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.
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.
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.
On 19 January 2021, Deutsche Bahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the Type IS 600 revision of 40 Class 412 EMUs.
On 19 January 2021, Bombardier Transportation announced that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been awarded a contract by China State Railway Group to provide maintenance service for 32 BST-built high-speed trains.
On 17 January 2021, Škoda Vagonka of Ostrava put into operation a new machining centre with a mobile portal, thanks to which it can machine oversized aluminum bodyshell components.