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Ukrzaliznytsia to invest UAH 108 bln in renewing rolling stock fleet

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Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has approved a UAH 108 bln development strategy for the its rolling stock fleet. As part of the five-year strategy, 96,000 railcars will be modernised, of which 9,000 freight wagons during next year. According to Alexander Paraschiy, Head of Research at Concorde Capital, a local consultancy company, Ukrzaliznytsia always had ambitious …

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Russian Railways to invest €120m in modernising rail stations for 2018 World Cup

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Russian Railways (RZD) will invest RUB 8,4 billion (€120 million) for the modernisation of 31 railway stations in the cities that will host the 2018 World Cup.   Investments will be directed towards increasing security. Additional screening equipment and the latest digital video surveillance cameras will be installed in the …

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Tulpar-Talgo wide-bodyshell cars to enter service in December

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Tulpar-Talgo wide-bodyshell cars will enter service on Astana – Almaty route this year and starting with early next year on Almaty – Shymkent route. The passenger cars have received the certificate of conformity to requirements of Technical Regulations of the Customs Union. Testing was carried out Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, the UK …

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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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Polish Newag and Pesa could merge to gain commercial edge on new markets

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PESA Bydgoszcz and Newag are leaders of the Polish rolling stock market, one of CEE’s most buoyant market in terms of acquisitions. Until now the local market has been fueled by a large number of train and tramway orders financed under EU’s Cohesion Fund. According to an analysis published by Gazeta Wyborcza, …

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Lastochka ES2G EMU gets certified

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Lastochka ES2G EMU manufactured by Ural Locomotives, the Russian joint venture of Siemens and Sinara, has obtained the certification of conformity with the Technical Specifications of the Custom Union. The vehicle is equipped with microprocessor-based control and diagnostics system, air conditioning system and passenger information system supplied by Russian companies.  A certificate was also issued for …

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Alstom to supply traction and train control monitoring systems for Shanghai metro line 10

Alstom to supply traction and train control monitoring systems for Shanghai metro line 10

Alstom has been awarded a EUR 31 million contract to supply traction systems and train control monitoring systems (TCMS) for 156 metro cars of the Shanghai line 10 phase 2. The line is expected to start revenue service in 2018. Line 10 is the first driverless metro line in Shanghai. It …

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Romanian city of Arad plans new investments in tramway transport

Romanian city of Arad plans new investments in tramway transport

Romanian public transport operator CTP Arad has presented for the local press its future investments in the development of tramway system. Tramways represent the main form of public transport in the city, with a passenger market share of approximately 95%. In the near future CTP Arad plans to overhaul 20 GT6 – GT8 …

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Lviv completes new fast tram line and introduces e-ticket system

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The Western Ukrainian city of Lviv will celebrate a big step forward in the modernisation of its public transport with the completion of a fast tram line and the inauguration of a state-of-the-art e-ticket system. The new line – supported with a €6 million loan by the EBRD and a …

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Modernised Phoenix EMU presented in Poland

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Polski Tabor Szynowy (Polish Rolling Stock) and H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych have presented a modernised EMU type EN57.  The Phoenix EMU is designed for regional and suburban transport. The prototype run over 4000 km without any issues during trials. The first ten EMUs will soon enter operation.  H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych is modernising 20 EMUs type EN57 on …

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