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NS and CAF unveil New Generation Sprinter JUST a month after it received its final Stadler Rail Flirt 3 Sprinter EMUs, Netherlands Railways (NS) revealed another new suburban train at Nedtrain’s Zaanstraat workshop in Amsterdam on October 19, when the CAF-built New Generation Sprinter (SNG) was presented to the press for the first time.
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JUST a month after it received its final Stadler Rail Flirt 3 Sprinter EMUs, Netherlands Railways (NS) revealed another new suburban train at Nedtrain’s Zaanstraat workshop in Amsterdam on October 19, when the CAF-built New...
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THE first Citadis LRV for the initial phase of the Sétif light rail network arrived in the Algerian city on October 18. The fleet of 26 vehicles is being assembled by Cital, a joint venture of...
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HYUNDAI-Rotem announced on October 18 that it has been awarded a Won 111.6bn contract by Korean national train operator Korail to supply 128 commuter EMU cars. The order comprises four 10-car trains for the 27km Gyeongin...
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SPANISH rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has announced details of a long-term plan for the British market, which includes establishing a plant and creating a localised supply chain.   Talgo is targeting high-speed and commuter rolling stock supply...
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ABELLIO, JR East and Mitsui announced on October 17 that they have selected Bombardier and CAF for two contracts with a total value of £680m to supply 107 trains for the new West Midlands franchise,...
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ŠKODA Transportation announced on October 13 that it has received a Koruna 610m ($US 27.9m) contract to supply 13 ForCity Classic low-floor LRVs for the 1009mm-gauge tram network in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Based on the...
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THE first painted bodyshell for the Berlin S-Bahn’s next-generation fleet of class 483/484 trains has arrived at Stadler’s plant in Pankow, where final assembly will take place. In December 2015 DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Berlin awarded...
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THE first 200km/h Inter-city Express Programme (IEP) bi-mode trains being supplied by Agility Trains consortium, which includes Hitachi Rail Europe, entered service with Great Western Railway (GWR) on the London Paddington - Bristol/Swansea route on...
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The publication of Trafikverket’s 2018-2029 Draft National Transport Infrastructure Plan at the end of August has set the agenda for the development of Sweden’s railway network in the 2020s. Keith Barrow looks at how the...
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CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) has secured three orders with a total value of Yuan 2.37bn ($US 360m) to supply metro trains to three Chinese cities. Hangzhou MTR Corporation has placed a Yuan 720m order...

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