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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,…
EUROPEAN wagon leasing company VTG says it has reached a significant milestone in the takeover of Nacco, one of its smaller competitors, with the signing of purchase agreements by a…
BULGARIAN State Railways (BDZ) subsidiary BDZ Passenger Transport has invited four rolling stock suppliers to bid for a contract to supply at least 42 EMUs following the approval of the…
MALAYSIA’s prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed on August 13 that he is seeking to cancel a contract for the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), a year…
OSTRAVA Public Transport (DPO) began commercial operations with its new Stadler Tango LRVs on August 13, following two months of testing.
THE first phase of San Francisco’s $US 2.26bn Transbay Salesforce Transit Center, which will connect the Californian city’s bus and rail services, opened on August 11 following a decade of…
THE KeolisAmey joint venture, which won a 15-year contract in May to operate the Wales & Borders franchise and develop the South Wales Metro, has placed an order with Stadler…
AFTER a 10-year hiatus, regular passenger services from Udine and Trieste to Ljubljana will be revived on September 9 thanks to a partnership between the Italian region of Friuli Venezia…
NIPPON Sharyo announced on July 24 that its US subsidiary will close its rolling stock assembly plant in Rochelle, Illinois, at the end of this month due to a lack…
THE Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has approved a loan of Reais 2.89bn ($US 760.2m) to Rumo North and Rumo South, subsidiaries of the Cosan Group,…
UNITED States freight wagon leasing compnay GATX announced on August 1 that it has entered into an agreement with American Railcar Industries to purchase 7650 new wagons.
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