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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.
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The Saudi capital is making rapid progress with its $US 23bn project to build six metro lines by the end of the decade, with construction reaching 50% completion in early 2017. Keith Barrow looks at...
tel-aviv-seeks-project-managers-for-green-and-purple-lines
TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA), the public company responsible for developing the city's light rail network, published two tenders on May 9 for contracts to provide project management and detailed planning services on...
israel-railways-orders-more-bombardier-double-deck-coaches
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has placed a €56m order with Bombardier for 33 additional Twindexx Vario coaches, expanding its fleet of the double-deck vehicles to 462. The order is part of a framework contract signed in October...
alstom-reports-improved-performance-in-2016-17
ALSTOM achieved a 6% increase in sales and a 15% rise in Ebit for the year ending March 31 2017, while its order backlog reached a new record of €34.78bn.Although Alstom recorded a sharp drop...
israel-agrees-deal-to-extend-jerusalem-lrt-network
AN agreement has been reached between the Israeli government and CityPass, the concessionaire of the Jerusalem light rail network, to extend the Red Line at each end and build a section of the Green Line. The...
metro-car-market-primed-for-further-growth-says-report
ACCORDING to a study by SCI Verkehr, Germany, the world market for metro cars is set to grow at an annual rate of 1-2% from what it describes as a very high current market volume...
israel-railways-records-10-increase-in-profit
ISRAEL Railways (IR) made a profit of Shekels 77m ($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...
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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...

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