Business

Renfe inks $6 bn deal to build high-speed train in US

Spanish train operator Renfe on Thursday said it had signed a $6-billion deal with US rail developer Texas Central to design, build and run a high-speed rail line in the United States.

Business

UK approves high-speed railway despite soaring cost

Britain said Tuesday it will begin full construction work on its new high-speed railway line in April following years of delays, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed the project despite soaring costs.

Hi Tech & Innovation

Dry ice could prevent rail delays caused by 'leaves on the line'

Researchers from the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with Icetech Technologies, have used dry ice to develop a new solution to the problem of leaves on the line, which cause delays, cancellations and timetable changes ...

Energy & Green Tech

Solar array feeds railway route in the UK

How well is the UK doing to seal a future of solar powered trains? Will connecting solar power directly to rail networks help meet a good enough share of electricity needs? Eyes are on a pilot scheme going on now and it ...

Engineering

Novel device promises lower operating costs for rail sector

Maintenance work on rail infrastructure costs the rail sector close to EUR 40 000 per kilometre of railway track. In fact, rail companies spend substantial amounts on repairing tracks and keeping them in good operating condition, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Sweden installs section of electrified road

A team making up the eRoadArlanda project has announced that they have electrified a section of road near Stockholm, which will be tested by a battery-powered test truck. The team is part of an initiative set up by the Swedish ...