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  • Virgin Trains East Coast making a loss, Stagecoach confirms


    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:14:30 +0000

    UK: New commercial terms for the InterCity East Coast franchise are being discussed with the...read more



  • United Wagon Co opens Estonian wagon servicing centre


    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:12:00 +0000

    ESTONIA: Russian rolling stock manufacturer United Wagon Co has opened service centre at Skinest...read more



  • Renfe turns loss into profit


    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:49:05 +0000

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    SPAIN’s national train operator Renfe has turned a loss of €18.8m during the first five months of 2016 into a profit of €14.9m for the same period this year according to a report presented to the Renfe board by its president Mr Juan Alfaro on June 27.

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  • Frankfurt Transport launches LRV tender


    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:33:29 +0000

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    FRANKFURT Transport (VGF) has issued a call for tender by July 20 for the first round of a two-stage tender for a fleet of 38 LRVs with an option for an additional 15 vehicles.

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  • Three rail projects in British infrastructure priority list


    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:05:40 +0000

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    BRITAIN’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has identified its “top 12 major infrastructure priorities which require urgent action,” which includes three rail projects, all of which are in the top four after a third runway at London Heathrow airport.

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  • Fuxing China standard high speed trainsets enter service


    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:38:00 +0000

    CHINA: Two designs of China Standard Electric Multiple-Unit officially entered service on the...read more



  • Ticket manufacturer acquires ITSO-certified smart card supplier


    Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    UK: Magnetic, thermal, barcode and smart ticket manufacturer BemroseBooth Paragon has acquired...read more



  • Ansaldo STS awarded €100m RFI framework contract


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:20:39 +0000

    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded Ansaldo STS a two-year framework agreement worth...read more



  • VTG expands US and Russian wagon fleets


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:33:00 +0000

    VTG: Leasing company VTG has strengthened its position in the US market and completed a ‘major...read more



  • VTG Rail acquires Redwood Rail


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:19:03 +0000

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    VTG Rail, the US leasing subsidiary of VTG, Germany, has acquired the rolling stock assets of Redwood Rail, adding 1135 wagons to its fleet, and bringing VTG Rail’s total number of units in use in North America to 5200.

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  • Amtrak appoints airline executive as new CEO


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:42:51 +0000

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    AMTRAK has appointed long-time aviation executive Mr Richard Anderson as its president and chief executive officer, effective July 12.

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  • Airline veteran Richard Anderson to head Amtrak


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:26:59 +0000

    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak named Richard Anderson as its next President & Chief...read more



  • Victoria secures federal cash for regional rail upgrades


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:17:02 +0000

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    AUSTRALIAN prime minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull announced a $A 1.42bn ($US 1.08bn) federal cash injection to fund upgrades to regional rail lines in Victoria on June 27.

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  • Loco manufacturer obtains first IRIS certification in Kazakhstan


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:39:36 +0000

    KAZAKHSTAN: The Astana-based EKZ joint venture of Alstom (50%), national railway KTZ (25%) and...read more



  • Murray Basin network upgrade contract awarded


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:01:42 +0000

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    THE Australian federal and Victorian state governments have awarded the McConnell Dowell and Martinus Rail joint venture a contract for stages two, three and four of the Murray Basin rail freight network revitalisation project.

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  • Ceva starts Shilong - Hamburg freight service


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:41:26 +0000

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    FREIGHT logistics company Ceva has launched a new rail freight service linking Shilong, in southern China’s Guangdon province, to Hamburg, Germany.

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  • Murray Basin gauge conversion contract awarded


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:58:09 +0000

    AUSTRALIA: A contract for regauging and upgrading more than 1 000 route-km of railway serving...read more



  • RFI awards Ansaldo STS €100m maintenance contract


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:24:03 +0000

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    ITALIAN Rail Network (RFI) has awarded Ansaldo STS a two-year €100m technical assistance and maintenance contract for its train control solutions installed across the Italian main line and high-speed network.

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  • World rail market June 2017


    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Canada: Bombardier has announ­ced a six-year C$700m agreement for IBM to support the integration of...read more



  • Charles-de-Gaulle Airport rail link funding model approved


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:25:00 +0000

    FRANCE: The proposed financing mechanism for the construction of the CDG Express dedicated rail...read more



  • Uralchem modernises ammonia wagon fleet


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:34:08 +0000

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant has supplied fertiliser producer Uralchem with a...read more



  • Siemens receives order for 500th Vectron locomotive


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:15:05 +0000

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    EUROPEAN Locomotive Leasing (ELL) has ordered an additional eight Vectron locomotives from Siemens, taking Siemens’ total order of Vectron locomotives to 507.

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  • Plans for Midland Metro expansion presented


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:04:43 +0000

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    PLANS for a £200m extension to the Midland Metro light rail system from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill have been handed to Britain's secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling.

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  • 500th Vectron locomotive ordered


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:40:25 +0000

    CZECH REPUBLIC: European Locomotive Leasing has awarded Siemens a contract to supply a further...read more



  • HŽ Cargo debt cancellation approved by European Commission


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000

    CROATIA: The European Commission announced on June 21 that it had approved the government’s...read more



  • Consultation begins on new ERTMS deployment plan


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:06:42 +0000

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    A new draft ERTMS Deployment Action Plan was presented at the EU Agency for Railways’ Single European Railway Area (Sera) conference in Brussels on June 20, and will now go out to consultation.

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  • DB puts class 120 locomotives up for sale


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:47:18 +0000

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    GERMAN Rail (DB) is offering its fleet of class 120.1 and 120.2 electric locomotive fleet for sale to new owners.

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  • Kazakhstan Railways adopts GE digital solutions


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:35:17 +0000

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    KAZAKHSTAN Railways (KTZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Transportation to use digital technologies, with the aim of reducing fuel consumption, optimise power distribution, enhancing operational safety, and improving utilisation.

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  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Lithuanian operator Lietuvos Geležinkeliai has ordered two type ES1000 battery shunting locomotives...read more



  • World rolling stock market June 2017


    Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Azerbaijan: ŽOS Vrútky has under­taken heavy overhaul of eight ADY sleeping cars, which have been...read more



  • World rail infrastructure market June 2017


    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Argentina: Alstom has won a €17m contract to renew power supplies on Buenos Aires metro Line B....read more



  • Siemens acquires predictive maintenance specialist MRX Technologies


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:52:09 +0000

    AUSTRALIA: Siemens has announced the acquisition of predictive maintenance specialist MRX...read more



  • Ile-de-France double-deck EMU order finalised


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:24:51 +0000

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    BOMBARDIER confirmed on June 23 that it has finalised a €867m order with French National Railways (SNCF) on behalf of Ile-de-France transport authority Stif for 83 Regio 2N double-deck EMUs for suburban services in the Paris area.

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  • DSB finds buyer for AnsaldoBreda IC2 DMUs


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:09:35 +0000

    DENMARK: National operator DSB reached an agreement to sell 15 of its 23 AnsaldoBreda IC2 diesel...read more



  • DSB sells IC2 DMUs to foreign buyer


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:03:16 +0000

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    DANISH State Railways (DSB) announced on June 23 that it has reached an agreement with an unnamed foreign buyer for the sale of 15 of its 23 AnsaldoBreda IC2 DMUs.

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  • Arriva wins Pågatåg operating contract


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:37 +0000

    SWEDEN: Regional transport authority Skånetrafiken announced on June 22 that it had selected Arriva...read more



  • Braunschweig orders more Tramino LRVs


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:07:00 +0000

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    BRAUNSCHWEIG Transport (BSVAG) has awarded a joint venture of Stadler and Solaris a €18.9m contract to supply 17 Tramino low-floor LRVs.

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  • Contract awarded for Sydney Harbour metro tunnel


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:49:53 +0000

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    THE New South Wales (NSW) government has announced the awarding of a contract to build tunnels beneath Sydney Harbour, as part of the wider Sydney Metro project, to a joint venture of John Holland, CPB Contractors, and Ghella.

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  • Bergen approves second light rail line


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:16:04 +0000

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    PLANS for a second light rail line in the Norwegian city of Bergen were approved by the city council on June 21.

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  • Siemens acquires condition monitoring provider


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:10:11 +0000

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    SIEMENS has acquired the MRX Technologies Group, Australia, in an effort to expand its predictive maintenance offering.

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  • Gibb report into improving Southern performance published


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:30:28 +0000

    UK: A report providing recommendations for improving the performance of train services across the...read more



  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    RSSB has selected Altius VA to provide IT and management services for the UK’s Railway Industry...read more



  • Catania upgrading progresses


    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:03:19 +0000

    ITALY: The first stage of the Passante Catania project opened on June 18. The project is being...read more



  • Alstom to overhaul Akiem electric locomotives


    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:39:07 +0000

    FRANCE: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Alstom a €20m contract to undertake the mid-life overhaul...read more



  • Three shortlisted for West Coast Partnership franchise


    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:40:18 +0000

    UK: The shortlisted bidders for the West Coast Partnership franchise were announced by the...read more



  • South Eastern franchise bidders announced


    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:14:02 +0000

    UK: The Department for Transport announced the shortlisted bidders for the next South Eastern...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    The first of 22 five-car and 14 nine-car Hitachi AT300 Class 802 electro-diesel trainsets ordered...read more



  • Perpetuum enters Chinese rail market


    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:22:17 +0000

    CHINA: Remote conditioning monitoring specialist Perpetuum has signed a memorandum of understanding...read more



  • Rail sector responds to the Queen's Speech


    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:39:41 +0000

    UK: The rail sector responds to the Queen's Speech given at the state opening of parliament on June...read more



  • EBRD agrees €290m loan for Egyptian locomotive order


    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:31:18 +0000

    EGYPT: A €290m loan agreement to support Egyptian National Railways’ planned acquisition of up to...read more