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Audit criticises British train procurement A report by Britain's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has criticised the Department for Transport's (DfT) handling of two major rolling stock procurement projects, arguing that the government has taken on a disproportionate share of the risk because of the DfT's failure to fully investigate other methods of financing new trains.
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JR East outlined its future procurement strategy at the EU-Japan 2nd Railway Industrial Dialogue earlier this month, pledging to strengthen links with European suppliers. The event in Tokyo was hosted by the European Commission and the...
audit-criticises-british-rolling-stock-procurement
A report by Britain's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has criticised the Department for Transport's (DfT) handling of two major rolling stock procurement projects, arguing that the government has taken on a disproportionate share of the...
talgo-ships-first-high-speed-train-to-saudi-arabia
THE first 13-car Talgo 350 train for the 450km Mecca – Medina Haramain high-speed line was loaded onto cargo vessel the Jolly Quarzo at Barcelona docks on the morning of December 11 in readiness for...
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THE French city of St Etienne has selected CAF in a €42m contract to supply 16 LRVs for the city's 11.9km light rail network, which consists of three lines and 35 stations. The vehicles are...
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TANZANIA Railway's (TRL) deputy managing director and chief finance officer have been suspended by the country's transport minister Mr Harrison Mwakyembe as investigations into the controversial acquisition of 25 wagons from Indian firm Hindustan Engineering...
bombardier-pulls-out-of-amtrak-hs-procurement
BOMBARDIER says that it will not compete in a tender for a contract to supply a new generation of high-speed trains to Amtrak for the Boston – New York – Washington DC Northeast Corridor (NEC),...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) says it is planning to place an order with Stadler for 60 Flirt EMUs to provide additional capacity in its regional train fleet before the delivery of Civity EMUs from CAF from...
dsb-releases-independent-report-on-ic4-fleet
DANISH State Railways (DSB) released the latest independent assessment of its AnsaldoBreda IC4 DMUs on December 5, detailing the current status of the troubled fleet and the measures necessary to ensure the trains operate reliably. The...
korail-orders-commuter-trains
KOREA's national passenger operator Korail has placed a Won 154.4bn ($US 138m) order with Hyundai Rotem for 22 EMUs for commuter services. The trains will be deployed on the Donghae Nambu line in southeast Korea...
lithuanian-railways-orders-škoda-double-deck-trains
LITHUANIAN Railways (LG) has placed an order with Škoda Vagonka for an additional three class 575 1520mm-gauge double-deck City Elefant EMUs for €27.2m. LG is already operating 10 of the 160km/h trains and the new sets...