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Bombardier rolls out first Traxx for Israel THE first of 62 Traxx AC electric locomotives for Israel Railways (IR) has been completed at Bombardier’s plant in Kassel, Germany, and is now ready for testing on the plant’s internal test track.
israel-agrees-deal-to-extend-jerusalem-lrt-network
AN agreement has been reached between the Israeli government and CityPass, the concessionaire of the Jerusalem light rail network, to extend the Red Line at each end and build a section of the Green Line. The...
metro-car-market-primed-for-further-growth-says-report
ACCORDING to a study by SCI Verkehr, Germany, the world market for metro cars is set to grow at an annual rate of 1-2% from what it describes as a very high current market volume...
israel-railways-records-10-increase-in-profit
ISRAEL Railways (IR) made a profit of Shekels 77m ($US 21m) from current activities in 2016, a 10% increase on its Shekels 70m profit in 2015.However, net profit for 2016 was slightly lower than in...
testing-begins-on-israel’s-acre-carmiel-line
ISRAEL’s transport minister Mr Israel Katz joined Israel Railways (IR) general manager Mr Shahar Ayalon and other invited guests for an inaugural test run on the 23km Acre - Carmiel line on March 21. The test...
bombardier-rolls-out-first-traxx-locomotive-for-israel
THE first of 62 Traxx AC electric locomotives for Israel Railways (IR) has been completed at Bombardier’s plant in Kassel, Germany, and is now ready for testing on the plant’s internal test track. The locomotives are...
cornerstone-laid-for-modi’in-curve-on-israel’s-a1-link
A ceremony to mark the laying of the cornerstone for the Modi’in curve, a new 2.5km direct link between Modi’in and the new Jerusalem - Tel Aviv A1 Link, was held at Modi’in Outskirts station...
unipart-rail-and-arabian-railway-company-to-form-jv
UNIPART Rail, Britain, and Arabian Railway Company (ARC) announced on March 12 that they will form a joint venture to deliver projects, supply chain services and consultancy in Saudi Arabia. The signing of a memorandum of...
thales-nets-dubai-cbtc-contract
DUBAI's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Alstom, leader of the Expolink consortium, has awarded Thales a contract to provide systems for the Red Line metro extension and upgrade project. Thales will provide an upgraded CBTC...
global-rail-traffic-forecast-for-continued-growth
ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...
riyadh-receives-first-train-for-metro-lines-4-5-and-6
ALSTOM has successfully handed over the first of 69 driverless metro trains it is delivering to Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) for use on lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Saudi capital’s metro network. The 750V...

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