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keolisamey-chosen-for-wales--borders-franchise
May 23, 2018
THE Welsh government announced on May 23 that it intends to appoint KeolisAmey as Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales & Borders franchise and the South Wales Metro network. The contract will be signed...
ge-transportation-wabtec-merger-shakes-up-supplier-ranking
May 22, 2018
THE ranking of the world’s largest railway equipment suppliers is set to change when the agreed merger between GE Transportation and Wabtec comes into force, according to analysis by IRJ.An examination of the 2017 financial...
transmashholding-and-hitachi-agree-traction-inverter-joint-venture
May 22, 2018
TRANSMASHHOLDING, Russia, and Hitachi, Japan have agreed to set up a joint venture in Russia to produce traction inverters for passenger trains for Russia, central Asia and Europe.The deal was signed on May 21 by...
bangladesh-orders-hyundai-rotem-locomotives
May 22, 2018
BANGLADESH Railways (BR) has awarded a Taka 2976m ($US 35m) contract to Hyundai Rotem for the supply of 10 metre-gauge diesel-electric locomotives funded by the...
buenos-aires-opens-metro-extension
May 22, 2018
BUENOS Aires City Council and Argentina’s Ministry of Urban Development and Transport inaugurated a 1km extension of metro Line H to Faculty of Law-Julieta...
haines-succeeds-carne-as-network-rail-ceo
May 22, 2018
MR Andrew Haines has been named as the new CEO of Britain’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) to succeed Mr Mark Carne. Haines will take up his new...
first-norwegian-passenger-concession-to-be-awarded-in-october
May 22, 2018
THE Norwegian Railway Directorate confirmed on May 22 that the country’s first competitively-tendered concession for the operation of passenger services on the...
czech-polish-cross-border-link-reopens
May 21, 2018
PASSENGER services have resumed on the line between Walbrzych in southwest Poland and Meziměstí in the north of the Czech Republic. The service operates...
škoda-completes-takeover-of-transtech-finland
May 21, 2018
CZECH rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation Group has acquired the remaining 25% stake in Finnish train builder Transtech for an undisclosed sum.Škoda...
shambolic-start-to-new-thameslink-timetable
May 21, 2018
THE introduction of a greatly-expanded timetable on the cross-London Thameslink on May 20, which has seen a 13% increase in the number of trains operated each...

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