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Double-deck EMUs enter service in Aquitaine THE FRENCH region of Aquitaine marked the entry into service of its new fleet of class Z 55500 Regio 2N double-deck EMUs on September 15, when regional president Mr Alain Rousset officially launched the fleet in a ceremony at Bordeaux Saint Jean station before joining the inaugural service to Arcachon.
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It's September in an even-numbered year, which means only one thing for the railway industry: InnoTrans. Kevin Smith presents IRJ's comprehensive preview of the biggest railway show on earth, which is set to return to...
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POLAND's Railway Transport Office (UTK) announced on September 11 that the ED250 Pendolino EMUs being supplied by Alstom to PKP Intercity have been certified for operation at up to 250km/h in accordance with the relevant...
double-deck-emus-enter-service-in-aquitaine
THE FRENCH region of Aquitaine marked the entry into service of its new fleet of class Z 55500 Regio 2N double-deck EMUs on September 15, when regional president Mr Alain Rousset officially launched the fleet...
$a-37bn-north-west-rail-link-operations-contract-awarded
THE government of New South Wales has confirmed that it has awarded the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium a $A 3.7bn ($US 3.48bn) operations, trains and systems contract for Sydney's $A 8.3bn North West Rail Link...
more-m5000-lrvs-for-manchester
TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has placed an order worth £34m with a consortium of Bombardier and Vossloh Kiepe for 16 additional M5000 Flexity LRVs for the city's expanding Metrolink light rail network. The vehicles are...
aarhus-light-rail-systems-contract-awarded
LETBANEN, the public company responsible for developing the tram-train network in the Danish city of Aarhus, has signed a €292m contract with a consortium of Ansaldo STS and Stadler Pankow which will supply railway infrastructure...
siemens-to-supply-trains-for-all-aboard-florida
ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has selected Siemens to supply locomotives and rolling stock for the initial phase of its passenger services which will link Miami, Fort...
pesa-selected-for-lodz-lrv-order
MPK Lodz has selected Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 22 low-floor LRVs for the city's 120km metre-gauge tram network. Pesa submitted a bid of Zlotys 166.2m ($US 51.2m) for the contract,...
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THE first prototype of Talgo's new-generation Avril high-speed train has begun dynamic testing on the Spanish high-speed network. The test runs on the Madrid – Seville high-speed line are taking place at night to avoid interfering...
stadler-ships-first-moscow-aeroexpress-train
THE first of 25 double-deck EMUs being built for Moscow's Aeroexpress at Stadler Rail's Altenrhein plant in eastern Switzerland was loaded onto a barge at the port of Basle Auhafen over the weekend on the...