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BRAZILIAN wagon manufacturer AmstedMaxion announced on October 18 it has signed a partnership agreement with Cometal, Mozambique, concerning the development of wagons for customers in southern Africa.
THE first of 12 high-capacity Citadis 402 LRVs for Lyon was formally handed over to Rhône-Lyon Joint Transport Authority (Sytral) president Mr Bernard Rivalta by Mr Hubert Peugeot, vice president,…
IRJ at the UIC Global Freight Conference in Tangier: The World Bank is putting the finishing touches to a new railway strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Henry des Longchamps, senior…
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) announced on October 16 that it has concluded negotiations with potential buyers of a 25% plus one share stake in its former subsidiary Freight One, with Independent…
A BILATERAL agreement was signed in Buenos Aires on October 15 that will pave the way for the restoration of freight services across the border between Chile and Argentina.
DATA compiled by the European Railway Agency (ERA) shows that 2011 was the safest year on Europe's railways since the first study to compile common data across 27 EU member…
ITALIAN regional operator Emilia Romagna Railways (FER) took delivery on October 8 of its first Flirt emu from a consortium of Stadler and AnsaldoBreda, which is supplying 34 trains to…
INDIAN Railways (IR) has formulated a new public private partnership (PPP) policy that will allow international suppliers to form joint ventures with existing production units and workshops.
THE Executive Board of Helsinki City Transport (HKL) has approved the acquisition of 20 metro trains from CAF at a cost of €140.4m, with options for additional sets to support…
CHINA has opened its second high-speed line in three weeks with the launch of commercial services on October 16 on the 131km line between Hefei and Bengbu in the eastern…
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has signed a cooperation agreement with the National Roads Company (NRC) for the electrification of the country's railway network, and issued an invitation to prequalify for the…
GEORGIAN Railway (GRZhD) has taken delivery of the first train from a second batch of five inter-city emus ordered CSR Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock, China, at a cost of $US…
FRANCE's junior transport minister, Mr Frédéric Cuvillier, has instructed French Rail Network (RFF) to produce a plan within six months to renovate the country's rail network, and in particular its…
AFTER several consecutive years in the red, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) railfreight subsidiary Rail Cargo Austria (RCA) is seeking to improve its financial situation by selling wagons to one of…
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans for the interim operation of the London – Glasgow West Coast franchise following its decision to cancel the contract for a new…
THE first of 24 Flexity Classic LRVs was officially handed over today by Bombardier to Krakow Transport Authority (MPK) in the presence of the city's mayor Mr Jacek Majchrowski. This…
THE first of 73 three-car Bombardier Movia C951 driverless metro trains for Singapore's Downtown Line was unloaded today at the port of Jurong, two weeks ahead of schedule.
HARSCO has secured three contracts worth a total of $US 85m to supply and service track maintenance equipment.
TRENITALIA announced on October 9 that it has selected Alstom as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 70 single-deck emus, each seating up to 280 passengers, with an option…
THE Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a design, build, finance, operate and maintain public-private partnership contract for the initial phase…
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