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Iran orders 450 DMU cars from Hyundai Rotem HYUNDAI Rotem announced on December 4 that it has been awarded a Won 929.3bn ($US 856m) contract by Iranian Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) to supply 150 three-car DMUs for Raja Passenger Train Company.
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TWO German companies, Voith and Liebherr, have agreed to develop diesel engines for rail vehicles. Liebherr will supply several versions of its basic 500kW engine and components for the exhaust gas aftertreatment system based on...
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NEW Bombardier commuter trains have entered service on two lines of the Paris suburban network: Regio 2N double-deck EMUs on Line R and Francilien EMUs on Line L. Bombardier is supplying 42 Regio 2N articulated trains...
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Despite continuing political problems, the Brazilian economy is beginning to recover after two years of recession, with a 2.4% increase in GDP predicted for 2018. As Renata Passos reports, the return to economic growth is...
britain’s-c2c-franchise-orders-aventra-trains
BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract. The cars will be formed into 10 six-car...
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THE Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has agreed a new public transport plan for 2018-2020 which includes the almost total renewal of the train fleet by 2019. The deal was signed on December 11 by the region’s...
delhi-metro-seeks-extra-airport-express-trains
DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has issued a call for tenders for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of 36 standard-gauge cars for its Airport Express metro line. The tender also calls for training. The 22.5km Airport...
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JAPAN’s Transport Safety Board has launched an investigation after bogie cracks and an oil leak were discovered on a West Japan Railway Company (JR West) N700 Series Shinkansen train while operating a Hakata - Tokyo...
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WEST Midlands Trains, a joint venture of Abellio, JR East and Mitsui, has finalised two orders worth £680m for 107 new trains with Bombardier and CAF for the new West Midlands franchise, which started on...
ntv-launches-first-evo-pendolino-trains-in-italy
THE first four out of 17 Evo Pendolino trains being supplied by Alstom to Italy’s open-access high-speed operator NTV entered service on December 7 between Rome and Venice. With the start of the new timetable on...
istanbul-orders-more-hyundai-rotem-metro-trains
HYUNDAI-Rotem, Korea, has received a Won 156.5bn ($US 143m) contract to supply 120 cars for operation on the new Line M7 of the Istanbul metro. The trains will be manufactured at Hyundai-Rotem’s plant in Turkey and...

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