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GE to supply 100 locomotives to Angola GE Transportation (GE) has secured a contract from AEnergia to supply 100 C30ACi locomotives to Angolan National Railways (INCFA) to boost railfreight services in the country.
Property sales boost SBB profits in 2014 SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) increased its group net profit by 56.6% in 2014 to SFr 373m ($US 259.6m) with growth in all sectors.
G&W completes Freightliner acquisition GENESEE & Wyoming (G&W) confirmed on March 25 that it has completed the £492m acquisition of approximately 94% of Freightliner Group, Britain, from Arcapita and other shareholders, plus approximately £19m of net debt and capitalised leases.
Siemens confirmed as Rhine-Ruhr Express supplier SIEMENS has officially been awarded a €1.7bn contract by Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) to supply 82 Desiro High Capacity (HC) EMUs for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) network and maintain the fleet for 32 years.
EC casts doubt over Spanish test centre NEW doubts over the economic feasibility a new high-speed railway test centre in southern Spain have surfaced after the European Commission (EC) launched an in-depth investigation to determine if the €359m project violates European Union state aid rules.
NS to abandon Irish train leasing subsidiary DUTCH Minister of Finance, Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, has informed the Dutch Parliament that Netherlands Railways (NS) will stop ordering trains through its Irish leasing subsidiary NS Financial Services Company which will be wound down.
LU confirms underground resignalling plans LONDON Underground (LU) has confirmed that work will start this year on the revisedd project to introduce a new train control system on the Sub-Surface Line network comprising the Circle, Metropolitan, District and Hammersmith & City lines.
New Japanese timetable heralds major changes THE introduction of new train timetables in Japan on March 14 was not only notable for the opening of the country's latest high-speed line, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, but also acceleration of Tokaido Shinkansen services, the opening of a new line in Tokyo, and the reopening of one of the lines damaged by the 2011 tsunami.

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ge-to-supply-100-locomotives-to-angola
March 27, 2015
GE Transportation (GE) has secured a contract from AEnergia to supply 100 C30ACi locomotives to Angolan National Railways (INCFA) to boost railfreight services in the country. Manufacturing of the six-axle diesel electric locomotives will take place...
bls-orders-15-siemens-vectron-locos
March 27, 2015
SWISS freight operator BLS Cargo has confirmed an order for 15 new Siemens Vectron locomotives for use on the Rhine-Alpine corridor between Rotterdam and Melzo in northern Italy. The locomotives will be delivered in three phases...
leipzig-orders-solaris-lrvs
March 27, 2015
LEIPZIG City Transport (LVB) has awarded Solaris a framework contract for the supply of up to 41 Tramino LRVs for the city's 1458mm-gauge light rail network. The deal includes a firm order for five LRVs and...
property-sales-boost-sbb-profits-in-2014
March 27, 2015
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) increased its group net profit by 56.6% in 2014 to SFr 373m ($US 259.6m) with growth in all sectors. However, this impressive increase was mainly due to a 55% rise in...
ec-funds-portugal-–-spain-freight-line
March 27, 2015
THE European Commission has pledged €136m in matching funding from its Cohesion Fund for the development of the standard-gauge freight line from the Portuguese port of Sines to the border town of Elvas. The total cost...
gw-completes-freightliner-acquisition
March 26, 2015
GENESEE & Wyoming (G&W) confirmed on March 25 that it has completed the £492m acquisition of approximately 94% of Freightliner Group, Britain, from Arcapita and other shareholders, plus approximately £19m of net debt and capitalised...
sro-signs-track-upgrading-contract
March 26, 2015
SAUDI Railways Organisation (SRO) has awarded a Riyals 160.2m ($US 42.7m) contract to China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) for the second phase of a project to upgrade the track on the freight line linking Riyadh,...

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want-to-make-an-impact-host-cop21-in-a-city-with-intolerable-pollution
March 09, 2015
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declining-oil-price-poses-serious-threat-to-railways
March 04, 2015
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February 26, 2015
THIS Sunday sees the demise of another European cross-border train service with the withdrawal of the three daily Regional Express services between Dresden, Germany, and Wroclaw in Poland.