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Putin opens Moscow Central Ring railway RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony to mark the launch of passenger traffic on the Moscow Central Ring railway on September 10.
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THE 57km Gyeonggang Line commuter line opened on September 24 in the south-eastern area of the Korean capital Seoul. The standard-gauge line runs from Pangyo via Gwangju and Icheon to Yeoju and forms part of the...
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THE governor of the US state of Connecticut Mr Dannel Malloy has confirmed that Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will purchase 60 additional M-8 EMU cars from Kawasaki by 2019 to meet surging ridership demand...
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A high-level meeting between Mr Andreas Meyer, CEO of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), and Mr Guillaume Pepy, president of SNCF, on September 13 in Zürich has laid the basis for closer cooperation in ensuring the...
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BASQUE metre-gauge operator EuskoTren opened a 1km branch of the Metro Donostialdea suburban network in San Sebastian on September 12, with the launch of the branch from Herrera to Altza. With the opening of the new...
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THE President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Mr Carles Puigdemont, has opened a 1.5km extension to the Catalonia Government Railways (FGC) Vallès Line with three new stations in the Sabadell area of Barcelona.The opening ceremony...
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RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony to mark the launch of passenger traffic on the Moscow Central Ring railway on September 10. The Russian president spent time at Luzhniki station before travelling to...
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With the spread of electrification, ridership growth and the need to replace life-expired fleets, Britain’s market for electric multiple units is primed for growth. Keith Barrow looks at how Bombardier is seeking to deliver greater...
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Siemens will present at InnoTrans a 3D virtual mock-up of its new Mireo articulated lightweight EMU for commuter and regional services. As Keith Fender explains, Mireo will replace Desiro ML as Siemens’ EMU platform for...
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TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx has appointed CH2M as vehicle technology consultant for the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) project. CH2M will provide programme management and engineering services for the procurement of electric locomotives, dual-mode...
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THE remaining two shortlisted bidders for the West Midlands passenger rail franchise have been invited by the Department of Transport (DfT) to submit bids by November 29 for the new franchise which starts in October...