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Indian Talgo trials to begin next month TRIALS with variable-gauge Talgo coaches are due to begin on the Indian Railways (IR) broad-gauge network next month, with the first nine vehicles due to arrive at the port of Mumbai on April 21.
european-parliament-approves-fourth-railway-package-technical-pillar
THE European Union moved an important step closer to harmonised safety approvals for railway equipment and operators on April 28, when the European Parliament approved the European Council's common position on the technical pillar of...
disputed-sicily-emu-contract-goes-to-stadler
FOLLOWING a lengthy legal dispute, Sicily's Department for Mobility, Infrastructure and Transport announced on April 15 that it has provisionally awarded Stadler a €43.9m contract to supply five EMUs for Messina - Palermo services. The regional...
georgian-railway-orders-stadler-double-deck-emus
GEORGIAN Railway (GR) announced on April 22 that it will take on four Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs originally ordered by Russian airport rail link operator Aeroexpress. In February 2013 Aerorexpress placed a €381m order with Stadler...
riga-chooses-škoda-for-tram-order
RIGA Transport (RS) has awarded Škoda Transportation a €62.6m contract to supply 20 15 T ForCity low-floor LRVs for the Latvian capital's 124km tram network. The 1524mm-gauge 600V dc vehicles will be used on Line 4,...
trains-ordered-for-jakarta-airport-rail-link
RAILINK, a joint venture between Indonesian Railways (KAI) and state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura, has awarded a consortium of Inka, Indonesia, and Bombardier a $US 74m contract to supply 10 six-car EMUs for the rail...
the-hague-receives-final-siemens-avenio-lrv
SIEMENS delivered the last of 60 Avenio low-floor LRVs for The Hague Tramways (HTM) to the Netherlands on April 22. HTM awarded Siemens a €100m contract for 40 vehicles in November 2011, and subsequently exercised an...
istanbul-orders-300-metro-cars-from-hyundai-rotem
ISTANBUL Metropolitan Municipality has awarded Hyundai Rotem a Won 359bn ($US 316m) contract to supply 300 driverless metro cars for the city's rapidly-expanding urban rail network. Assembly will be carried out at the Eurotem facility in...
hungary-funds-100-new-ic+coaches-for-máv-start
THE Hungarian government has authorised Forints 30bn (€96m) for 100 new IC+ long-distance coaches for national passenger operator MÁV-Start. The 200km/h vehicles will be built at MÁV-Start's Szolnok works in partnership with Dunakeszi, Hungary. Half of the...
more-modertrans-trams-for-poznan
POLISH public transport operator MPK Poznan has awarded local tram builder Modertrans a contract to supply 10 additional Moderus Beta vehicles for its standard-gauge tram network. Unlike the 44 vehicles ordered previously by MPK Poznan, the...
two-new-trains-presented-to-trenitalia
ALSTOM and Hitachi Rail Italy presented new trains to Trenitalia on April 15 and 19. The presentations were attended by Mr Nicola Zingaretti, president of Lazio region, Ms Barbara Morgante, Trenitalia's CEO and Mr Michele...