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Next-generation Berlin S-Bahn train revealed SIEMENS and Stadler provided the first glimpse of the next generation of rolling stock for the Berlin S-Bahn network on June 27 with the rollout of the first completed class 484 half-set Stadler’s Pankow plant.
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THE first phase of San Francisco’s $US 2.26bn Transbay Salesforce Transit Center, which will connect the Californian city’s bus and rail services, opened on August 11 following a decade of construction.Phase one of the project,...
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THE KeolisAmey joint venture, which won a 15-year contract in May to operate the Wales & Borders franchise and develop the South Wales Metro, has placed an order with Stadler for 36 CityLink tram-trains and...
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RUSSIA’s Central Suburban Passenger Company (CSPC) has placed an order with Transmashholding subsidiary Demikhovsky Machine Building Plant (DMZ) for 10 additional type EP2D EMUs for use on suburban services in the Moscow area. The 11-car trains...
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THE first of 14 Stadler Rail metre-gauge EMUs for Bern Solothurn Regional Transport (RBS) arrived at the operator’s Worblaufen depot north of Bern on August 7. The 60m-long train, dubbed ‘Worbla’ by RBS, was unloaded from...
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GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has completed a €100m project to renew signalling systems in the 6km Frankfurt City Tunnel, which is used by Rhine-Main S-Bahn services. The three-year project involved replacing the original relay-based interlocking,...
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FLORIDA’s SunRail opened its southern extension on June 30, with four new stations added to the commuter rail line in Orlando, United States.The operator’s new 27.3km route runs from Meadow Woods in Orange County to...
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The region surrounding the Sri Lankan capital Colombo is home to nearly six million people, but lacks the high-capacity transit needed to move large numbers of people on key corridors. Keith Barrow looks at how...
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Swedish national passenger operator SJ is pressing ahead with a major investment programme while extending its horizons into new markets. Keith Barrow met Caroline Åstrand, SJ executive vice-president and head of product division, in Stockholm...
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A detailed planning contract for the proposed 25km Stadt-Umland-Bahn Nuremberg tram line, the longest light rail route currently planned anywhere in Germany, was agreed in late June.The special purpose planning organisation Zweckverband Stadt-Umland-Bahn, formed in...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has placed an order with Bombardier Transportation for 36 Francilien trains (270 cars) on behalf of Ile-De-France Mobility.The order, an option from a contract signed in 2006 with SNCF for a...

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