After the results of the In-Out EU referendum in the UK, in favour of leaving, were announced on the 24th of June, Eurotunnel have made a statement that the result ‘will not affect the activity of the Channel Tunnel concession’.
This locomotive, which took 7,000 hours to build, was the last of the 70 Amtrak Cities Sprinters and will begin service in the Northeast Corridor shortly.
With only 1 week left to oficially start Rail Week in the UK there is still time to check the programme of activities available. Have a look online to see what is happening across the UK: www.railweek.com
The European Railway Agency (ERA) has announced a change of their name to the European Union Agency for Railways. The change follows the entry into force of the technical pillar of the 4th EU Railway Package.
The annual Next Generation Rail conference, now in its 4th year, is the UK's exclusive event to help develop young innovators in rail.
The 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation will be held at The University of Birmingham on 23-25 August 2016.
InnoTrans is an international trade fair for transport technology. It is divided into the five segments:
Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) organises an International Scientific and Practical Conference “Development Trends in Transport Systems” (TranSysTrends). The conference takes place on 26 and 27th September in Moscow, Russia.
Plenty of seats but no sign of a return train! Investigating the strange case of Britain’s ghost trains.
Once an uncomfortable experience, traveling long distances in trains has now evolved into a luxurious event that can be described as a five star hotel on wheels.
Career opportunities in the railway sector are very wide and spread across various groups of jobs, from administration and economics to infrastructure and operations.
In mid-March 2016, the Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) – Brazil – celebrated its 119th anniversary and paid tribute to the centenary of one of the most important railway professionals in Brazil: Professor Vasco de Azevedo Neto (1916-2010).