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First SWT Desiro City trains arrives in Britain THE first class 707 Desiro City suburban EMU being built by Siemens for South West Trains (SWT) has arrived in London. Testing of the first two five-car trains will begin in early 2017 and are due to enter service in April between London Waterloo and Windsor.
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MEXICO’s secretary of state for transport and communications Mr Gerardo Ruiz Espara attended a ceremony at the port of Veracruz on January 19 to mark the delivery of the first CAF Civity EMU for the...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has selected a consortium of Alstom-Bombardier to renew trains on lines D and E of the Paris RER network. The €3.75bn contract for 255 trains is the largest contract ever to be...
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NATIONAL Express Group has agreed in principle to sell its c2c rail franchise in Britain to Italian State Railways’ (FS) train operating subsidiary Trenitalia for around £70m, subject to approval from the Department for Transport...
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THE Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Board of Commissioners announced on January 6 a $US 32bn draft 2017-2026 capital investment plan for public comment and review. Capital projects in the 10-year plan include $US 2.5bn...
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DB Regio has secured two concessions to operate regional services in four German states. Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport and Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) awarded DB Regio the contract to operate regional passenger services on the Hohenlohe...
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THE public transport authorities of Bremen and Hamburg, Lower Saxony Transport Authority (LNVG), and the region of Hannover have published a tender to operate five regional and fast train services from December 9 2018 until...
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RAIL leaders will be among the speakers at the next International Railway Summit being organised jointly by IRJ and IRITS Events in association with the International Union of Railways (UIC). The event will be held...
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BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) has decided to award German Rail’s (DB) regional division, DB Regio, a contract for both lots of a concession to operate the Nuremberg S-Bahn network. In October, National Express withdrew from the...
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THE first class 707 Desiro City suburban EMU being built by Siemens for South West Trains (SWT) has arrived in London. Testing of the first two five-car trains will begin in early 2017 and are...
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SYSTRA has secured a seven-year project management contract for the implementation of a new train management system for Corsica Railways (CFC). The centralised traffic management system is intended to facilitate increased traffic on the network, which...