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Germany to overhaul rolling stock approvals THE German federal government has approved a draft amendment of the federal railway act by transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt which is intended to pave the way for major changes in the authorisation and commissioning of new rolling stock.
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EXPRESS Rail Link (ERL), the owner and operator of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Klia) express service, has placed an order with CNR for six four-car trains which it says will boost capacity by 50%...
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THE Alstom-led Gibela consortium has completed manufacturing of the first complete stainless-steel bodyshell for the 20 X'Trapolis Mega EMUs it is supplying to Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (Prasa) from Alstom's Lapa plant in...
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A new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs entered service on Buenos Aires' Mitre Line on November 25, replacing life-expired rolling stock with an average age of more than 50 years. CSR Qingdao Sifang is supplying 30-six...
A CONSORTIUM led by CAF, Spain, has been chosen by Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) to supply trains and equipment for a new inter-urban passenger service linking Mexico City and Toluca.The €690m contract...
nordbahn-start-hit-by-rolling-stock-delays
DELAYS in delivery of Stadler Flirt EMUs for the new Nordbahn service, which is due to commence on Schleswig-Holstein's central network from Hamburg to Itzehoe and Wrist on December 14, is putting the start of...
budapest-issues-tender-to-rebuild-metro-cars
BUDAPEST Transport Company (BKV) has published a tender to rebuild 222 metro cars used on Line 3 with an option to rebuild a further 42 cars. BKV estimates the works to be worth Forints 65bn ($US...
germany-to-overhaul-rolling-stock-approval-process
THE German federal government has approved a draft amendment of the federal railway act by transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt which is intended to pave the way for major changes in the authorisation and commissioning...
hyundai-rotem-emus-delivered-to-denver
THE first four of 66 EMU cars ordered from Hyundai by Denver Regional Transport District (RTD) for the city's commuter rail network arrived in Denver by rail on November 20. The 125km/h 25kV ac vehicles are...
deal-reached-over-delayed-swiss-train-order
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) announced on November 19 that it has agreed a revised delivery schedule with Bombardier for a fleet of 59 eight-car Twindexx Express IR 200 long-distance trains ordered four years ago, which...
a-lifeline-for-russia’s-ailing-suburban-services?
Russian suburban services are struggling to achieve what was hoped when the railway market was reformed in Russia in 2001. Vladimir Savchuk, deputy director general of Russia's Institute of Natural Monopolies Research (IPEM), considers what...