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snc-lavalin-to-acquire-atkins
April 21, 2017
SNC-LAVALIN announced on April 20 that it has reached an agreement with WS Atkins to acquire the company’s entire share capital at £20.80 per share, representing an aggregate cash consideration of £2.1bn. The acquisition, which has...
regiojet-modernises-train-fleet
April 21, 2017
CZECH and Slovak open-access operator Regiojet has awarded Bombardier a contract to supply eight Traxx MS2E multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for 20 additional units. The 160km/h ETCS-equipped locomotives will be authorised to operate in...
metra-to-order-new-locomotives-and-coaches
April 21, 2017
THE board of Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has given the agency the go-ahead to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the procurement of new locomotives and coaches as it begins the replacement of its...
são-paulo-to-invite-bids-for-lines-5-and-17-concession
April 21, 2017
THE government of São Paulo has announced that bidding will open on July 4 for the public-private partnership (PPP) concession to operate lines 5 and 17 of the...
tobu-railway-uses-new-fleet-to-revamp-services
April 21, 2017
JAPAN’s Tobu Railway introduced a new timetable on April 21 featuring additional limited-express services operated by its 500 series Revaty trains which are...
siemens-launches-digital-rail-service-in-the-us
April 21, 2017
SIEMENS has announced that it will launch a new digital rail service in the United States, which will use sensors and software platforms to put intelligence...
bls-eyes-expansion-as-revenues-climb
April 20, 2017
SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS says it is still pushing for a concession to operate long-distance services beyond its own network, despite the recent...
alstom-to-renew-buenos-aires-line-b-power-supply
April 20, 2017
BUENOS Aires Metro (SBase) has awarded a €17m contract to Alstom to renew the power supply on Line B.The line is 12.5km long and runs from the city centre to...
european-open-access-rail-alliance-formed
April 20, 2017
AN alliance has been formed in Brussels which brings together open-access operators in the passenger and freight sectors with the aim of collectively addressing...
rfi-tenders-palermo-catania-upgrading-works
April 20, 2017
ITALIAN Railway Network (RFI) published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union on April 14 for contracts to upgrade the 37km Bicocca -...

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