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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).
DB signs technology partnership with Toshiba GERMAN Rail’s rail freight division DB Cargo has agreed a technology partnership with Toshiba, Japan, including the development of hybrid locomotives, first mooted at InnoTrans, and the sale and lease-back of electric locomotives in conjunction with Railpool.
CRRC rolls out locos for Nigeria and Serbia CRRC Dalian rolled out the first two CDD3B1 diesel locomotives for Nigeria at its plant in China on January 5. The units will provide passenger services on the 186.5km standard-gauge Abuja - Kaduna railway, which opened in July 2016.
DB sleeper trains perform better than expected prior to withdrawal WHILE German Rail (DB) ceased operation of all classic overnight trains with sleeper and couchette coaches on December 11, internal DB documents retrieved by the Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper show that the services recorded reduced losses in the last few months prior to their withdrawal.
Route chosen for Hokuriku Shinkansen extension JAPAN’s coalition government agreed on December 20 to adopt a route via Obama for the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tsuruga to Kyoto.
EC adopts new ERTMS deployment plan THE European Commission adopted an implementing regulation on January 5 for the new ERTMS European Deployment plan (ERTMS EDP), which sets a target of equipping 50% of Core Network Corridors by 2023.

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