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CHINA’s top economic planning authority, the National Development and Reform Commission approved the third phase of the Suzhou metro network on August 14, authorising the construction of four lines totalling…
SOFTRONIC, Romania, officially handed over the first two Transmontana electric locomotives for Green Cargo in a ceremony at the Swedish rail freight operator’s Eskilstuna depot last month.
GERMAN Rail (DB) and VTG have released the interim results of the “Innovative Freight Wagon” research project to construct and test lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient freight wagons, with four…
THE Hungarian government has approved financing through the EU-funded Integrated Transport Operational Programme for the purchase of eight additional Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs for national passenger operator MÁV-Start.
BASELLAND Transport (BLT), the Swiss light rail operator serving the greater Basle area, has sold six redundant trams to Gotha Tramways (TWSB) for use on the German city’s recently-reprieved tram…
CZECH Railways (ČD) has launched an international tender for up to 120 new trains with an estimated value of up to Koruna 14.8bn ($US 650m) as it seeks to strengthen…
HIGH-SPEED testing of Alstom Metropolis trains has begun on the first phase of the Sydney metro network, with trains regularly reaching speeds of 100km/h during daylight test runs.
BRAZIL’s federal government has decided to implement all of the recommendations made by the Court of Auditors of the Union (TCU) regarding the concession for the North-South Railway (FNS), which…
THE Indian Ministry of Railways and Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (Jica) have agreed to work together to improve safety on Indian Railways.
LOWER Saxony Transport Authority (LNVG) published a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union on August 14 for a tender for a new fleet of double-deck EMUs,…
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