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First Mexico City - Toluca EMU delivered MEXICO’s secretary of state for transport and communications Mr Gerardo Ruiz Espara attended a ceremony at the port of Veracruz on January 19 to mark the delivery of the first CAF Civity EMU for the Mexico City - Toluca interurban passenger line.
Britain launches HS2 rolling stock procurement PROCUREMENT of a fleet of up to 60 trains for High Speed 2 (HS2) will be officially launched today by Britain’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling.
First China – Britain freight train arrives in London THE first container train from China to Britain arrived at DB Cargo’s London Eurohub terminal in Barking on schedule on January 18, having left Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, southeast of Shanghai on 1 January.
Melbourne trams to run on solar power MELBOURNE’s extensive tram network could soon be running on electricity supplied by large-scale solar power plants under plans unveiled by the government of the Australian state of Victoria.
Revised opening date agreed for Saudi HS project A new opening date for the Haramain high-speed project, announced last November, was ratified on January 16 during a visit to Saudi Arabia by a Spanish delegation led by Spain’s King Felipe VI when Saudi authorities agreed to extend the delivery deadline by 14 months until March 2018 and to acknowledge €150m in cost overruns.
ÖBB selects Siemens for electric locomotive order SIEMENS has emerged as preferred bidder for a contract to supply up to 200 electric freight locomotives to Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
SNCF orders 255 trains for Île-de-France network FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has selected a consortium of Alstom-Bombardier to renew trains on lines D and E of the Paris RER network.
Chicago nets federal funds for metro upgrade CHICAGO Transit Authority (CTA) has received $US 1.07bn in funding from the United States’ Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to support phase one of its Red and Purple Modernisation Project (RPM).

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BOMBARDIER announced on June 20 that it will provide six Traxx MS multi-system electric locomotives to Captrain Germany for cross-border freight transport in Europe, mainly in Germany, Belgium and the...
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January 20, 2017
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A refurbished train entered service on the metro network in the Armenian capital Yerevan at the end of December, coinciding with the launch of 4G internet services on the 15km...
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THE first completed train for the Taichung MRT Green Line was officially presented to the deputy commissioner of Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems (Dorts) in a ceremony at...
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PROCUREMENT of a fleet of up to 60 trains for High Speed 2 (HS2) will be officially launched today by Britain’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling. According to...

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