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Three shortlisted for Auckland commuter contract AUCKLAND Transport (AT) announced on April 24 that it has shortlisted three bidders for a contract to operate the city's commuter rail network from July 2016.
Talgo IPO set for next month THE Spanish National Commission of Markets and Competence (Omie) has authorised Talgo to proceed with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 45% of its shares at a price of €9-11.5, which values the rolling stock manufacturer at between €1.232bn and €1.574bn.
DB Systemtechnik carries out ICx inspections APPROVAL inspections of German Rail's (DB) next generation ICx long-distance train are being carried out by DB Systemtechnik on behalf of manufacturer Siemens.
Brittany to order more Bombardier Regio 2N EMUs THE vice-president of Brittany Mr Gérard Lahellec announced on April 22 that the French region will exercise an option worth around €100m with Bombardier for 10 additional Regio 2N EMUs, taking the region's total fleet of the double-deck trains to 27.
ÖBB reports strong results for 2014 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) CEO Mr Christian Kern and CFO Mr Josef Halbmayr presented the company's annual results at Vienna's new Main Station on April 17, revealing that the railway maintained its recent strong financial performance in 2014.
NS orders 58 Stadler Flirt EMUs NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has finalised a €280m contract with Stadler for the supply of 58 160km/h Flirt EMUs.
Ontario to fund Hurontario-Main LRT ONTARIO minister of transportation Mr Seteven Del Duca confirmed on April 21 that the province will fund the entire $C 1.6bn cost of the Hurontario-Main LRT project west of Toronto without assistance from the Canadian government.
Qatar Rail achieves tunnelling milestones in Doha TUNNELLING has been completed on the Lusail light rail project while nearly 20km of the 113km of tunnels required for the Doha metro have been bored, Qatar Rail announced in Doha on April 21.

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April 24, 2015
CANADIAN Pacific Railway (CP) announced its results for the first three months of 2015 on April 21, revealing the railway achieved its lowest-ever first quarter operating ratio and highest-ever net income for the period. Revenues climbed...
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April 24, 2015
DYNAMIC testing has begun on a new express metro link between Taipei and Taiwan's busiest airport, Taoyuan International, which was used by 35.8 million passengers last year. Construction began in 2006 on the 35km Taoyuan International...
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April 24, 2015
AUCKLAND Transport (AT) announced on April 24 that it has shortlisted three bidders for a contract to operate the city's commuter rail network from July 2016. The bidders include Serco New Zealand, the network's current operator...
talgo-ipo-set-for-next-month
April 24, 2015
THE Spanish National Commission of Markets and Competence (Omie) has authorised Talgo to proceed with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 45% of its shares at a price of €9-11.5, which values the rolling stock...
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April 24, 2015
APPROVAL inspections of German Rail's (DB) next generation ICx long-distance train are being carried out by DB Systemtechnik on behalf of manufacturer Siemens. A driving car underwent climatic testing in the test chamber at DB's Minden...
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April 23, 2015
THE first of 28 six-car trains for the initial phase of the metro network in Fuzhou, the capital of China's Fujian province was ceremonially rolled out of the CNR Tangshan Railway Vehicle plant in nearby...
brittany-to-order-more-bombardier-regio-2n-emus
April 23, 2015
THE vice-president of Brittany Mr Gérard Lahellec announced on April 22 that the French region will exercise an option worth around €100m with Bombardier for 10 additional Regio 2N EMUs, taking the region's total fleet...

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April 07, 2015
TWO of Europe's leading high-speed rail operators, French National Railways (SNCF) and German Rail (DB), have announced restructuring plans in a bid to revitalise the lacklustre performance of their high-speed services and revive growth.
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March 09, 2015
IN preparation for the upcoming United Nations COP21 climate change conference, I've been appearing at a number of international events and outlining public transport's position in the climate debate.
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March 04, 2015
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