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Hitachi Secures British Approval for Thales Acquisition

The two companies expect to receive clearance from the European Union for the deal early next month.

Bose Tells Railway Interchange That Infrastructure Bill Funding Is on Its Way

Concerns have been growing at the slow pace of allocating the $102 billion of federal funding that was announced nearly two years ago.

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Brandt Shows R5 Power Unit on Exhibition Floor

The centerpiece of the Brandt exhibit at Railway Interchange is the R5 Power Unit, a new road-rail car mover that the company says can support tasks ranging from maintenance of way, revenue service and emergency response, offering improved performance over previous versions of the vehicle.

The Future of Railway Asset Finance with Carsten Wiebers, KFW-IPEX Bank: RAIL GROUP ON AIR

IRJ Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith sits down with KFW-IPEX Bank Global Head of Aviation, Mobility & Transport Dr. Carsten Wiebers to discuss the future of railway asset finance and the challenges and opportunities

Hitachi Proposes Disposal of French Sites to Seal Thales Deal

Britain’s rail regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), says a remedy package proposed by Hitachi Rail under which it will divest certain business assets would satisfy concerns over future competition

Caltrain EMU Testing Under Way

Testing with 25kV AC electric traction has commenced between Santa Clara and College Park on the Santa Clara Drill Track in California, the first time electric trains have run on the Caltrain network and another major milestone in the commuter railway’s landmark electrification program.

ENSCO Confirms KLD Labs Acquisition

ENSCO, Inc. has confirmed that it has entered an equity purchase agreement to acquire KLD Labs, a provider of automated wayside inspection technology and laser profiling solutions.

Oleksandr Petrovskyi, board member of UZ, accepting the Rail Champion award for Ukrainian Railways in recognition of its remarkable resilience and continuation of services at a time of war and hardship. Photo Credit: CER

Industry Gathers for European Railway Award

Ukrainian Railways and LTG Cargo CEO, Eglė Šimė, are this year’s recipients.

Thales’ Lucy test train is at the forefront of the company's work on mainline automation. (Photo Credit: Thales)

Hitachi’s Acquisition of Thales’ Signaling Division Delayed

The review by Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority has pushed back completion of Hitachi’s acquisition of Thales’ signaling division from March-April 2023.

The Future of Rolling Stock, Sponsored by Clever Devices – RAIL GROUP ON AIR

IRJ Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith speaks with John Santamaria of Clever Devices and Alex Pacquet of Alstom on the rise of alternative traction in the rail industry as well as the latest trends

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