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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.

UIC Offers Container Transport By Rail In Ukraine
UIC Offers Container Transport By Rail In Ukraine

The abbreviation UIC now has also a second meaning than the Union Internationale des Chemins de fer.

Innovative Robot For Chiltern Tunnelling Machines
Innovative Robot For Chiltern Tunnelling Machines

HS2 unveiled the use of an innovative onboard robot that will improve safety and efficiency on the high speed rail project’s first two tunnelling machines, set to launch early next year.

New EBI Sense Digital Service For Rail Signalling Predictive Maintenance
New EBI Sense Digital Service For Rail Signalling Predictive Maintenance

On 3 October 2020, Bombardier Transportation launched its new EBI Sense digital service for predictive maintenance.

TSA Wins New Order For Maintenance Of Infrastructure Vehicles
TSA Wins New Order For Maintenance Of Infrastructure Vehicles

Traktionssysteme Austria has started its business partnership with Hungarian bogie manufacturer Ganz Motor already in 2018 and was now awarded the first order.

HS2 Reveals Viaduct Designs For Edgcote And Lower Thorpe
HS2 Reveals Viaduct Designs For Edgcote And Lower Thorpe

On 19 October 2020, HS2 revealed the latest designs for the Edgcote and Lower Thorpe Viaducts as the high speed rail project began a four week online engagement event for communities in Northamptonshire.

Vossloh Fastening Systems For New Heavy-Haul Line In Mongolia
Vossloh Fastening Systems For New Heavy-Haul Line In Mongolia

Vossloh continues to fulfill its contract for the supply of rail fastening systems for a new-built heavy haul line in southern Mongolia.