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SNCF orders 255 trains for Île-de-France network FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has selected a consortium of Alstom-Bombardier to renew trains on lines D and E of the Paris RER network.
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PRODUCTION of the next-generation double-deck EMU for Trenitalia was officially launched at Hitachi Rail Italy’s (HRI) Pistoia plant on January 20 with the unveiling of a full-size mock-up of the driving vehicle cab end. Trenitalia awarded...
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MEXICO’s secretary of state for transport and communications Mr Gerardo Ruiz Espara attended a ceremony at the port of Veracruz on January 19 to mark the delivery of the first CAF Civity EMU for the...
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A refurbished train entered service on the metro network in the Armenian capital Yerevan at the end of December, coinciding with the launch of 4G internet services on the 15km system. 4G services are being offered...
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THE first completed train for the Taichung MRT Green Line was officially presented to the deputy commissioner of Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems (Dorts) in a ceremony at Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) plant...
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UTRECHT provincial councillor for mobility Mrs Jacqueine Verbeek-Nijhof and CAF commercial director Mr Josu Esnaola signed a contract in the Dutch city on January 18 for an additional batch of 22 Urbos 100 low-floor LRVs. The...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has released footage of the first completed New Generation Sprinter (SNG) EMU, which is undergoing tests at CAF’s plant in Beasain in northern Spain. NS placed a €510m order with CAF in December...
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THE Polish city of Bydgoszcz has selected local supplier Pesa as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 18 low-floor LRVs for the city’s metre-gauge tram network. Pesa submitted a bid of Zlotys 141.1m ($US 34.5m)...
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IN what is claimed to be a world first for a rolling stock leasing company, Alpha Trains has concluded a green private placement to refinance debt associated with the acquisition of environmentally-friendly electric trains. Alpha Trains...
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THE first of 215 S200 SF LRVs for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was unveiled at Muni Metro East Maintenance Facility on January 13, just hours after completing its road journey from Siemens’ Sacramento...
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2017 is a landmark year for Norway’s rail sector as competitive tendering begins for two passenger operations packages, and a reformed administration, including a revamped infrastructure manager, starts work. Kevin Smith visits Oslo to find...