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HITACHI announced on April 20 that the first of 19 class 802/2 inter-city trains for First Group subsidiary TransPennine Express (TPE) has left the company’s Kasado plant in Japan on…
THE first Rock double-deck regional EMU for Trenitalia was officially unveiled at a ceremony at the Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) plant in Pistoia on April 18 in the presence of…
FRENCH wagon leasing company Atir Rail has awarded Duro Daković Specijalna Vozila, a susbsidiary of Croatian rolling stock manufacturer Duro Daković, a €5.2m contract to supply a batch of Shimms…
A €169m contract for 26 single and double-deck multiple units was signed in Ljubljana on April 17 by Slovenian Railways (SŽ) general director, Mr Dušan Mes, and Stadler Rail chairman,…
THE first set of CAF Mk5A coaches for British operator TransPennine Express (TPE) was unveiled to the media at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic on April 12.
VIA Rail Canada issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) on April 16 for a contract to supply 32 new trains to replace the current fleet on its flagship Quebec City…
SIEMENS announced on April 17 that the first painted bodyshell for the new fleet of G1 trains for Nuremberg U-Bahn Line U1 has been completed at its Simmering plant in…
TRENORD, the joint venture between North Milan Railways (FNM) and Trenitalia which operates regional services in the Italian region of Lombardy has unveiled plans to refurbish 33% of its rolling…
German Rail’s (DB) new train IT platform is improving performance and efficiency by integrating two previously-separately hosted applications into a single system, explains Robert Blankenhorn, product solution manager with MEN…
As the railway seeks to harness the benefits of digitalisation and the Internet of Things, the links between information technology and operational technology become ever-more intertwined. However, these trends are…
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