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NSW launches inter-city EMU procurement THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has issued an international invitation for expressions of interest for a contract to supply 65 eight-car EMUs for inter-city routes.
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ALSTOM confirmed on August 20 that it has been selected as preferred bidder for a Dinars 21bn ($US 260m) contract to supply 17 bi-mode (diesel and electric) multiple units for long-distance services. A report on Algerian...
germany-updates-emc-standards-for-rolling-stock
NEW regulations governing electromagnetic compatibility in rolling stock have come into force in Germany. Regulation EMV 06, which came into effect on July 29, covers radio contact between rail vehicles and trackside infrastructure and crucially places...
nsw-launches-inter-city-emu-procurement
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has issued an international invitation for expressions of interest for a contract to supply 65 eight-car EMUs for inter-city routes. The $A 2.8bn fleet will be...
british-battery-electric-multiple-unit-on-test
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail announced on August 12 that trial operation has begun using a Bombardier 25kV 50Hz ac class 379 EMU adapted to operate under battery power as part of the Independently-Powered Electric...
Ambitious plans are afoot in Boston to upgrade the rail network to meet increasing demand. Anitra Green talks to Richard Davey, secretary of transportation and CEO of Massachusetts Department of Transportation. BOSTON has a strong...
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CZECH Railways (CD) has awarded Škoda Transportation a Koruna 2.6bn ($US 125m) contract to supply 14 additional RegioPanter EMUs for inter-city services. The order comprises 10 132m-long five-car trains which will seat 350 passengers, 42 of...
öbb-confirms-final-railjet-order
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has placed a €145m order with Siemens for an additional nine seven-car push-pull Railjet trains, the final option in a contract for 67 sets. The new 230km/h trains will be deployed on...
caf-seals-monterrey-metro-vehicle-deal
THE government of the Mexican state of Nuevo León has awarded CAF, Spain, a Peso 3.26bn ($US 251m) contract to supply and maintain 22 trains for Line 3 of the Monterrey metro. In addition to the...
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PALERMO celebrated the inaugural trial run on Line 1 of the city's new light rail network on July 14 when a Bombardier Flexity Outlook LRV operated from the depot at Roccella to Scaffa square, where...
first-caf-train-for-sardinia-unveiled-in-cagliari
THE first of eight DMUs being supplied by CAF, Spain, was presented in Cagliari in southern Sardinia on July 25 by the new president of Sardinia Region, Mr Francesco Pigliaru, and transport councillor Mr Massimo...