Dan Templeton

Dan Templeton

THE Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded a joint venture of Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS USA, Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners (HABRP), a $US 400.5m contract to provide a new fleet of metro railcars and a CBTC system for the Baltimore Metro Subway Link.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 04:16

Consolidation lifts Vossloh sales

GERMAN company Vossloh’s second quarter results of 2017 show that net sales rose by 16.7% to €492.2m after six months compared with the previous year, while the group’s Ebit rose by 37.1% to €26.6m for the same period, compared with the previous year’s €19.4m.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:10

Connecticut chooses Hartford Line operator

THE governor of Connecticut, Mr Dannel Malloy, has announced that a joint venture of Transit America and Alternate Concepts has been selected as the operator of the CTrail Hartford Line, which will provide a more frequent service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield.

ITALIAN design and engineering company Italdesign Giugiaro has been awarded a contract by CRRC Guangzhou Electric Locomotive, to design a new tram for Guangzhou.

GERMAN Rail’s (DB) freight subsidiary DB Cargo has awarded Siemens a contract to upgrade its locomotive fleet with condition-based, predictive maintenance.

CZECH Railways (CD) has ordered 12 EffiShunter 300 shunting locomotives from CZ Loko to replace class 714 locomotives, which were built in the mid-1990s.

ALSTOM led consortium Gibela has completed delivery of the first 20 trains to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) as part of the €4bn contract signed in 2013 to supply 600 X’Trapolis Mega suburban EMUs over 10 years.

ALSTOM has delivered 13 Coradia Lint regional trains, which will begin operation in Demark later this year, to North Jutland Railway (NJ).

TRANSPORT for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has awarded MPact Thales (MPT), a consortium of Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales, a contract to design and construct the extension of the city’s Metrolink light rail network to Trafford Centre.

BRITAIN’s Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the rail supply industry and a consortium of eight universities have secured £92m of funding to establish Britain as a global centre of rail excellence.

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