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Great speaker line-up at next IRJ rail summit 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 at the UIC headquarters in Paris on February 15-17 2017.
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PRODUCTION of the next-generation double-deck EMU for Trenitalia was officially launched at Hitachi Rail Italy’s (HRI) Pistoia plant on January 20 with the unveiling of a full-size mock-up of the driving vehicle cab end. Trenitalia awarded...
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PASSENGER numbers on high-speed services in Spain rose by 5.4% to reach a record 35.21 million in 2016, according to annual ridership figures published by national train operator Renfe on January 18. Ridership on AVE long-distance...
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BOMBARDIER announced on June 20 that it will provide six Traxx MS multi-system electric locomotives to Captrain Germany for cross-border freight transport in Europe, mainly in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. “The Bombardier Traxx multi-system locomotives’...
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PROCUREMENT of a fleet of up to 60 trains for High Speed 2 (HS2) will be officially launched today by Britain’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling. According to a Periodic Indicative Notice (PIN)...
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A 10-year contract for the operation of conventional inter-city services and overnight trains in Italy was signed in Rome on January 19 by Trenitalia CEO Mrs Barbara Morgante and Italy’s minister of transport and infrastructure...
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THE executive director of Ostrava Public Transport (DPO), Czech Republic, Mr Daniel Morys and executive vice president marketing & sales of Stadler, Mr Peter Jenelten, signed a contract for the delivery of 40 standard-gauge Tango...
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THE first container train from China to Britain arrived at DB Cargo’s London Eurohub terminal in Barking on schedule on January 18, having left Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, southeast of Shanghai...
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UTRECHT provincial councillor for mobility Mrs Jacqueine Verbeek-Nijhof and CAF commercial director Mr Josu Esnaola signed a contract in the Dutch city on January 18 for an additional batch of 22 Urbos 100 low-floor LRVs. The...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has released footage of the first completed New Generation Sprinter (SNG) EMU, which is undergoing tests at CAF’s plant in Beasain in northern Spain. NS placed a €510m order with CAF in December...
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TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded a joint venture of Keolis and Amey a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the city’s 92km Metrolink light rail network.KeolisAmey was one of four groups shortlisted by...