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Malaysians end through trains to Singapore MALAYAN Railway (KTM) has decided to terminate all long-distance passenger trains in Johor Bahru and introduce a shuttle to Singapore instead.
Constantine light rail extension contract awarded ALGIERS Metro Enterprise (EMA) has awarded a €210m contract to extend the Constantine light rail line by 10km from the current southern terminus of Zouaghi to the new city of Ali Mendjeli and Mohamed Boudiaf airport.
First Siemens Thameslink train arrives in Britain THE first of a fleet of class 700 Desiro City trains being built by Siemens at its Krefeld plant in Germany for the expanded cross-London Thameslink service has arrived at the new Three Bridges depot near Gatwick Airport.
Kazakhstan Railways to expand Talgo train services THE president of Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), Mr Askar Mamin, has announced plans to introduce Talgo trains on three additional routes during the second half of 2015.
Siemens and Bombardier rail divisions report drop in profit BOTH Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation have reported reductions in revenue and profit in their latest quarterly results, while Bombardier has denied reports in the financial press of a merger.
British government approves £361m Hitachi train order BRITAIN's Department for Transport has approved a £361m order with Hitachi Rail Europe for a fleet of 29 AT300 dual-mode 200km/h trains for operation by First Great Western (FGW) on services between London, Plymouth and Penzance.
Vossloh reports increased first half sales and Ebit GERMANY's Vossloh Group has reported an 11% increase in revenue and a 62.3% jump in Ebit for the first half of 2015 despite a drop in sales of rail fastenings.
More metro cars for Panama City Line 1 THE Panamanian cabinet granted Panama Metro approval on July 21 to proceed with the acquisition of 70 additional metro cars to increase capacity on Panama City metro Line 1.

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malaysians-ends-through-trains-to-singapore
July 31, 2015
MALAYAN Railway (KTM) has decided to terminate all long-distance passenger trains in Johor Bahru and introduce a shuttle to Singapore instead. Long-distance passenger trains operated by KTM from Butterworth, Kuala Lumpur...
constantine-light-rail-extension-contract-awarded
July 31, 2015
ALGIERS Metro Enterprise (EMA) has awarded a €210m contract to extend the Constantine light rail line by 10km from the current southern terminus of Zouaghi to the new city of...
first-siemens-thameslink-train-arrives-in-britain
July 31, 2015
THE first of a fleet of class 700 Desiro City trains being built by Siemens at its Krefeld plant in Germany for the expanded cross-London Thameslink service has arrived at...
maxwell-and-crrc-to-develop-rail-transit-supercapacitors
July 31, 2015
MAXWELL Technologies, United States, has signed a long-term strategic partnership with CRRC subsidiary China Qingdao Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute (CRRC SRI) to jointly develop new rolling stock energy storage...
kazakhstan-railways-to-expand-talgo-train-services
July 31, 2015
THE president of Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), Mr Askar Mamin, has announced plans to introduce Talgo trains on three additional routes during the second half of 2015.Two new Talgo train services...
world-bank-grants-E1635m-loan-for-croatian-railways
July 31, 2015
THE World Bank has approved loan agreements for three independent Croatian railway companies – HZ Passenger Transport, HZ Infrastructure, and HZ Cargo in an agreement signed by Mr Carlos Pinerua,...
siemens-and-bombardier-rail-divisions-report-drop-in-profit
July 30, 2015
BOTH Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation have reported reductions in revenue and profit in their latest quarterly results, while Bombardier has denied reports in the financial press of a merger. Third-quarter...

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