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CAF rolls out first NS New Generation Sprinter NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) confirmed on March 16 that the first New Generation Sprinter (SNG) EMU has left CAF’s plant at Beasain in northern Spain.
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PORTUGUESE Trains (CP) unveiled its first refurbished series 4000 Alfa Pendular tilting inter-city EMU at a ceremony at Lisbon Santa Apolónia station on March 24. The €18m mid-life refurbishment programme is being carried out by EMEF...
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MOSCOVITES got their first taste of the Russian capital’s next generation tram on March 17, when the city’s mayor Mr Sergey Sobyanin marked the introduction of two prototype Vityaz-M vehicles into passenger service. Moscow tram operator...
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THE board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) voted unanimously on March 23 to award a contract for 45 double-deck commuter coaches to CRRC Corporation’s US subsidiary CRRC MA. The supplier submitted a bid of $US...
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LOS ANGELES County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded CRRC a contract to supply 64 metro cars for the city’s Red and Purple lines, with options for up to 218 additional vehicles. The order could be...
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THE first two of four additional Stadler GTW DMUs for the Capital MetroRail commuter rail line in Austin, Texas, arrived at the line’s depot on March 22. The two-car articulated trains were built at Stadler’s plant...
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CALGARY Council’s priorities and finance committee voted on March 21 to acquire six additional S200 LRVs for the city’s CTrain light rail network. Canada’s federal government and the province of Alberta are each expected to contribute...
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THE governor of Massachusetts Mr Charlie Baker and Mrs Stephanie Pollack, secretary of the state’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) visited the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) depot at Wellington on March 21 to view a...
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THE first of 12 Bombardier trains for Guadalajara light metro Line 1 arrived in the Mexican city on March 19. The 750V dc two-car TEG-15 trains are being built at Bombardier’s plant in Sahagún, Mexico, under...
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STADLER Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to construct a new depot at Kirkdale in Liverpool which will maintain the fleet of 52 four-car EMUs ordered last month by...
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JAPAN’s Tokyu Corporation announced on March 17 that it has ordered three 10-car commuter EMUs for the 31.5km Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, which links Shibuya station in Tokyo with the city’s south western suburbs and Chuo-Rinkan...

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