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Stif approves €1.5bn investment in 101 new trains for Paris THE board of Ile-de-France transport authority Stif has approved a €1.5bn investment in new rolling stock for the Paris region, including 72 metro trains and 29 suburban EMUs, which will be 100%-funded by the authority.
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ROLLING stock leasing company Eversholt Rail Group announced on March 2 that it has reached an agreement to sell its entire fleet of freight wagons to the British subsidiary of Paris-based wagon leasing company Nacco...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) is to test the Erex IT energy management and billing system on 50 of its freight locomotives developed by the Eress consortium of five European infrastructure managers and one railway. Erex...
british-government-confirms-pacer-dmu-replacement
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises on February 27, confirming that the fleet of Pacer diesel railbuses built in the 1980s and currently...
ns-probes-alleged-corruption-in-emu-tender
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption in the tender for a €510m contract to supply 118 Sprinter EMUs, which was awarded to CAF in December. NS initiated the probe following an...
hitachi-to-acquire-finmeccanica-rail-assets
HITACHI announced on February 24 that it has reached a binding agreement with the board of Finmeccanica to acquire all of the shares in AnsaldoBreda and the Italian conglomerate's 40% stake in Ansaldo STS. Hitachi will...
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KRAKOW Transport Authority (MPK) began three months of trial operation with a Solaris Tramino low-floor LRV on February 23 to evaluate the performance of a vehicle equipped with a supercapacitor energy storage system on the...
consortium-chosen-for-doha-metro-em-contract
QATAR Railways sent a conditional letter of acceptance on February 20 to its preferred bidder for a turnkey contract to supply electrical and mechanical systems including rolling stock for the first phase of the Doha...
new-train-fleets-launched-in-tuscany
THE launch of two new rolling stock fleets for the Italian region of Tuscany was marked at Florence Santa Maria Novella station on February 13, when trains of both types were formally presented to regional...
alstom-inaugurates-british-bogie-workshop
ALSTOM has inaugurated a new bogie overhaul facility at its Longsight depot in Manchester. The site is capable of overhauling 26 bogie sets every week and work has already started on the Virgin Pendolino fleet.The...
talgo-evaluates-options-for-€400m-ipo
SPANISH rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has selected JP Morgan, Santander, and Nomura as banking advisors to evaluate the possibility of launching an initial public offering on the Madrid stock exchange, which is provisionally valued at...