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Chinese trains enter service in Buenos Aires ARGENTINEAN President Mrs Christina Kirchner and transport and interior minister Mr Florencio Randazzo officially launched the new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs for Buenos Aires' Sarmiento Line on July 21, when the first trains entered passenger service between Once and Moreno.
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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...
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HITACHI Rail Europe unveiled mock-ups of two new train designs for the European market in London on July 21: the AT100 metro train and the AT200 regional train.The AT100, which has 20m-long car bodies, is...
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ARGENTINEAN President Mrs Christina Kirchner and transport and interior minister Mr Florencio Randazzo officially launched the new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs for Buenos Aires' Sarmiento Line on July 21, when the first trains entered...
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FRENCH Rail Network (RFF) invites civil engineering companies to bid by August 26 for a contract to construct a 6km underground extension to RER Line E in Paris. The five-year project involves extending the line...
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Philadelphia is the United States' fifth largest city and boasts one of the country's most extensive urban and suburban rail networks, but decades of underinvestment have brought the system close to the brink of collapse....
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has selected MTR Corporation to become the first operator of the new Crossrail line. The £1.4bn concession will be for eight years with an option to extend it by two years....
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THE BOARD of Ile-de-France Transport Authority (STIF) has approved funding for the acquisition of 22 additional class Z 50000 Francilien EMUs from Bombardier for use on Paris suburban services. Funding for the €210m order, an option...
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JR EAST has released artist's impressions of its forthcoming E235 EMU, which will enter service from next year on the Yamanote Line, one of the busiest commuter lines in Tokyo, which carries around 3.8 million...
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THE ALSTOM-led Gibela consortium and Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (Prasa) have concluded the design review for the new fleet of 600 X'Trapolis Mega EMUs, clearing the way for production to begin on the...
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KEOLIS Commuter Services took over operation of the 610km commuter rail network around Boston on July 1 under a $US 2.68bn eight-year contract awarded by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in January. The 14-line 132-station network...