghamshire, as work continues to prepare for the start of construction across the central section of Britain’s new high-speed railway.

HS2’s First TBMs Arrived In The UK
HS2’s First TBMs Arrived In The UK

On 8 December 2020, HS2’s first two Tunnel Boring Machines have arrived in the UK and will be ready to start work on the UK’s largest infrastructure project early next year.

TMH Launches Its Activity In Israel
TMH Launches Its Activity In Israel

On 2 December 2020, TMH launched operations in Israel with the creation of TMH Israel to serve the needs of the Israeli railway and urban transportation markets in partnership with local companies.

Siemens Mobility Conducts Research Into The Safety Of Automated Railways
Siemens Mobility Conducts Research Into The Safety Of Automated Railways

On 24 November 2020, Siemens Mobility and its partners have won two research projects from the German Center for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF, Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung) to study the safety of automated rail operations.

HS2 Invites Lift And Escalator Suppliers To Tender
HS2 Invites Lift And Escalator Suppliers To Tender

On 23 November 2020, HS2 issued an invitation to tender to five bidders in the running to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 lifts and escalators for HS2’s four major new stations.