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SNCB launches AM75 refurbishment programme BELGIAN National Railways (SNCB) marked the launch of a €147m project to refurbish its fleet of 44 AM75 EMUs on May 21, when CEO Mr Jo Cornu unveiled the first modernised train at the company's workshops in Mechelen.
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MITSUBISHI Electric Corporation announced on May 27 that it has been awarded a contract by CAF, Spain to supply traction equipment for the fleet of 118 New Generation Sprinter (SNG) EMUs ordered by Netherlands Railways...
pesa-dart-emu-makes-main-line-debut
DYNAMIC testing of the first Pesa ED161 Dart EMU for Polish long-distance operator PKP Intercity has begun with trials on the Bydgoszcz – Gdansk line in northern Poland. The train has now moved to the Polish...
italian-caf-civity-emus-finally-approved
ITALY's National Railway Safety Agency (ANSF) says it will issue an Authorisation to Place into Service (APS) on May 29 for the ETR 563/564 Civity EMUs supplied by CAF for the region of Friuli Venezia...
sncb-launches-am75-refurbishment-programme
BELGIAN National Railways (SNCB) marked the launch of a €147m project to refurbish its fleet of 44 AM75 EMUs on May 21, when CEO Mr Jo Cornu unveiled the first modernised train at the company's...
switzerland-to-seek-era-membership
THE Swiss Federal Council approved a mandate on May 20 for the country to negotiate membership of the European Railway Agency (ERA), which is part of the European Union (EU). The Federal Transport Office (BAV) says...
jr-east-launches-international-tender-for-new-trains
CONTINUING its policy of seeking "best in class products from all over the world," East Japan Railway Company (JR East) launched an international tender on May 19 for a contract to supply diesel-electric multiple units...
metro-trains-melbourne-trials-remote-fleet-monitoring
METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Nomad Digital a contract to install remote condition monitoring (RCM) systems on four Alstom X'Trapolis EMUs in a proof of concept which could lead a full fleet rollout of...
estonia-to-order-new-inter-city-trains
ESTONIA's state-owned passenger operator Elron says it wants to order a new fleet of three five-car inter-city trains for the 190km route linking the capital Tallinn with the country's second city Tartu. According to Estonian newspaper...
dutch-parliament-launches-public-hearings-into-fyra-fiasco
A cross-party Dutch parliamentary committee, set up in December 2013 to investigate the V250 Fyra high-speed train fiasco, will start public hearings on May 18 which will continue until June 12. Up to 40 people will...
azerbaijan-orders-stadler-double-deck-emus
AZERBAIJAN Railways (ADY) president Mr Javid Gurbanov and Stadler Rail CEO Mr Peter Spuhler signed a contract worth around €70m at the TransCaspian 2015 international transport and logistics exhibition in Baku on May 13 for...