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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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Nokia’s communications network to support railway operations on Malaysia’s first mass rapid transit line

Nokia's communications network to support railway operations on Malaysia's first mass rapid transit line

Nokia has supplied a mission-critical communications network to LG CNS – a Korea-based systems integrator – that is providing essential support for railway operations on the new SBK line that will ultimately cover 51 km and serve the 1.2 million residents in and around Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The Northern …

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Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h

Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint first successful run at 80 km/h

Alstom has successfully performed the first test run at 80 km/h of the world’s only fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint on its own test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months before the Coradia iLint …

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Thales to upgrade and extend Dubai metro Red Line signalling systems

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Thales has been selected by Alstom (leader of Expolink consortium), and Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to deliver the systems’ extension and upgrade of the Dubai metro’s Red Line. The Red Line is one of the longest driverless metro lines in the world and will be used by the …

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Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ), part of Transmashholding, has presented a prototype of a triple-unit freight locomotive designed specifically for operations on the Baikal-Amur Railway. The 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, available in triple or in double unit variant, will continuously haul 7100-tonne freight trains on the 2800 km-long Taksimo-Sovetskaya Gavan route. 3TE25K2M locomotive units are equipped with a 3.1MW diesel …

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Alstom to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trains to Victoria

Alstom to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trains to Victoria

Alstom has signed a contract worth around €100 million with Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the State’s public transport authority, to supply nine additional X’Trapolis trainsets for Melbourne’s suburban rail network. This will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002. The …

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ABB wins $70 million in equipment orders to expand European rail fleets

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ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail operators. The new equipment will enable more sustainable regional and suburban transit in urban areas with improved intercity connections, less congestion and reduced emissions. ABB traction systems …

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DB Cargo and Toshiba agree collaboration on freight locomotives

DB Cargo and Toshiba agree collaboration on freight locomotives

DB Cargo is planning to work with Toshiba technology company to test the use of hybrid technology in freight locomotives. A feasibility study on the joint development will first be carried out, and DB Cargo will later acquire 100 new hybrid locomotives equipped with a diesel engine and a high-performance …

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UNIFE signs joint declaration for ambitious EU industrial strategy

UNIFE signs joint declaration for ambitious EU industrial strategy

UNIFE has joined 91 industry associations who have issued a call for European Commission to support an ambitious EU industrial strategy. Europe is the cradle of the manufacturing industry and has been at the forefront of industrial revolutions and technological innovations. The industry directly employs over 34 million people across …

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European Anti-Fraud Office finds serious irregularities in contracts for Budapest Metro Line 4 project 

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Hungarian Government has made public the investigation carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in relation to irregularities identified in Budapest Metro Line 4 project implementation. OLAF investigations has revealed a conflict of interests in the HUF 22.9 bn contract signed with Alstom Transport, for which a financial correction of 100% should be applied. “There is …

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