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GERMAN rail freight operator Metrans has awarded a contract to Bombardier for an additional 10 Traxx F140MS multi-system electric locomotives in order to be able to operate more trains using…
THE distance by rail between central and western Uzbekistan was reduced significantly on December 1 with the official completion of the 355km direct line from Navoi north of Bukhara to…
PUBLIC consultation will be conducted on December 7-22 for a Procedure for Demonstrating Interest (PMI) in the Metrofor Public Private Partnership (PPP) concession in the Brazilian state of Ceará to…
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto provided updates on progress with its AutoHaul driverless train project and plans for upcoming capital expenditure on its heavy-haul iron-ore rail network in the Pilbara…
CRRC Qingdao Sifang has completed the delivery of the nine high-speed trains it is supplying to MTR in Hong Kong for operation on the new Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong…
SWITZERLAND’s Federal Transport Office (BAV) has granted a conditional Authorisation to Place in Service (APS) for the fleet of 200km/h Bombardier Twindexx double-deck EMUs (RABe 502 and RABDe 502) ordered…
PROPOSALS for the reopening of a long-abandoned cross-border railway in the Pyrenees took a step forward on December 1, when Mr Alain Rousset, president of the French region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine,…
HYUNDAI Rotem announced on December 4 that it has been awarded a Won 929.3bn ($US 856m) contract by Iranian Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) to supply 150 three-car DMUs for Raja…
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that it has shortlisted three candidates for the replacement of the NSW Trains regional passenger fleet, with…
THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) a loan of up to €500m to finance the purchase of new Desiro ML EMUs from Siemens, and Talent…
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