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RM Rail to supply of freight cars to Cuba

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RM Rail (part of Russian Machines Сorporation managing machine building facilities of Basic Element industrial group) has signed a new contract for the supply of rolling stock to the Republic of Cuba. RM Rail will produce 225 rail cars, including 50 sugar hoppers, 70 60-ft container flat cars and 105 box cars …

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Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

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In a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman called for a new era of investment in Amtrak’s infrastructure, fleet, and stations, which are critical to the operations and future growth of passenger rail. “The time …

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Alstom delivers first metro trainset to Guadalajara in Mexico

Alstom delivers first metro trainset to Guadalajara in Mexico

Alstom, in partnership with CPVM, a company part of OHL group, delivered on January 24th to the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transporte (SCT) the first of the 18 Metropolis trains that will circulate on the new Line 3 of Guadalajara metro network. Line 3 – which will be operated by the …

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Siemens to modernize first section of Lima metro Line 1

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Siemens will provide the complete traction power supply for the first section of metro line 1 in Lima, which covers around nine kilometers. The modern power supply, upgrading of existing overhead contact line system and modifications to electrification in the depots will increase both the availability and the cost-effectiveness of the …

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Alstom to provide maintenance to freight locomotives of Ferromex Grupo Mexico

Alstom to provide maintenance to freight locomotives of Ferromex Grupo Mexico

Alstom has been awarded a contract by Ferromex Grupo Mexico to provide preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance for 219 freight locomotives, originally manufactured by Electromotive Diesel Corporation (EMD) and GE, for a five year period. The scope of Alstom’s services includes the application of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) technologies, oil and vibration analyses. Thanks …

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Siemens to build advanced technology trams for Charlotte Area Transit System

Siemens to build advanced technology trams for Charlotte Area Transit System

Charlotte City Council has selected Siemens to build six new S70 tramways for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), the public transit system operated across Mecklenburg County and four surrounding counties. The S70 streetcars will be designed with advanced hybrid technology that features an industry-leading battery storage system. This technology allows for …

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Škoda Electric to supply traction equipment for São Paulo monorail

Škoda Electric to supply traction equipment for São Paulo monorail

Škoda Electric will supply traction equipment for ten five-car monorail vehicles to be delivered by Scomi Engineering for Line 17 – Gold São Paulo monorail project in Brazil. Last year, Scomi Engineering (Malaysia) and Skoda signed a cooperation agreement for the joint development of public transport and light rail vehicles.  “We see potential for other …

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Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail to form a new company

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Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail Management GmbH have announced plans to form a new company, Greenbrier-Astra Rail, that will create an end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar manufacturing, engineering and repair business.  The combined enterprise will be formed between Greenbrier’s European operations headquartered in Swidnica, Poland and Astra Rail based in Germany …

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Argentina plans USD 14bn investments in metropolitan rail transport

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Argentine Ministry of Transport plans to invest USD 14bn in developing the rail infrastructure of Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA). Until 2023, AMBA’ s 851 km long rail network will undergo major modernisation works. The core of the project is the Red de Expresos Regionales (RER), the mega-engineering project that will connect AMBA lines via a network of tunnels …

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Bombardier and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation to expand cooperation

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Bombardier Transportation and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), have signed a strategic agreement to expand and deepen their relationship. The agreement establishes a framework for the companies to leverage their complementary strengths for selected projects in order to provide additional value to customers, better serve the growing global rail …

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