Under the funding agreement between TfL and the government, advisory work on Crossrail 2 will be completed and security will continue. As part of the concession agreement, MTR will operate highly and efficiently Crossrail train services that will meet approximately 700 daily schedules and provide first-class customer service at Crossrail stations, which will support their proven expertise in supporting the testing and commissioning of the new railway and manage system interfaces through the broader Crossrail project. The UK Department of Transport and Arriva CrossCountry have signed a three-year agreement to align the franchise with the ERMAs. MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation, today (30 July 2014) formally signed a concession contract with Transport for London (TfL) to operate Crossrail train traffic for an eight-year period with a two-year extension option. Leeds University enters into a 10 million pound agreement with REAL Alliance for research into the electricity supply of the East Coast Main Line. The European Parliament and the Council have reached an interim agreement to make 2021 the European Year of the Railways. (From left) Mr. Jeremy Long, CEO – European Business, MTR Corporation; Mike Brown MVO, Managing Director, London Underground and London Rail; Jay Walder, Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation; and Mr. Howard Smith, Director of The Crossrail Operation – To learn more, we are taking place in Norway: dev.railway-news.com/railway-industry-news/mtr-signs-concession-agreement-to-operate-crossrail-train-service-in-london#sthash.UJtGvDbQ.dpuf The first successful tests for a locomotive equipped with the latest version 2 of Alstom`s ERTMS took place.

The pick for the second German hydrogen service station for passenger trains was given in Hesse. Belgorail has certified Alstom for its latest ETCS standard, making Alstom the first fully certified company in the world in this arena. Crossrail is a new 118km railway line that will cross the West End at 40 stations in Reading and Heathrow in west London, which will serve City and Canary Wharf to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in east London. From 31 May 2015, MTR will begin operating on a 15-station stretch between Liverpool Street Station and Shenfield and will offer additional links to complete the entire Crossrail line in phases until 2019. State aid: The European Commission has approved Austrian measures to support the transport of passengers and rail freight affected by the coronavirus pandemic. HS2 Ltd has signed a contract with contractor Skanka Costain STRAVAG JV for the first 2 tunnel drills to begin with the HS2 project. Siemens Mobility will supply 109 Avenio HF railways to Duisburg and Dusseldorf, with delivery starting in 2025. A new UKRRIN research centre, specialising in digital rail systems, has been inaugurated at the University of Birmingham. Brexit: The European Commission has proposed a regulation providing extensions for the infrastructure of the Channel Tunnel and rail licences. Bombardier sells one of its assets in Huehuetoca, Mexico, to sell EWIS` operations to Motherson Rolling Stocks (MRS).

The University of Leeds has entered into a research cooperation worth 1 million pounds with the West Coast Parnership, which will operate HS2.