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Siemens wins South West Trains EMU contract STAGECOACH has announced an order worth £210m with Siemens and train leasor Angel Trains for a fleet of 30 five-car Desiro City EMUs for its South West Trains suburban commuter services to and from London Waterloo.
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ARGENTINEAN President Mrs Christina Kirchner and transport and interior minister Mr Florencio Randazzo witnessed the unloading of the first new EMU cars for Buenos Aires' Mitre suburban lines on September 8. CSR Qingdao Sifang is supplying...
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CALIFORNIAN commuter rail operator Caltrain has launched a public consultation on its future electric train fleet as part of plans to electrify the 82km San Francisco – San Jose line. Caltrain says the EMUs will replace...
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STAGECOACH has announced an order worth £210m with Siemens and train leasor Angel Trains for a fleet of 30 five-car Desiro City EMUs for its South West Trains suburban commuter services to and from London...
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WESTERN Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for a contract to supply a new generation of rolling stock for the Perth suburban network. The contract calls for the supply a...
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JR EAST and its subsidiary Tokyo Monorail have announced two projects to improve rail and monorail connections to Tokyo Haneda Airport as part of the Japanese government's policy to boost the number of tourists visiting...
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THE state government of Western Australia has confirmed it is forging ahead with plans for an 8.5km link between the existing Perth suburban station at Midland and Perth Airport, despite previous uncertainty over funding. In a...
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Ambitious plans are afoot in Boston to upgrade the rail network to meet increasing demand. Anitra Green talks to Richard Davey, secretary of transportation and CEO of Massachusetts Department of Transportation. BOSTON has a strong...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) will spend around SFr 1.5bn ($US 1.66bn) on revamping stations, modernising infrastructure and acquiring new rolling stock for Ticino, Switzerland's southernmost canton by 2020. The first of eight ETR 610 tilting...
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BRITAIN's secretary of state for transport Mr Patrick McLoughlin announced on August 7 that the Department for Transport (DfT) will commission a study into the constructin of a link between the southern section of the...
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Berlin-Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB) has published a pre-information notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for the direct award of an interim contract to operate the ring line of the Berlin S-Bahn to...