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Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail to form a new company


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


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


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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China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation may seek acquisitions in Brazil


China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) may seek acquisitions in order to expand on the Brazilian rail market, informs Technologistica. CRRC is interested in acquiring a Brazilian company and in launching rail equipment manufacturing activities locally, Vice-President Jun Wang said. In spite of the fact that road transport is predominant in the country, the company believes in the competitive potential of railways in the …

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Federal Transit Administration issues final Buy America Policy

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA)  issued on the 1st of September final Buy America policy guidance advising transit agencies and transit vehicle manufacturers how to implement a phased increase in domestic content requirements for transit rolling stock procurements from 60 percent to more than 70 …

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Alstom to maintain Ottawa’s LRT system


Rideau Transit Maintenance General Partnership (RTM) has selected Alstom to maintain the city of Ottawa’s light rail transit system, called the O-Train Confederation Line. The approximately €125 million (CAD$180 million) contract follows a contract signed in 2013 to supply 34 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles to the city of Ottawa. Alstom will …

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Amtrak to invest $2.45 bn in new high-speed trains and infrastructure upgrades


Amtrak has contracted Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. Alstom will also provide long-term technical support and supply spare components and parts for the maintenance of the new trainsets. The contract is part of $2.45 billion that will …

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Bombardier to supply 125 BiLevel rail cars to Metrolinx

Bombardier to supply 125 BiLevel rail cars to Metrolinx

Metrolinx, the Province of Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), has exercised the option for the purchase of an additional 125 next-generation BOMBARDIER BiLevel commuter rail cars for service with GO Transit in Toronto. This order is valued at $428 million CAD ($328 million US, …

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Alstom to supply Metropolis trainsets and cars for Lima Metro Line 1

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Alstom has signed a contract worth around €200 million with Graña y Montero Ferrovias to supply 120 Metropolis cars (20 trainsets) for the line 1 of Lima Metro as well as 19 new cars to complete the existing trainsets already in service on the same line. The delivery of the …

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MTA to issue RFP for the construction of 1,025 new subway cars


Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo has unveiled the design features of 1,025 new and reimagined subway cars and announced that the first of several Requests for Proposals, including for the renovation of New York Metropolitan Area subway stations, will be issued this week. The  investments are part of the $27 billion, …

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