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Hitachi rolls out first British-built IEP train HITACHI Rail Europe (HRE) rolled out the first Intercity Express (IEP) train assembled at its £82m plant in Newton Aycliffe, Britain, on December 9. The first Japanese-built IEPs are already being tested in Britain.
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HITACHI Rail Europe (HRE) rolled out the first Intercity Express (IEP) train assembled at its £82m plant in Newton Aycliffe, Britain, on December 9. The first Japanese-built IEPs are already being tested in Britain. HRE is...
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METROWAGONMASH, Russia, has completed delivery of 27 class 711 regional DMUs to Serbian Railways (ZS), it was announced on December 6. The contract was signed in October 2014 for $US 100m, and followed an initial order...
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ALSTOM announced on December 7 that the South African Gibela consortium, comprising Alstom (61%) Urumbano (30%) and New Africa Rail (9%), has successfully obtained a provisional acceptance certificate from the Passenger Rail Agency of South...
alstom-begins-delivery-of-swedish-regional-trains
ALSTOM has commenced delivery of 30 four-car class X61 Coradia Nordic EMUs ordered in February 2015 by Skånetrafiken for operation on the Pågatågen regional network in southwest Sweden. Alstom says delivery has begun ahead of schedule...
mrb-encounters-alstom-train-faults
FOLLOWING repeated faults with their wheels and doors, part of Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn's (MRB) Alstom Coradia Continental train fleet has been withdrawn from service as a precautionary measure. Alstom says it is investigating the root cause of...
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The Administrative Court in Vienna has rejected an appeal by Stadler against Austrian Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) decision to award Bombardier a framework contract for up to 300 EMUs. Stadler had sought to overturn the decision because...
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BOMBARDIER announced on December 5 that French National Railways (SNCF) has ordered 52 additional Francilien suburban EMUs for services on Transilien lines J and L from Paris Saint Lazare. The order, which is being financed by...
nsw-orders-more-waratah-emus-for-sydney
FOLLOWING a competitive tender, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has awarded Downer EDI a $A 1.7bn ($US 1.3bn) contract to supply and maintain 24 Waratah double-deck suburban EMUs, which will provide additional capacity on...
öbb-presents-more-nightjet-design-studies
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) is seeking public feedback on two more interior design studies for a new type of couchette with enclosed berths, following on from a concept revealed in February. Two types of compartments designed...
caf-delivers-first-uithof-line-lrv-to-utrecht
THE first of 27 CAF Urbos 100 LRVs for Utrecht’s Uithof Line has begun its journey from Spain to the Netherlands. Following delivery, the vehicle will go on public display at Nieuwegein depot in Utrecht on...