UK opens bids for British East Midlands rail franchise
The UK Government has launched a tender for its East Midlands rail franchise, an intercity and regional train company that offers passenger services between London, the East Midlands and Yorkshire, as well as all central England routes.
Vivarail to supply Class 230 D-Trains to KeolisAmey
British rolling stock manufacturer Vivarail has been selected to supply a fleet of Class 230 D-Trains to KeolisAmey for the Wales and Borders franchise.
(Catch interview with Alice Gillman, Head of Marketing at Vivarail here whilst still available!)
Alstom starts test runs of Riyadh Metro
Alstom has started carrying out dynamic tests of Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro Project at the Line 4 Depot Test Track in Riyadh.
France’s Senate approves controversial SNCF reform bill
The French Senate has voted by a large majority to support President Emmanuel Macron’s railway bill aimed at reforming the country’s state-owned Société nationale des chemins de fer (SNCF).