In Numbers


Cameroon’s Belabo-Ngaoundere railway line modernisation project has secured €123m in financing from the European Union.

100 trams

Alstom has signed a €700m framework contract with the Department of Transport Victoria in Australia for the delivery of 100 Flexity low-floor Next Generation Trams.


Bird Construction’s wholly-owned subsidiary Dagmar Construction has secured a $62m contract from Metrolinx for the Kitchener GO Corridor Expansion project in Canada.


Amtrak has unveiled plans to reduce 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, converting all electricity to carbon-free sources by 2030.


The trial run for the Gujarat segment of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project is now expected to be conducted in 2026.


Ferrovial business unit Budimex has secured a contract to construct 8km of new tramway line in Warsaw, Poland.


Implenia  to build new railway bridge in Norway

Implenia has secured an Sfr190m ($198m) contract from Norwegian state-owned company Bane NOR for the construction of a double-track Tangenvika railway bridge.

The 1,022m concrete prestressed bridge will also cover a section of land with around 2km with a wildlife overpass. Implenia stated that "extra care is required during the construction of the railway bridge since Lake Mjøsa is a source of drinking water with a rich fauna".

Source: Railway Technology

L&T wins another contract for India’s bullet train project

L&T Construction’s railways business unit has received a construction contract from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited for a portion of the bullet train project in India.

The scope of the contract includes the building of 116 route km of high-speed ballastless trackworks for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project, which is being built in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Source: Railway Technology

Fluor JV concludes LAX’s Automated People Mover train guideway

LINXS Constructors has wrapped up the construction of the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover train guideway structure in the US.

LINXS Constructors, a joint venture of Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Dragados USA, and Flatiron, built the guideway for Los Angeles World Airports’ $4.9bn megaproject, which is expected to be completed in 2023.

Source: Railway Technology

In Quotes

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the British Railway Industry Association, Responds to The UK Government's Spring Statement:

“The railway industry appreciates we are in turbulent economic times, and so it is welcome that Chancellor Rishi Sunak today set out some helpful support for businesses generally, including on innovation.

“However, the Chancellor’s statement could have provided more certainty for key economic sectors like rail. Certainty has little financial implication for the government but really does play a crucial part in supporting rail sector jobs and investment.

"Whilst there were of course many areas for the Chancellor to address, the fact that rail is not mentioned anywhere in his speech or supporting documents is concerning, when one considers rail contributes £43bn ($52.7bn) in economic growth, sustains over 700,000 jobs and generates £14bn ($17.2bn) in tax revenue for the UK.

"This issue of certainty really is crucial to rail businesses right across the country. Whether it is not publishing the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline, almost 900 days after it was due, or visibility of specific plans to decarbonise and digitalise the railway in the years ahead, certainty and visibility for the future costs very little, but has a major impact on rail business confidence and its ability to deliver most effectively for the taxpayer.”

Source: PMLive

Manuel Cortes, TSSA General Secretary, Welcomes confirmation that the elizabeth line will finally open, whilst highlighting the importance of a secure, long-term TFL funding deal:

“There’s no doubt that the Elizabeth line and the entire Crossrail project is a welcome addition to our capital’s rail network and I’m delighted to see it open at long last.

“However, we must not overlook the delays and huge overspend. I have said before that we need a public inquiry to better understand these failings and to make sure contractors and not Londoners carry the can for the final bill.

“The new line will boost rail capacity across our capital city, which must be the driver of our economic recovery from the pandemic. Our members have played a key role in getting the line open and will be critical in the safe and efficient service it provides.

“With that in mind its time this Tory Government at Westminster acts to make sure Transport for London (TfL) has a long term, properly financed, settlement instead of politically motivated short-term deals we have seen of late.”