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BEG unveils three-stage plan for Munich S-Bahn BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) unveiled a three-stage long-term plan for the operation of the 434km Munich S-Bahn network on February 3, confirming DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Munich will continue to run the system until at least the end of the decade.
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BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) unveiled a three-stage long-term plan for the operation of the 434km Munich S-Bahn network on February 3, confirming DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Munich will continue to run the system until at...
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NORTHEAST Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad (Metra) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on February 2 for a contract to supply up to 367 double-deck coaches as part of its 10-year $US 2.4bn plan to modernise...
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MAJOR construction works on Auckland's long-proposed 3.4km City Rail Link are set to start in 2018, two years ahead of its previous start date, after New Zealand's prime minister Mr John Key announced the government...
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IN a "back to the future" moment, passenger rail is experiencing a renaissance in the United States. Over the last 10 years, rail systems have grown and the ridership demand has grown, too. The number...
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SOUTHERN California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) has released the first images of the Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) F125 locomotive, which will be compliant with the latest US EPA Tier 4 emissions standards. Metrolink ordered 20 F125s in...
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THE mayor of Toronto Mr John Tory confirmed on January 19 that plans to expand the commuter rail network west of the city will be dropped in favour of a light rail alternative after a...
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SWEDEN's minister for infrastructure Mrs Anna Johansson officially launched test operation along the full length of Stockholm's SKr 16.8bn ($US 1.96bn) City Line on January 14 when she made an inaugural journey through the 6km...
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THE first refurbished class 474 EMU for the Hamburg S-Bahn network was presented to Hamburg's minister for economics, transport and innovation Mr Andreas Rieckhof and Mr Lutz Aigner, managing director of the city's transport authority...
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LIVERPOOL passenger transport executive Merseytravel announced on January 11 that five bidders have been shortlisted for a contract to supply around 50 dual-voltage EMUs for the 120.7km Merseyrail suburban network. The shortlisted bidders include: Bombardier CAF A consortium of...
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TRANSMASHHOLDING (TMH) has unveiled a prototype EMU, the EP2D, developed by its Demikhovsky Engineering Plant subsidiary, and will soon undergo dynamic tests at the Railway Research Institute (VNIIZHT) test track in Shcherbinka, near Moscow. The train...