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Siemens unveils next-generation regional train SIEMENS has announced plans for a new range of commuter and regional EMUs, known as Mireo. The articulated design uses many components used in the current Desiro City EMU for Britain and will supersede Siemens' Desiro ML platform for continental European markets.
Maryland Purple Line reaches financial close MARYLAND Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, have signed the final financial documents for a $US 5.6bn PPP contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 26km light rail Purple Line north of Washington DC.
Germany agrees digital railway strategy GERMANY's federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt, the CEO of German Rail (DB), Mr Rüdiger Grube, and the president of the German Railway Industry Association (VDI), Mr Volker Schenk, agreed a national digital railway strategy in Berlin in June 22.
JR Central's next-generation Shinkansen train set for 2020 launch CENTRAL Japan Railway Company (JR Central) announced on June 25 that it will introduce a new-generation Shinkansen train on the Tokaido and Sanyo lines in 2020.
Uzbekistan inaugurates Angren - Pap railway THE president of Uzbekistan Mr Islam Karimov and his Chinese counterpart Mr Xi Jinping inaugurated the 123.1km Angren - Pap railway on June 22 in an event which also marked the opening of Asia's longest railway tunnel.
Dutch plan 'driverless' freight train trial DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail confirmed at this week's TEN-T Days conference in Rotterdam that it is planning to trial automated operation of freight trains on the Betuweroute dedicated freight line, which links Rotterdam with the German border near Emmerich.
Trial run for China-Germany freight service A TRIAL intermodal train from the Chinese port of Lianyungang to Herne in Germany's Ruhr region arrived at its destination on June 21 having completed the 11,300km journey across Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Poland in 17 days.
First Siemens Charger locomotives head to TTCI THE first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI's Pueblo facility.

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siemens-unveils-next-generation-regional-train
June 28, 2016
SIEMENS has announced plans for a new range of commuter and regional EMUs, known as Mireo. The articulated design uses many components used in the current Desiro City EMU for...
irish-rail-tests-longer-freight-trains
June 28, 2016
IRISH Rail (IE) operated a 440m-long container freight train between Dublin North Wall and Claremorris on June 27 as part of trials to introduce longer freight trains later this year...
eskişehir-invites-bids-for-lrvs
June 28, 2016
THE municipality of Eskişehir, Turkey, invites bids by July 21 for the supply of 14 LRVs for operation on the city's 45km EsTram light rail network.The metre-gauge LRVs will be...
israel-railways-to-negotiate-switch-and-crossing-deal
June 28, 2016
FOLLOWING the cancellation of a tender for switches and crossings, Israel Railways (IR) has decided to invite prospective suppliers to attend face-to-face meetings to assess the tender documents. IR requires turnouts,...
bangladesh-railway-introduces-new-inter-city-coaches
June 28, 2016
A new fleet of long-distance coaches entered passenger service with Bangladesh Railway (BR) on June 25, when the country's prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed launched the new Sonar Bangla Express...
maryland-purple-line-reaches-financial-close
June 28, 2016
MARYLAND Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, have signed the final financial documents for a $US 5.6bn PPP contract to design, build, finance, operate...
germany-agrees-digital-railway-strategy
June 28, 2016
GERMANY's federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt, the CEO of German Rail (DB), Mr Rüdiger Grube, and the president of the German Railway Industry Association (VDI), Mr Volker Schenk, agreed...

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