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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.
LATVIAN Railway (LDZ) began tendering on August 10 for Phase 1 of the programme to expand the Baltic country’s electrified network from 257km to 839km and replace all existing dc…
FOLLOWING the launch of Britain’s first battery-powered trams in the West Midlands in April, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is tendering for 18 new LRVs, with the option to purchase…
THE first modernised Netherlands Railways (NS) Sprinter Light Train (SLT) EMU, and the first of the fleet to be equipped with a toilet, returned to service on August 9.
RUSSIA’s Central Suburban Passenger Company (CSPC) has placed an order with Transmashholding subsidiary Demikhovsky Machine Building Plant (DMZ) for 10 additional type EP2D EMUs for use on suburban services in…
THE latest stage of the rollout of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on São Paulo’s metro should be installed in 2019, secretary of metropolitan transportation, Mr Clodoaldo Pelissioni, has said.
BRITISH passenger operators have agreed to publish more real-time information to enable tech firms to develop better travel apps under new plans announced on August 8 by rail minister, Mr…
THE first of 14 Stadler Rail metre-gauge EMUs for Bern Solothurn Regional Transport (RBS) arrived at the operator’s Worblaufen depot north of Bern on August 7.
GREENBRIER announced on August 8 it has acquired a 68% stake in Turkish freight wagon manufacturer Rayvag, expanding its European operations in an area it says offers a key connection…
CZECH rail freight operator ČD Cargo has confirmed it will order 10 Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives from Bombardier together with four additional Siemens Vectron MS locomotives, supplementing the eight…
AMTRAK has unveiled artist’s impressions of interiors for its forthcoming Alstom Avelia Liberty high-speed trains, which will replace the current Acela Express fleet on the Boston - New York -…
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