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Korea opens Suseo high-speed line KORAIL subsidiary Supreme Railways launched commercial services on the Suseo high-speed line on December 9, providing a much-needed rail link for the south-eastern areas of Seoul and Gyeonggi province under the Super Rapid Train (SRT) brand.
Hitachi rolls out first British-built IEP train HITACHI Rail Europe (HRE) rolled out the first Intercity Express (IEP) train assembled at its £82m plant in Newton Aycliffe, Britain, on December 9. The first Japanese-built IEPs are already being tested in Britain.
Pension funds mull sale of HS1 concession ONTARIO Teachers’ Pension Plan and Borealis Infrastructure, Canada, announced on December 8 that they are considering selling their 30-year concession to own, operate and manage Britain’s 109km High-Speed 1 (HS1) link between London St Pancras and the Channel Tunnel.
Hauts-de-France to take over TET services FRENCH secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies and Mr Xavier Bertand, president of the region of Hauts-de-France, announced on December 7 that control of two loss-making inter-city services will pass to the regional government in a deal which includes the renewal of rolling stock.
ÖBB to order EMUs from Bombardier and Siemens The Administrative Court in Vienna has rejected an appeal by Stadler against Austrian Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) decision to award Bombardier a framework contract for up to 300 EMUs.
NSW orders more Waratah EMUs for Sydney FOLLOWING a competitive tender, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has awarded Downer EDI a $A 1.7bn ($US 1.3bn) contract to supply and maintain 24 Waratah double-deck suburban EMUs, which will provide additional capacity on the Sydney Trains network.
FS CEO Mazzoncini elected UIC chairman DURING its general assembly held this week in St Petersburg, the International Union of Railways (UIC) unanimously selected Mr Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of Italian State Railways (FS), as its new chairman for the two-year term from 2017-2018.
Wabtec completes $US 1.7bn acquisition of Faiveley Transport WABTEC finally acquired a majority stake in Faiveley Transport on November 30 after completing the purchase of the Faiveley family’s 51% holding. Wabtec plans to launch a tender offer for the remaining public shares this month.

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korea-opens-suseo-high-speed-line
December 09, 2016
KORAIL subsidiary Supreme Railways launched commercial services on the Suseo high-speed line on December 9, providing a much-needed rail link for the south-eastern areas of Seoul and Gyeonggi province under...
ge-acquires-iders-in-step-towards-self-aware-trains
December 09, 2016
GE Transportation confirmed on December 9 that it has acquired Iders, Canada, a designer and manufacturer of electronic products for the rail industry, which GE says will enhance its sensor...
hitachi-rolls-out-first-british-built-iep-train
December 09, 2016
HITACHI Rail Europe (HRE) rolled out the first Intercity Express (IEP) train assembled at its £82m plant in Newton Aycliffe, Britain, on December 9. The first Japanese-built IEPs are already...
indian-cabinet-approves-pune-metro
December 09, 2016
INDIA's cabinet gave the go-ahead on December 7 for the 31.2km first phase of the metro network in the city of Pune in Maharashtra state. The Rs 114.2bn ($US 1.8bn) project...
tunisia-orders-emd-locomotives
December 09, 2016
TUNISIAN National Railways (SNCFT) has signed a Dinars 160m ($US 69.4m) contract with Progress Rail, United States, for the supply of 20 EMD series GT42AC metre-gauge diesel-electric locomotives. The contract was...
metrowagonmash-completes-delivery-of-serbian-dmus
December 08, 2016
METROWAGONMASH, Russia, has completed delivery of 27 class 711 regional DMUs to Serbian Railways (ZS), it was announced on December 6. The contract was signed in October 2014 for $US 100m,...
pension-funds-mull-sale-of-hs1-concession
December 08, 2016
ONTARIO Teachers’ Pension Plan and Borealis Infrastructure, Canada, announced on December 8 that they are considering selling their 30-year concession to own, operate and manage Britain’s 109km High-Speed 1 (HS1)...

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