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BOMBARDIER announced on February 27 that it will supply an additional 21 Flexity trams to Berlin Transport Authority (BVG), which has triggered an option in a framework agreement signed in…
WARSAW expanded its tram network to the north of the city on February 27 with the opening of the 1.1km northern extension of Line 2 from Mehoffera to Nowodwory in…
LIGHT rail capacity in Manchester city centre increased significantly on February 26 with the opening of Metrolink’s Second City Crossing.
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) is starting to use IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud to monitor train and infrastructure performance in real-time.
TESTING of the ERSAT EAV satellite signalling system concluded on February 24, when the operation of the technology was demonstrated to guests including Mr Josef Doppelbauer, executive director of the…
ALSTOM announced on February 24 that it has received an order worth over €20m from Germany’s Bentheim Railways (BE) for the supply of five Coradia Lint DMUs as part of…
AN order for 15 additional TGV Euroduplex Océane sets was approved by the board of French National Railways (SNCF) passenger subsidiary SNCF Mobility at a meeting in Paris on February…
THE first phase of High-Speed 2 cleared its final legal hurdle on February 23 when the Hybrid Bill authorising construction received Royal Assent, becoming an Act of Parliament.
THE first of 42 Régio 2N double-deck EMUs for the Transilien suburban network around Paris was presented to the regional president of Ile-de-France Mrs Valérie Pécresse, Hauts-de-France regional president Mr…
AFTER a small decline in 2015, passenger numbers on Germany's railways returned to growth in 2016, according to annual figures published this week by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis),…
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