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Westbahn unveils new Stadler Kiss 2 trains AUSTRIAN open-access operator Westbahn presented its new-generation double-deck EMU, the Stadler Kiss 2, to the press on May 19.
Ontario commits to Toronto - Windsor high-speed rail THE premier of Ontario Ms Kathleen Wynne announced on May 19 that the province will move forward with plans to build Canada’s first high-speed line after a report by Mr David Collenette, Ontario’s special advisor on high-speed rail, concluded the project has a positive business case.
Stadler rolls out first Giruno train for Gotthard route STADLER presented the first of 29 Giruno 250km/h electric trains to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) at a ceremony in Bussnang on May 18 attended by the president of the Swiss Confederation, Ms Doris Leuthard, and the CEO of SBB Mr Andreas Meyer.
Bombardier-Siemens merger reports not based on fact - Troger IRJ at UITP Global Summit 2017, Montreal: Following recent speculation that Bombardier and Siemens are in discussions to merge the two companies’ railway equipment manufacturing divisions, Bombardier Transportation CEO Mr Laurent Troger has told IRJ that he does not expect the structure of Bombardier Transportation to change.
Siemens announces job cuts in efficiency drive SIEMENS announced plans on May 11 to cut nearly 1700 jobs in Germany during the next few years including 300 immediately at Siemens Mobility’s Krefeld train building plant, as part of the company’s efficiency and modernisation drive to turn Siemens into a “digital industrial” company.
Metrolinx switches to Alstom for Toronto LRV order THE long-running dispute between Metrolinx and Bombardier over the late delivery of LRVs for new light rail lines in the Toronto area took another turn on May 12, when Ontario provincial minister for transportation Mr Steve Del Duca announced the agency has placed a $C 529m ($US 386m) order with Alstom to for 61 low-floor LRVs.
Calgary Green Line Stage 1 plans confirmed THE City of Calgary Administration announced its recommendations for the first phase of the light rail Green Line on May 11, setting out project scope and construction timescales for one of Canada’s largest transit projects.
Crowdfunded operator Locomore files for insolvency GERMAN open-access passenger operator Locomore announced on May 11 that it has filed for insolvency after revenues failed to increase in line with projections.

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May 22, 2017
KOREAN national train operator Korail successfully tested a 1.2km-long 80-wagon freight train between Busan New Port and Jillye station on May 18. Korail says that it achieved the extended length by...
May 22, 2017
INDIAN Railways (IR) launched its new Tejas Express premium long-distance service on May 22, when railways minister Mr Suresh Prabhu flagged off the inaugural train from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus...
May 22, 2017
A major bottleneck on the railway network in southeast Bavaria was eliminated on May 22, when Germany’s federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt, German Rail (DB) board member for infrastructure...
May 22, 2017
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May 22, 2017
CHINA Railway says construction has begun on the 78.2km Beijing - Bazhou high-speed line, which will serve the city's new international airport at Daxing, 46km south of the capital. The line...
May 22, 2017
AUSTRIAN open-access operator Westbahn presented its new-generation double-deck EMU, the Stadler Kiss 2, to the press on May 19. Major improvements are smaller windscreens which are screwed to the frame and...
May 22, 2017
THE mayor of Nuremberg Mr Ulrich Maly and Bavarian interior minister Mr Joachim Herrmann inaugurated the extension of Nuremberg U-Bahn Line U3 from Friedrich Ebert Platz to Klinikum Nord and...

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