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AUSTRIA's narrow-gauge Zillertalbahn announced on May 15 that Stadler is the successful bidder for a €80m contract to supply five hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units.
VIVARAIL, which is offering low-cost regional trains to the British and international markets using trains built with former London Underground aluminium coach bodies and bogies has completed its first entirely…
MODERNISATION of the Preston - Blackpool North line reached a milestone on May 14 when a Virgin Trains class 390 Pendolino EMU became the first electric train to operate under…
NORWAY’s minister of transport Mr Ketil Solvik-Olsen confirmed on May 15 that the government will provide funding for state-owned rolling stock company Norske Tog to order 25 additional Stadler Flirt…
PRODUCTION is due to start in the fourth quarter of 2018 on Turkey’s national EMU project under a joint venture of Tüvasaş, Turkish State Railways (TCDD) and Turkey’s Ministry of…
TENDERING has begun for a contract to rehabilitate the 34.2km line between the Albanian capital Tirana and the port of Durrës, together with the construction of a new 7.4km line…
THE Canadian government confirmed on May 11 that it will provide $C 62.4m ($US 50.2m) towards the construction of a 12.8km cut-off which will enable freight trains to bypass the…
A protocol finalising the conditions and parameters for the concession to build the Northern Latitudinal Railway (NLR) was signed in Salekhard on May 12 by Russian transport minister, Mr Maxim…
THE Australian federal government has committed substantial funding to rail related projects in its 2017-2018 budget, which was announced on May 8, although closer examination reveals that a significant amount…
BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail announced on May 11 that it has joined the consortium that will develop, manufacture and market the Revolution Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicle.
POLAND’s largest rail freight operator, PKP Cargo, and Lithuanian Railways (LG) signed an agreement on May 10 pledging to cooperate on measures to streamline the handling of freight at border…
IRANIAN president Dr Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a 2km extension of Mashhad metro Line 2 from Shohada to Shariati on May 7, connecting the city’s two metro lines for the first…
KOREA’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure (Molit) announced on April 26 that it has selected a consortium led by Shinhan Bank to build a 43.6km line from Paju to…
IRJ at UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail: Turkey’s transport minister Mr Ahmet Arslan told delegates at the UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail in Ankara this week that Turkish…
IRJ at the UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail, Ankara: Spanish infrastructure manager Adif and Ineco, Spain, will present a feasibility study to the Indian government shortly looking into the…
SINGAPORE Land Transport Agency (LTA) revealed the alignment and locations for the island’s seventh metro line on May 9.
CHINA’s top economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission has approved construction of an 825km railway linking Hotan and Ruoqiang in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
CRRC Qingdao Sifang unveiled a ‘high altitude’ catenary-free tram for the first light rail line on the Tibetan plateau on May 9.
NEW Zealand’s transport minister, Mr Phil Twyford, and finance minister, Mr Grant Robertson, announced on May 9 that the cabinet has agreed to launch a procurement process for a two-line…
TESTING of the first class 755/4 Flirt UK electro-diesel multiple unit for Abellio subsidiary Greater Anglia has begun at Stadler’s Erlen Commissioning Centre in northeast Switzerland.
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