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Crowdfunded operator Locomore files for insolvency GERMAN open-access passenger operator Locomore announced on May 11 that it has filed for insolvency after revenues failed to increase in line with projections.
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BOMBARDIER confirmed on June 23 that it has finalised a €867m order with French National Railways (SNCF) on behalf of Ile-de-France transport authority Stif for 83 Regio 2N double-deck EMUs for suburban services in the...
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DANISH State Railways (DSB) announced on June 23 that it has reached an agreement with an unnamed foreign buyer for the sale of 15 of its 23 AnsaldoBreda IC2 DMUs. DSB ordered 82 four-car IC4 and...
braunschweig-orders-more-tramino-lrvs
BRAUNSCHWEIG Transport (BSVAG) has awarded a joint venture of Stadler and Solaris a €18.9m contract to supply 17 Tramino low-floor LRVs. The 1100mm-gauge vehicles will be delivered in February and March 2019, supplementing the city’s existing...
bergen-approves-second-light-rail-line
PLANS for a second light rail line in the Norwegian city of Bergen were approved by the city council on June 21. The 10.8km line from Kaigaten in the city centre to Fyllingsdalen in the south...
bidders-for-south-eastern-franchise-confirmed
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport revealed its shortlist of bidders for the South Eastern franchise on June 22. The four bidders comprise: • South Eastern Holdings, a joint venture between Abellio and East Japan Railway Company/Mitsui • London and...
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THE Rail Baltica project to build an 870km high-speed standard-gauge railway connecting Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius to Poland was presented to the G7 transport ministers meeting in Cagliari, Italy, on June 22 by Ms Baiba...
west-coast-partnership-shortlist-revealed
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released the shortlist of bidders for the West Coast Partnership (WCP) franchise, which will operate inter-city services on the West Coast Main Line from April 2019 and design and...
first-hitachi-train-for-devon-and-cornwall-arrives-in-britain
THE first Hitachi class 802 Intercity Express Train for Great Western Rail’s (GWR) Devon and Cornwall route has arrived in Britain. The five-car electro-diesel test train was built in Hitachi’s Kasado factory at Japan and arrived...
network-rail-awards-digital-railway-support-contract
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail has appointed Arcadis as a programme partner to support the implementation of its Digital Railway programme. Arcadis will provide technical leadership, engineering management, project management, stakeholder engagement, risk management, business change,...
beg-seeks-future-munich-s-bahn-operator
BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) has published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) for a contract to the operate the Munich S-Bahn network from December 2019. The contract will cover the...

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