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CRRC to supply trains to Leo Express CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive has established a European subsidiary in Austria and has also been awarded a contract to supply trains to Czech open-access passenger operator Leo Express.
Doha metro tunnels completed THE prime minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani visited Hamad International Airport Terminal 1 metro station on September 25 to witness the final breakthrough of TBM Msheireb on the southern section of the Red Line, which also marked the completion of tunnelling on the Doha metro project.
Seattle orders 122 LRVs from Siemens SOUND Transit announced on September 22 that it has finalised an order worth around $US 554m with Siemens for 122 LRVs, which are being procured as part of the Sound Transit 2 plan to expand Seattle’s light rail network.
Bombardier to supply up to 300 EMUs to ÖBB AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) announced on September 21 that Bombardier has been selected as preferred bidder for a framework contract to supply up to 300 EMUs.
India scraps separate railway budget AFTER 92 years, India's cabinet decided on September 21 to abandon the British era legacy of annually presenting a separate railway budget in parliament.
ÖBB reveals Nightjet brand for overnight trains AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has announced its new brand for overnight services as well as further details of its plans for night trains, some of which will be taken over from German Rail (DB) in December 2016.
Kars – Tbilisi – Baku sleeping car revealed IRJ at InoTrans 2016: Stadler and Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) jointly presented a new fleet of sleeper coaches for the Kars – Tbilisi – Baku railway at InnoTrans on September 22.
Hungarian track inspection train revealed IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: HUNGARIAN State Railways (MÁV) presented its new FMK-008 track condition measurement train at InnoTrans, the first time it has been publicly displayed outside Hungary.

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September 28, 2016
PRESIDENT François Hollande of France has intervened in a bid to prevent Alstom from closing its Belfort locomotive and TGV power car manufacturing plant.The government plans to present proposals on...
maharashtra-approves-two-mumbai-metro-lines
September 27, 2016
THE cabinet of the Indian state of Maharashtra gave the go-ahead on September 27 for two metro projects in Mumbai. Line 2 Phase 2 will run for 23.6km from DN Nagar...
argentina-tenders-belgrano-line-renewal-stage-2
September 27, 2016
ARGENTINEAN Trains says it plans to begin tendering this week for contracts with a total value of around $US 380m for the second phase of the renewal of the metre-gauge...
talgo-to-refurbish-los-angeles-metro-trains
September 27, 2016
THE board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Talgo for a contract to refurbish up to 74 A650 cars used by Los Angeles Metro Rail. The $US...
crrc-to-supply-trains-to-leo-express
September 27, 2016
CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive has established a European subsidiary in Austria and has also been awarded a contract to supply trains to Czech open-access passenger operator Leo Express. CRRC ZELC Verkehrstechnik...
crrc-and-bombardier-plan-closer-ties
September 27, 2016
CHINA Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) and Bombardier Transportation have signed an agreement to expand and deepen their relationship for selected rail projects both in China and abroad. The agreement was...
doha-metro-tunnels-completed
September 27, 2016
THE prime minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani visited Hamad International Airport Terminal 1 metro station on September 25 to witness the final breakthrough...

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