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First Siemens Thameslink train arrives in Britain THE first of a fleet of class 700 Desiro City trains being built by Siemens at its Krefeld plant in Germany for the expanded cross-London Thameslink service has arrived at the new Three Bridges depot near Gatwick Airport.
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THE first of a fleet of class 700 Desiro City trains being built by Siemens at its Krefeld plant in Germany for the expanded cross-London Thameslink service has arrived at the new Three Bridges depot...
first-chinese-ground-power-lrv-for-zhuhai-commissioned
THE first of 10 ground-power LRVs being built by CRRC Dalian for the first light rail line in Zhuhai has been commissioned.The 8.9km line, which connects Shangzhong with Haitian Park, is entirely catenary free due...
british-government-approves-£361m-hitachi-train-order
BRITAIN's Department for Transport has approved a £361m order with Hitachi Rail Europe for a fleet of 29 AT300 dual-mode 200km/h trains for operation by First Great Western (FGW) on services between London, Plymouth and...
vossloh-germany-reports-increased-first-half-sales-and-ebit
GERMANY's Vossloh Group has reported an 11% increase in revenue and a 62.3% jump in Ebit for the first half of 2015 despite a drop in sales of rail fastenings.First-half revenue increased from €626m in...
prorail-to-cut-track-charges-for-lightweight-trains
DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail is to reduce track access charges for lightweight multiple units following a ruling by the Consumer and Markets Authority (ACM) that the current level of pricing is excessive and violates the...
alstom-confirms-algerian-train-order
ALMOST a year after it was selected as preferred bidder, Alstom confirmed on July 29 that it has signed a contract worth around €200m to supply 17 six-car Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode (diesel and 25kV ac...
pkp-energy-sell-off-to-fund-new-inter-city-trains
POLISH State Railways (PKP) says it will allocate funds raised from the privatisation of its power subsidiary PKP Energy towards the purchase of 10 additional Pesa ED161 Dart long-distance EMUs for PKP Intercity. PKP announced on...
jr-east-receives-new-chuo-line-limited-express-emu
The first class E353 tilting EMU built by J-Trec, Japan, for limited express services on the 1067mm-gauge Chuo Main Line has been delivered to JR East's depot at Matsumoto in Nagano prefecture in readiness for...
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A ceremony was held on July 23 to mark the entry into service of the first German Rail (DB) class 407 ICE 3 on cross-border services from Frankfurt to Paris. An agreement was also signed...
fgc-refurbishes-barcelona-suburban-emus
CATALONIA Government Railways (FGC) is to refurbish 42 class 213 EMUs used on the Llobregat - Anoia line following the presentation of the first upgraded set to Catalonia's minister for regional policy Mr Santi Vila. Overhaul...