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GE consortium preferred bidder for Nigerian rail concession A CONSORTIUM led by General Electric (GE) and including Transnet, South Africa, has been named preferred bidder by the Nigerian government for a concession to rehabilitate, finance and operate Nigerian Railways’ 3505km 1067mm-gauge network.
ÖBB to order more Talent 3 EMUs for Tyrol AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) is set to order 25 additional Talent 3 EMUs from Bombardier after concluding a new public service obligation contract with the Austrian Transport Ministry and the province of Tyrol for the operation of regional services in the west of the country.
Federal funding approved for Caltrain electrification AFTER months of uncertainty, the United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) finally confirmed on May 22 that it will approve a $US 647m Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the electrification of Caltrain’s 83.7km line from San Francisco to San Jose.
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.

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ge-consortium-preferred-bidder-for-nigerian-rail-concession
May 26, 2017
A CONSORTIUM led by General Electric (GE) and including Transnet, South Africa, has been named preferred bidder by the Nigerian government for a concession to rehabilitate, finance and operate Nigerian...
indian-railways-invites-bids-for-freight-wagons
May 26, 2017
THE Board of Indian Railways (IR) has invited bids for a fleet of freight wagons of eight different types.IR requires a total of 9493 wagons comprising 2000 type Boxns, 250...
db-cargo-uk-launch-digital-route-learning-programme
May 26, 2017
DB Cargo’s British subsidiary, DB Cargo UK, is now offering digital route learning for its drivers in collaboration with Track Access Services (TAS). The freight operator has created an online route-learning...
new-zealand-to-invest-almost-$nz-1bn-in-rail
May 26, 2017
THE New Zealand government has revealed that it will invest $NZ 450m ($US 318m) in KiwiRail, $NZ 436m in Auckland city’s rail link, and $NZ 98.4m in Wellington’s commuter rail...
new-victoria-line-timetable-increases-frequency
May 26, 2017
LONDON Underground (LU) introduced a new timetable on the Victoria line on May 22 meaning that during rush hour a train will arrive every 100 seconds. With 36 trains per hour...
exni-railway-opens-malaysian-factory
May 26, 2017
SPAIN’s Exni Railway officially opened a factory in Selangor, Malaysia, on May 26 to manufacture rolling stock maintenance equipment, track construction machinery spare parts, and freight wagons. The opening ceremony was...
ostrava-tram-design-revealed
May 25, 2017
OSTRAVA Public Transport (DPO) has revealed artist’s impressions of the final design for its new fleet of Stadler Tango LRVs. A week-long public vote was launched on the DPO website on...

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