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BRITISH train operator Great Western Railway (GWR) launched its new fleet of Hitachi class 802 bi-mode trains on August 17 with a media run from Penzance to Exeter.
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has placed an initial €375m order for eight day trains and 13 night trains as part of a €1.5bn framework agreement it has signed with Siemens…
APPENZELL Railways (AB), Switzerland, began operating the first of 11 Tango LRVs in passenger service on the Teufen - Appenzell line on August 15, four months after the vehicle was…
THE first Alstom Citadis 305 LRV for Kaohsiung left Alstom’s plant in La Rochelle, France, on July 25 on the initial leg of its journey to Taiwan.
GERMAN Rail (DB) and VTG have released the interim results of the “Innovative Freight Wagon” research project to construct and test lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient freight wagons, with four…
THE Hungarian government has approved financing through the EU-funded Integrated Transport Operational Programme for the purchase of eight additional Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs for national passenger operator MÁV-Start.
CZECH Railways (ČD) has launched an international tender for up to 120 new trains with an estimated value of up to Koruna 14.8bn ($US 650m) as it seeks to strengthen…
LOWER Saxony Transport Authority (LNVG) published a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union on August 14 for a tender for a new fleet of double-deck EMUs,…
BULGARIAN State Railways (BDZ) subsidiary BDZ Passenger Transport has invited four rolling stock suppliers to bid for a contract to supply at least 42 EMUs following the approval of the…
OSTRAVA Public Transport (DPO) began commercial operations with its new Stadler Tango LRVs on August 13, following two months of testing.
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