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Final Buenos Aires private passenger concessionaire to lose contract THE Argentine government has announced that it will not renew the contract held by operator Ferrovías for the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter line from Retiro Belgrano station to Villa Rosa despite Ferrovías’ application for a contract extension.
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NIPPON Signal, Japan, has awarded Thales a sub-contract to install ETCS Level 1 on rolling stock and the two sections of the Red Line commuter rail line in Bangkok which will be operated by State...
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FORT Worth Trinity Metro celebrated a milestone for its TexRail commuter rail project on May 22 when the line’s train maintenance depot was inaugurated in the presence of the city’s mayor, Mrs Betsy Price, and...
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THE Welsh government announced on May 23 that it intends to appoint KeolisAmey as Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales & Borders franchise and the South Wales Metro network. The contract will be signed...
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THE introduction of a greatly-expanded timetable on the cross-London Thameslink on May 20, which has seen a 13% increase in the number of trains operated each day, and the retiming of most services on the...
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THE Transdev subsidiary North West Rail (NWB) has been chosen by Hannover’s Regional Assembly to operate the 10-line Hannover S-Bahn network totalling 9.1 million train-km annually.Bids were submitted by NWB, incumbent operator DB Regio, Keolis...
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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 in Germany on May 2. GTR...
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CALIFORNIA’s San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply four Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives for Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) commuter services. The Charger is equipped with a 3.28MW Cummins QSK 95...
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THE Australian federal government and the state of Western Australian have released a joint statement announcing the allocation of $A 3.2bn ($US 2.4bn) in this month’s 2018-19 federal budget for infrastructure development in the state,...
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PUBLIC Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has issued a request for prequalification for a $A 1.6bn ($US 1.4bn) tender to supply a fleet of 17 six-car EMUs for its Metronet project plus 24 six-car...
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CRRC Qingdao Sifang confirmed on April 24 that it has signed a $US 277.9m contract with Argentina’s Ministry of Transport to supply 200 EMU cars for the Buenos Aires suburban network. The 1676mm gauge vehicles will...