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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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COMMUTER rail operators in the United States are making good progress towards the December 2018 congressional deadline for the rollout of Positive Train Control, according to a report published by the American Public Transportation Association...
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METRO Trains Melbourne’s fleet of X’Trapolis EMUs is set to reach 101 trains after Public Transport Victoria (PTV) signed a €100m contract with Alstom for nine additional sets. Each 145m-long six-car train will accommodate 1430 passengers. Production...
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CALTRAIN has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 83.7km San Jose - San Francisco line may be in jeopardy after newly-appointed United States Transportation Secretary Mrs Elaine Chao ordered the Federal...
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STADLER announced on February 16 that it has signed a deal with Merseytravel worth up to £700m to build and maintain 52 EMUs for Liverpool’s Merseyrail network, which will enter service 2020 onwards. The new trains...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) announced on February 7 that although the London Overground line between Gospel Oak and Barking will reopen to passengers on February 27, the installation of all of the overhead...
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NEW York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has reported record ridership numbers on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro-North Railroad and the newly added Second Avenue Subway. LIRR transported 89.3 million passengers in 2016, which MTA...
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ALSTOM announced on February 3 that it has been selected by Paris Transport Authority (RATP) to refurbish 31 MI84 trains used on RER B in a contract worth €75m. The deal also includes an option to...
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CITY Rail Link has issued a call for tender to pre-qualify by March 1 for the C3 stations and tunnels package of the $NZ 3bn ($US 2.18bn) project to build a cross-city line in Auckland,...
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FRENCH infrastructure manager SNCF Network has signed a €277m contract with RC2, a consortium of TSO Caténaires, Setec Ferroviare and ETF, for the renewal of overhead electrification on Paris RER Line C. The project involves renewing...
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FŐMTERV, Hungary, has been awarded a contract to review a 2013 feasibility study into the construction of a connection between Budapest metro Line M2 and the HÉV suburban line to Gödöllő (H8) and Csömör (H9)...

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