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Next-generation Berlin S-Bahn train revealed SIEMENS and Stadler provided the first glimpse of the next generation of rolling stock for the Berlin S-Bahn network on June 27 with the rollout of the first completed class 484 half-set Stadler’s Pankow plant.
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THE state government of South Australia and the Australian government have formalised an agreement that will see $A 220m ($US 163.3m) of federal funding provided towards full electrification of the 78km line linking Adelaide and...
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Caltrain is embarking on exciting electrification and rolling stock replacement programmes, which will enhance commuter services in the Bay Area. But as Paul Ash reports from California, it has been far from plain sailing to...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has released details of its plans to more than triple the size of Gare du Nord, Paris’ busiest station, by 2023 in time for the Olympic Games which will be staged...
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THE Norwegian minister of transport, Mr Ketil Solvik-Olsen, has announced the introduction of additional services on the Østfold line to help ease congestion and delays on the route, as well as improvements to the Wi-Fi...
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THE New Zealand government has signalled its intention to increase investment in rail projects and reduce highway spending in its 10-year government policy statement (GPS) on land transport released on June 28, the first published...
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ILE-DE-FRANCE Mobility, Paris Transport Authority (RATP) and French National Railways (SNCF) have issued a call for tenders for a contract to supply up to 180 new trains to replace the fleet of MI 79/84 (Z8100/Z8400)...
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SIEMENS and Stadler provided the first glimpse of the next generation of rolling stock for the Berlin S-Bahn network on June 27 with the rollout of the first completed class 484 half-set Stadler’s Pankow plant. In...
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STADLER confirmed on June 26 that production of aluminium carbodies will begin shortly for the fleet of class 777 EMUs for Liverpool’s Merseyrail suburban network. Stadler was awarded a contract by Merseytravel in February 2017 to...
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THE city of Gatineau, Quebec, has unveiled proposals for a 26km light rail network which, according to its promoters, will help encourage movement of the population in the west of the city to downtown Gatineau...
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KOREA's national operator Korail opened the 23.3km-long Seohae Line in Gyeonggi Province on June 16, with the new commuter line located east of the capital and connected to the Seoul Metropolitan network. Originally named the...

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