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Bombardier signs major rolling stock and maintenance contracts for Transport for London’s LOTRAIN Project

Bombardier Transportation has signed two contracts with Transport for London (TfL) to build and maintain 45 four-car new electric multiple units (EMUs). The first contract is a Manufacturing and Supply Agreement (MSA) covering the design, manufacture, commissioning and entry into service of 180 new vehicles, and the second is a …

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The Rhenus Group acquires shares in LTE

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The Rhenus Rail business unit is becoming more international: national companies in seven European countries will in future expand the services offered by the Rhenus Group as a result of the acquisition of 50 percent of the shares in LTE Logistik- und Transport GmbH. The agreement between Rhenus and LTE …

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New approval systems for rail interoperability and safety

On 30 June 2015, the Council confirmed a deal struck with the European Parliament on faster and less burdensome vehicle authorisation and safety certification procedures for European railways. The European Railway Agency (ERA) will play a key role in this. Together, the updated interoperability and safety directives and ERA regulation …

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Bombardier to provide 162 MOVIA vehicles to India’s Delhi Metro

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Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to supply 162 BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). The new trains will increase the number of DMRC’s existing fleet of MOVIA metros from 614 to 776 and make it one of the largest metro fleets in the world. …

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Mechel certifies rails to be supplied to Russian Railways

Mechel becomes potential rails supplier for Deutsche Bahn

Mechel has obtained a certificate of compliance with the requirements of the Customs Union’s Technical Regulations for its rails of up to 100 meters in length. This certificate will enable the company to begin supplying Russian Railways OAO with Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (CMP)’s products. The certificate was granted by the Federal Railway …

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Moldovan Railway seeks consultant for assistance in the implementation of an Energy Efficiency Programme

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is in the process of providing a sovereign loan to the national railway operator and infrastructure manager Moldovan Railway (CFM). CFM plans to enhance the efficiency and safety of railway services and to improve the overall performance of its railway operations. CFM has identified …

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EC unveils record EUR 13.1 bn investment plan in 276 transport projects

The European Commission has unveiled a record EUR 13.1 billion investment plan in 276 transport projects, selected under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). This investment will unlock additional public and private co-financing for a combined amount of €28.8 billion. Along with the future European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the CEF will play …

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Huawei and Alstom complete world’s first 4G LTE multi-services trials based on CBTC

Huawei and Alstom have announced the successful completion of the world’s first live pilot test of 4G LTE multi-services based on Communications-based Train Control (CBTC), a railway signaling system based on wireless ground-to-train communication. The successful pilot, which covered the unified multi-service capabilities of several systems including CBTC, Passenger Information …

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Ballard signs fuel cell agreement to power trams in China

Ballard Power Systems has announced that it has signed a framework agreement with Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company, Limited (TRC) for development of a new fuel cell module that will be designed to meet the requirements of tram or Ground Transport Vehicle (GTV) applications. The framework agreement contemplates that TRC trams will …

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Ukraine plans to replace obsolete urban public transport rolling stock

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The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have reached an agreement for the co-funding of projects to replace the obsolete rolling stock of municipal public transportation companies in Ukraine for the total amount of 300 million EUR. Based on the based on the proposals from cities, the …

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