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  • Riga station rebuild to offer ‘moments of great wonder’


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:02:53 +0000

    LATVIA: Danish architectural firm PLH and engineering partner Cowi have won an international...read more



  • Ferrovie Appulo Lucane expands fleet


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:25:13 +0000

    ITALY: Ferrovie Appulo Lucane has awarded Stadler an €8·5m contract to supply an additional...read more



  • São Paulo to develop inter-city rail plans


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:20:20 +0000

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    THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Geraldo Alckmin announced on March 28 that the state will push ahead with plans to develop an inter-city passenger rail network after receiving assurances of federal support for the project.

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  • Metrowagonmash to maintain Moscow metro trains


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:04:11 +0000

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    MOSCOW metro has awarded Metrowagonmash a 27-year lifecycle contract to maintain 50 type 81-760 and 81-761 metro trains.

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  • GySEV orders Siemens Vectron locomotives


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:39 +0000

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    AUSTRIAN-Hungarian operator Györ-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway (GySEV) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply five Vectron electric locomotives, with an option for four additional units.

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  • Hitachi delivers first metro train to Miami


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:04:31 +0000

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    THE first two-car metro train being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy for Miami MetroRail has left the new Medley Plant in Florida after completing tests.

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  • VR Group to modernise diesel locomotive fleet


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:24:32 +0000

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    FINLAND’s VR Group is planning to invest more than €100m in the modernisation of its ageing fleet of diesel locomotives.

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  • Joanna Whittington


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:23:14 +0000

    Joanna Whittington has been confirmed as CEO of the UK’s Office of Rail & Road. Formerly...read more



  • Tibbett Logistics invests in București intermodal terminal


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0000

    ROMANIA: Tibbett Logistics is to make a ‘substantial six-figure euro’ investment this year to...read more



  • World rail market March 2017


    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Poland: PKP Cargo has expanded its drone fleet with Dron House’s Bielik 3·5 kg carbon fibre...read more



  • Grupo México to acquire Florida East Coast Railway


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:31:16 +0000

    USA: On March 28 Grupo México announced that its transport business GMéxico Transportes had reached...read more



  • Vossloh reports improved profitability


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:33:13 +0000

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    VOSSLOH announced on March 23 that it achieved increased profitability in 2016 after it focused on higher-margin projects as well as efficiency and cost management enhancements.

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  • France and Spain seek rail motorway proposals


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:38:34 +0000

    EUROPE: Rolling stock manufacturers are to be invited to submit expressions of interest in...read more



  • UPS adds six cities to China – Europe rail freight network


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:02:41 +0000

    INTERNATIONAL: UPS has added six more cities to its intermodal rail network linking China and...read more



  • Ferromex owner to acquire Florida East Coast Railway


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:21:28 +0000

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    FERROMEX owner Grupo México confirmed in a statement to the Mexican stock exchange on March 27 that it has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Florida East Coast Railway Holding Corporation (FEC).

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  • CBTC trials begin on Singapore North - South Line


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:16:48 +0000

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    A project to increase capacity on Singapore’s North-South Line (NSL) reached a milestone on March 28, when Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the line’s operator SMRT launched operational trials using the newly-installed Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system.

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  • Nigeria to borrow $US 6.1bn to complete rail projects


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:43:33 +0000

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    THE federal government of Nigeria has concluded plans to borrow $US 6.1bn from the Chinese Export-Import (Exim) Bank in order to complete all of its ongoing rail projects by the end of 2019.

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  • SBB orders 14 EMUs for RER Vaud


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:20:07 +0000

    SWITZERLAND: A SFr125m contract for Stadler Rail to supply 14 four-car Flirt electric...read more



  • Canadian budget commits to transit funding


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:35:01 +0000

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    CANADA's federal budget for 2017 was released on March 22 and highlights the government’s continued push toward public transit projects by allocating $C 25bn ($US 18.7bn) through various avenues.

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  • Rebuilt Budapest metro train returns to service


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:18:23 +0000

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    THE first Budapest metro Line M3 train to be rebuilt by Metrowagonmash, Russia, returned to passenger service on March 20 following an inaugural run for officials and the media.

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  • Third-party operators get access to ČD depots


    Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    CZECH REPUBLIC: The government has passed an amendment to the Railway Act obliging state operator...read more



  • Testing begins on Israel’s Acre - Carmiel line


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:39:33 +0000

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    ISRAEL’s transport minister Mr Israel Katz joined Israel Railways (IR) general manager Mr Shahar Ayalon and other invited guests for an inaugural test run on the 23km Acre - Carmiel line on March 21.

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  • CRRC to supply rolling stock to Philadelphia


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000

    USA: The board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has approved the purchase of...read more



  • Kuala Lumpur orders 27 more Bombardier trains


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:37:38 +0000

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    BOMBARDIER announced on March 27 that it, along with its local partner Hartasuma, will supply 27 additional Innovia Metro 300 trains for the recently-extended Kelana Jaya LRT Line in Kuala Lumpur.

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  • Croatian DMU visits Sweden’s Inland Railway


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:51:11 +0000

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    A three-car DMU built by TZV Gredelj, Croatia, has arrived in Sweden for a promotional visit to the Inland Railway.

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  • Israel Railways Traxx locomotive on test


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:11:40 +0000

    ISRAEL: The first of 62 Traxx AC electric locomotives being built for Israel Railways has been...read more



  • Bart expands in Silicon Valley


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:56:48 +0000

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    SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) celebrated the opening of the first phase of its Silicon Valley extension on March 24.

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  • Cuba evaluates lightweight railbus


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:37:06 +0000

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    RUSSIAN manufacturer Muromteplovoz has built the prototype of a new railbus design for minor branch lines in Cuba.

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  • Stadler wins Hungarian EMU order


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30:40 +0000

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    HUNGARIAN national passenger operator and traction provider MÁV-Start has selected Stadler Bussnang for a contract to supply at least 10 high-capacity EMUs, each with 600 seats.

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  • FirstGroup and MTR clinch South Western franchise


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:53:36 +0000

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    BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on March 27 that it has selected a 70:30 joint venture of FirstGroup and MTR for a contract to operate the South Western franchise, ousting Stagecoach subsidiary South West Trains, which has operated the franchise since privatisation in 1996.

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  • First MTR joint venture wins South Western franchise


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:51:59 +0000

    UK: The First MTR South Western Trains Ltd joint venture of the UK's FirstGroup (70%) and Hong...read more



  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Russian Railways expects to launch an electronic trading platform for freight services during...read more



  • World rolling stock market March 2017


    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000

    Armenia: Refurbishment of two two-car Type 81-717 Yerevan metro trainsets has been sponsored by...read more



  • World rail infrastructure market March 2017


    Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0000

    Asia: MyHSR and LTA have awarded the joint development partner contract for the Kuala Lumpur -...read more



  • First refurbished Alfa Pendular trainset handed back


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:10:17 +0000

    PORTUGAL: The first refurbished Alfa Pendular tilting trainset was handed over to national operator...read more



  • Refurbished Portuguese Pendolino unveiled


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:59:49 +0000

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    PORTUGUESE Trains (CP) unveiled its first refurbished series 4000 Alfa Pendular tilting inter-city EMU at a ceremony at Lisbon Santa Apolónia station on March 24.

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  • Bombardier rolls out first Traxx for Israel


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:48:50 +0000

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    THE first of 62 Traxx AC electric locomotives for Israel Railways (IR) has been completed at Bombardier’s plant in Kassel, Germany, and is now ready for testing on the plant’s internal test track.

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  • Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion procurement begins


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:14:35 +0000

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a...read more



  • Specialised containers for fertiliser exports


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:11:27 +0000

    BOLIVIA: State-owned oil and petrochemicals company YPFB has ordered 250 wagons and 500 specialised...read more



  • Anont takes over at SRT


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:06:03 +0000

    Anont Luangboriboon, Deputy Director General of Thailand’s Highways Department, has been named...read more



  • New trams enter service in Moscow


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:18:31 +0000

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    MOSCOVITES got their first taste of the Russian capital’s next generation tram on March 17, when the city’s mayor Mr Sergey Sobyanin marked the introduction of two prototype Vityaz-M vehicles into passenger service.

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  • Half-price tickets to encourage PayPal payment


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:01:53 +0000

    RUSSIA: Airport shuttle service operator Aeroexpress and online payment company PayPal have...read more



  • Septa board approves double-deck coach order


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:11:56 +0000

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    THE board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) voted unanimously on March 23 to award a contract for 45 double-deck commuter coaches to CRRC Corporation’s US subsidiary CRRC MA.

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  • Series 2020 trains ordered ahead of Tokyo Olympics


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:47:17 +0000

    JAPAN: Tokyu Corp has ordered three 10-car electric multiple-units from J-TREC for use on...read more



  • Los Angeles orders CRRC metro cars


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:18:58 +0000

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    LOS ANGELES County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded CRRC a contract to supply 64 metro cars for the city’s Red and Purple lines, with options for up to 218 additional vehicles.

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  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0000

    Wagon manufacturer WBN Waggonbau Niesky has reported a record order intake of €137m for 2016, with...read more



  • Transdev wins Rhein-Ruhr ticketing contract


    Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:53:20 +0000

    GERMANY: Following a European tender, Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR has awarded Transdev a...read more



  • DB announces return to profitability


    Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:29:33 +0000

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    THE newly-appointed CEO of German Rail (DB), Dr Richard Lutz, announced a return to profitability on March 23 having turned a loss of €1.3bn in 2015 into a €700m profit last year.

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  • Almaty - Tashkent Talgo services commence


    Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:10:41 +0000

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    KAZAKHSTAN Railways (KTZ) and Uzbekistan Railways (UTY) held a ceremony on March 22 in Tashkent to mark the arrival of a new twice-weekly overnight service between Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty and the Uzbek capital using KTZ’s wide-bodied Talgo coaches.

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  • Testing begins on Izmit tramway


    Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:35:11 +0000

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    THE Turkish city of Izmit moved a step closer to opening its first light rail line on March 23, when the mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mr Ibrahim Karaosmanoglu officially launched testing on the 7.2km east-west Akçaray line from Otogar to Seka ferry terminal.

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