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Bombardier rolls out first Traxx for Israel THE first of 62 Traxx AC electric locomotives for Israel Railways (IR) has been completed at Bombardier’s plant in Kassel, Germany, and is now ready for testing on the plant’s internal test track.
Los Angeles orders CRRC metro cars LOS ANGELES County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded CRRC a contract to supply 64 metro cars for the city’s Red and Purple lines, with options for up to 218 additional vehicles.
DB announces return to profitability THE newly-appointed CEO of German Rail (DB), Dr Richard Lutz, announced a return to profitability on March 23 having turned a loss of €1.3bn in 2015 into a €700m profit last year.
Mock-up of new Boston Orange Line car unveiled THE governor of Massachusetts Mr Charlie Baker and Mrs Stephanie Pollack, secretary of the state’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) visited the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) depot at Wellington on March 21 to view a mock up of the new-generation metro car for Boston’s Orange Line.
SJ to bid for Norwegian rail contracts SWEDISH national train operator SJ has established a subsidiary in Norway to bid for public service obligation (PSO) contracts in the country’s newly-liberalised market for passenger rail services.
CAF rolls out first NS New Generation Sprinter NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) confirmed on March 16 that the first New Generation Sprinter (SNG) EMU has left CAF’s plant at Beasain in northern Spain.
Richard Lutz set to be next DB CEO - reports GERMAN Rail (DB) is expected to appoint current chief financial officer (CFO) Dr Richard Lutz as its next CEO, succeeding Dr Rüdiger Grube who resigned in January. According to German media reports, DB’s supervisory board is expected to confirm the appointment at a meeting next week.
Malaysia unveils East Coast Rail Link alignment THE preferred route alignment for Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link was revealed on March 8, when prime minister Mr Najib Razak visited the offices of the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) in Kuala Lumpur to officially launch a three month public consultation on the project.

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