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MÁV-Start orders 11 Kiss double-deck EMUs HUNGARIAN national passenger operator MÁV-Start placed its first order for Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs on August 18, when CEO Mr András Csépke and Stadler Bussnang country director for Hungary Mr Zoltán Dunai signed a Forints 60.5bn ($US 234m) contract for 11 trains.
Leo Express and FlixBus to revive Locomore GERMAN open-access operator Locomore is set to resume services on the Stuttgart - Berlin route on August 24 after Czech open-access operator Leo Express agreed to take over the operations of the insolvent company.
Egypt and China sign Cairo interurban light rail contract EGYPTIAN prime minister Mr Sherif Ismail attended a ceremony in Cairo on August 15 to witness the signing of a $US 1.24bn contract between Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and a consortium of China’s Avic International and China Railway Group for the construction of an interurban light rail line to the east of Cairo.
Texas high-speed development partner selected TEXAS Central, the developer of a project to build a privately-funded high-speed line between Dallas and Houston, announced on August 14 that it has selected Fluor Enterprises and The Lane Construction Corporation, a subsidiary of Salini Impregilo, to support the planning and implementation of the scheme.
Aurizon to pull out of intermodal freight business AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has announced that it will withdraw from both the intra and interstate Intermodal rail businesses through a combination of closures and sales in the coming months.
Abellio, JR East and Mitsui clinch West Midlands franchise BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on August 10 that it has awarded a contract to operate the West Midlands franchise to West Midlands Trains, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abellio Transport Group with East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Mitsui as minority partners.
Finland to liberalise passenger rail market FINLAND’s passenger rail market will be opened to competition in the early 2020s, ending the monopoly of incumbent operator VR Group, under plans unveiled by minister of transport and communications Mrs Anne Berner and minister of economic affairs Mr Mika Lintilä on August 9.
Malaysia breaks ground on East Coast Rail Link MALAYSIAN prime minister Mr Najib Razak attended a groundbreaking ceremony in his home region of Pahang on August 9 to officially launch construction of the East Coast Rail Link, hailing the Ringgits 55bn ($US 12.8bn) project as a “game changer” for eastern states not currently served by the country’s national rail network.

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August 18, 2017
HUNGARIAN national passenger operator MÁV-Start placed its first order for Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs on August 18, when CEO Mr András Csépke and Stadler Bussnang country director for Hungary Mr...
August 18, 2017
WARSAW Tramways announced on August 11 that it has abandoned a tender for a contract to supply up to 213 LRVs because the offer submitted by the highest-scoring bidder exceeds...
August 18, 2017
ACCORDING to a new metro policy endorsed by India’s union cabinet on August 16, the government will only approve or fund metro projects after state governments have firmed up public-private...
August 18, 2017
INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for proposals from three shortlisted consortia to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario LRT project.The project involves the construction...
August 18, 2017
FOLLOWING its recent decsion to acquire 17 of the 19 redundant AnsldoBreda V250 Fyra high-speed trains, Trenitalia has revealed its plans to modify the trains for operation in Italy.According to...
August 18, 2017
NEW United Group (NUG), China, has awarded a Yuan 531m ($US 79.6m) contract to the Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Chinese joint venture to supply traction and control for 678 metro...
August 18, 2017
THE first Flirt 3 EMU for RB61 Wiehengebirgsbahn cross-border services from Bielefeld and Bad Bentheim in Germany to Hengelo in the Netherlands was presented to Keolis Germany managing director Mr...

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