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Strabag-led consortium signs EUR 85 million rail contract in Poland

Strabag-led consortium signs EUR 85 million rail contract in Poland

PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has signed with STRABAG-led consortium a PLN 370 million (EUR 85 million) contract for the rehabilitation of the 60 km long Chybie – Żory – Rybnik – Nędza/Turze railway section in Silesia. The consortium is formed of Traction PRKil,  STRABAG Sp. zoo, STRABAG Rail as, …

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Deutsche Bahn launches new digital services for ICE passengers

Deutsche Bahn launches new digital services for ICE passengers

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has introduced new digital services for ICE passengers starting with the 1st of January. DB now provides high quality free WLAN in both ICE classes and in the near future the maxdome video streaming service in ICE will be available. Via DB’s portal, ICE passengers will be able to watch 50 …

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Mitsui to participate in UK passenger rail franchise operation

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Mitsui has entered into an agreement with Abellio Transport Group Limited to acquire a 40% stake in the East Anglia franchise. After obtaining regulatory approval, Mitsui will make the relevant capital investment and complete this transaction.       This project operates passenger rail services in the eastern region of …

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Czech Republic takes first step to create European hyperloop connecting to Slovakia

Czech Republic takes first step to create European hyperloop connecting to Slovakia

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop™ system for the city with a focus on connecting Brno and Bratislava, Slovakia, with which HTT already holds a …

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FS Italiane signs Trainose sale and purchase agreement

Italian state railway group is the sole bidder in TrainOSE privatisation

Italian State Railways (FS Italiane) and the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) signed on January 18 the sale and purchase agreement of Greek national train operator Trainose. In July 2016, FS Italiane was declared “preferred investor” by HRDAF which accepted the Eur 45 million offer. “The acquisition of Trainose is an opportunity of …

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First China – UK direct freight train arrives in London

First China - UK direct freight train arrives in London

The first ever direct freight train from China to the UK has arrived today in London, at DB Cargo Eurohub at Barking. The container train with 44 x 40’ boxes ex point of departure Yiwu (ten of the containers are destined for Duisburg and are unloaded there) carries mostly textile goods. It has …

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Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Polish Bydgoszcz City has selected local rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for the contract to supply 18 low-floor tramways, following a tender announced in November. The new Swing (122 NaB) fleet includes 15 vehicles of over 30 meters-long and another three of 19 m-long. The 5 car composition tram will accommodate up to …

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Polish OT Logistics submits sole bid for Montecargo privatisation

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Polish company OT Logistics has submit the only bid for a 51% stake in state-owned rail freight operator AD Montecargo. OT Logistics offered EUR 2.5 million euros, with the opportunity to subscribe for new shares through a capital increase, as well as the right to acquire additional shares held by the State of …

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Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project

Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project

Latvian government supports the first phase of the Daugavpils – Rezekne – Riga via Krustpils railway electrification project proposed by Transport Ministry and Latvian Railways. The total cost of the electrification in Riga’s direction is EUR 519 million, while funding provided under EU’s Cohesion Fund is EUR 347 million. The ambitious electrification project will …

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ÖBB selects Siemens for the 200 electric freight locomotive order

Great Anatolia Logistic Organization and Rail Cargo Austria sign agreement for JV in Germany

Austrian Federal Railways have selected Siemens as preferred bidder in the tender for the supply of up to 200 electric freight locomotives. A 10-day standstill period will be followed by the final award of the contract, informs Austrian Press Agency, citing ÖBB.  The framework contract includes 100 standard four-axle freight locomotives (≥120 …

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