22 March 2017

Tender Opportunity for New 6 Year Contract

The current contract for Operation and Maintenance of Dublin’s LUAS light rail network is due to expire Q4 2019, with tendering for a new 6 year contract (valued at €495 million) due to commence later this year.  French-based international private public transport operator Transdev has the existing contract. Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the state agency… Read more

21 March 2017

Arup and Mabey Deliver First Rapid Assembly, Polymer, Modular Bridge

The world’s first modular glass-fibre, reinforced polymer bridge has been launched by Arup and Mabey, with Mabey becoming the licensed distribution partner. The post-tensioned bridge is designed to be assembled in hard to reach sites where large cranes or heavy machinery cannot be used. Part-funded by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) the modular… Read more

20 March 2017

Accelerating Innovation in Rail Round 4

GOV.UK Competition brief: accelerating innovation in rail round 4 Competition opens Midday Monday 20 March 2017 Competition briefing and consorium building events Tuesday 21 March 2017 in London Wednesday 29 March 2017 in Cardiff Thursday 6 April 2017 in Manchester Registration deadline Midday on Wednesday 10 May 2017 Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 17 May… Read more

Rail Alliance member, Axis Communications publishes white paper – “How Network Video can Support Suicide Prevention on the Rail Network

Rail Alliance member, Axis Communications white paper How network video can support suicide prevention on the rail network This white paper touches on the impact of suicide when committed on the rail network and concentrates on how network video might contribute to its prevention. It describes some current suicide counter-measures and details the size of the… Read more

10 March 2017

Train Fleet Growth Fastest for Decades

Thousands of new, state of the art trains will be rolling off production lines over the next 30 years, rail industry leaders have forecast. This is in response to rising passenger demand over the coming decades and opportunities offered by new technology. Orders for new rail rolling stock are at “an historically high level” and… Read more

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