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Hannover publicises future S-Bahn concession INFORMATION has been released through the Official Journal of the European Union concerning a tender for the operation of nine Hannover S-Bahn services.
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SWISS passenger operator BLS has initiated a three-year, SFr 30.7m ($US 32.6m) programme to upgrade 36 three and four car Nina EMUs, which will extend the service life of the trains for a further 15-20...
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HELSINKI celebrated the opening of the new 18km Ring Line on July 1 with 80,000 passengers using services on the new line on its inaugural day of operations. The line includes a new 8km dual-bore tunnel...
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TESTING is underway at Alstom's Lapa plant in Brazil on the first of 600 X'trapolis Mega commuter EMUs for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), while preparations for the transfer of production to South...
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) confirmed on June 29 that it has shortlisted four bidders for the concession to operate the expanded London Overground network from November 2016, when the current contract with Lorol, a 50:50...
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HUNGARY's national operator MÁV-Start has selected Stadler out of two bidders for a contract to supply 21 four-car suburban EMUs.MÁV-Start's urgent need to use available funds meant that the first six EMUs need to be...
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THE Municipality of Budapest voted on June 23 in favour of building a connection between metro Line 2 and the HÉV suburban rail line to Gödöllő to allow through running between both lines. HÉV used to...
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THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has allocated funding for rail projects in its 2015-16 budget as part of its plan to increase infrastructure spending, with $A 38bn ($US 29.3bn) allocated over the next...
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GERMANY's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has allocated up to €122m for construction of a new Rhine-Main S-Bahn link from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt Stadion and an additional link to Gateway Gardens...
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STATE Railway of Thailand (SRT) has invited bids for a Baht 4.4bn ($US 131m) tender to supply a fleet of new trains for the airport rail link between Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport. SRT requires seven four-car...
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) says it will award a £260m contract to Bombardier for 45 EMUs for the expanding London Overground rail network. Delivery of the trains will start in 2018.The bulk of the air-conditioned...