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NS and CAF unveil New Generation Sprinter JUST a month after it received its final Stadler Rail Flirt 3 Sprinter EMUs, Netherlands Railways (NS) revealed another new suburban train at Nedtrain’s Zaanstraat workshop in Amsterdam on October 19, when the CAF-built New Generation Sprinter (SNG) was presented to the press for the first time.
First Haramain test run to Mecca conducted THE first test run with a Talgo high-speed train was conducted on the southern section of Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed line between Jeddah and Mecca on October 17.
Land acquisition starts for KL-Singapore HS line MALAYSIA’s prime minister, Mr Najib Razak, says that land acquisition has started for the construction of the 350km high-speed linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, while three months of public consultation to allow people to comment on the project will begin on November 1.
Bombardier and CAF to supply 107 trains for West Midlands franchise ABELLIO, JR East and Mitsui announced on October 17 that they have selected Bombardier and CAF for two contracts with a total value of £680m to supply 107 trains for the new West Midlands franchise, which begins in December.
Leo Express poised to launch Krakow - Prague services LEO Express announced on October 13 that it will become Poland’s first international open-access passenger operator after the country’s rail regulator, the Railway Transport Office (UTK), gave its approval for the Czech company to launch services between Krakow and Prague.
Britain sets £48bn budget for rail infrastructure in 2019-2024 BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced on October 12 that the government has allocated infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) a budget of £47.9bn for operation, maintenance and renewals in Control Period 6 (CP6), which runs from April 2019 to March 2024.
First Boston Orange Line CRRC cars on test MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) released video footage on October 10 showing the first CRRC vehicles for Boston’s Orange Line undergoing dynamic tests at the CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles plant in China.
Alstom launches production at Indian locomotive plant ALSTOM announced on October 11 that it has begun production at its new locomotive manufacturing facility at Madhepura in the Indian state of Bihar, which will build a new generation of electric locomotives for Indian Railways.

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October 20, 2017
JUST a month after it received its final Stadler Rail Flirt 3 Sprinter EMUs, Netherlands Railways (NS) revealed another new suburban train at Nedtrain’s Zaanstraat workshop in Amsterdam on October...
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October 19, 2017
ALSTOM has begun delivery of an additional batch of 139 Metropolis 9000 metro cars for Lima metro. The first vehicles were transported by road from Alstom’s plant at Santa Perpetua de...
italian-freight-operator-orders-siemens-vectrons
October 19, 2017
GENOA-based open-access rail freight operator InRail has awarded Siemens a contract to supply three Vectron electric locomotives. The order comprises one 3kV dc locomotive and two multi-system units, one of which...
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October 19, 2017
THE Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) reached a milestone in the early hours of October 18 with the first electric test run on the Edinburgh - Falkirk High -...
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October 19, 2017
KOSOVO’s national train operator Trainkos has reinstated passenger services between Prishtina and Pejë, the country's main domestic route, two months after operations were suspended amid a dispute over funding. In early...
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October 19, 2017
THE first Citadis LRV for the initial phase of the Sétif light rail network arrived in the Algerian city on October 18. The fleet of 26 vehicles is being assembled by...
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October 18, 2017
ELECTRIC services on Buenos Aires’ suburban Roca Line were finally extended to the state capital La Plata on October 18 following the completion of electrification works on the 9.6km branch...

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