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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.
CRRC Qingdao Sifang unveiled a ‘high altitude’ catenary-free tram for the first light rail line on the Tibetan plateau on May 9.
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.
THE first CAF Civity EMU for British operator Arriva Rail North (Northern) began dynamic testing at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic last week.
BRITISH train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) presented its new fleet of class 717 Desiro City EMUs for Great Northern suburban services to the press at Siemens’ Wildenrath test centre…
DORTMUND public transport operator DSW21 has awarded a consortium of HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric a €195m contract to supply 24 new high-floor LRVs and modernise 64 existing vehicles.
CZECH Railways (ČD) has invited bids for contracts to equip 468 vehicles of 24 different types with ETCS.
THE tendering committee of Société du Grand Paris (SGP) and the SGP-Ile-de-France Mobility coordination committee have approved the selection of Alstom as preferred bidder for a contract to supply around…
DYNAMIC testing of the first Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode (diesel/25kV ac electric) multiple unit for the Dakar Express Regional Rail (TER) project has begun at Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant in eastern France.
CZECH Railways (CD) has launched an international tender for a framework contract to supply up to 50 dual-voltage EMUs for regional services.
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