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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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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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Serbia and China sign contract for first phase of Belgrade-Budapest rail line modernisation

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Serbia and China have signed a commercial agreement for the modernisation and construction of the first section of Belgrade-Budapest railway line and a memorandum of understanding for a loan to finance the these works.  JSC Infrastructure Railways of Serbia and a Chinese consortium formed of China Railway International and  China Communications Construction Company …

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Škoda Electric to supply traction equipment for São Paulo monorail

Škoda Electric to supply traction equipment for São Paulo monorail

Škoda Electric will supply traction equipment for ten five-car monorail vehicles to be delivered by Scomi Engineering for Line 17 – Gold São Paulo monorail project in Brazil. Last year, Scomi Engineering (Malaysia) and Skoda signed a cooperation agreement for the joint development of public transport and light rail vehicles.  “We see potential for other …

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ABB to supply 1600 transformers to Alstom for new freight locomotives in India

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ABB has won an order from Alstom to supply 1600 traction transformers for 800 new electric freight locomotives in India. The new locomotives will expand Indian Railways’ capacity, easing congestion on busy routes for both freight and passenger services. The transformers will be manufactured locally in ABB’s Vadodara facility in …

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HS2 Ltd awards contract worth £900 million

HS2 Ltd awards £900 million contracts

UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today (15 November 2016) confirmed the majority of the preferred HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds. He also announced that HS2 Ltd has awarded a £900 million contract to: Area South – CS JV (Costain Group Plc, Skanska Construction …

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Nokia to provide Korea Rail Network Authority with LTE-R network for high-speed railway operation

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Nokia has been selected by the Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) as a supplier for LTE-R mobile broadband network to support railway operations and employee services. The network will be deployed on a railway line between Wonju and Gangneung as part of preparations for the major international sporting event being …

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Transdev selects IVU.rail software for service planning

Transdev selects IVU.rail software for service planning

Transdev Sverige will use the specialised standard software IVU.rail to plan all rail franchises’ trains as of December 2016. Transdev Sverige is one of Sweden’s largest transport companies and has multiple subsidiaries across the entire country. Among others, this includes the long distance train connection Snälltåget, which runs from Åre via Stockholm …

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Tramway system emits half as much CO2 as a BRT diesel system, study reveals

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Alstom and Carbone 4, a consulting company specialised in climate-resilient and low-carbon strategy, presented today the results of a study demonstrating that tramways have a smaller footprint than Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. This occurred in the lead up to COP22 that will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, in which …

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Rail Cargo plans routes expansion between Western Europe and Turkey

Rail Cargo plans routes expansion between Western Europe and Turkey

Rail Cargo Group (RCG) plans to extend their range of rail logistics service to and from Turkey, ensuring optimum rail connections with Central and Western Europe. Whereas currently Rail Cargo Operator runs a thrice-weekly service from Sopron-Halkali, with all traction supplied in-house as far as the Turkish border, an expansion …

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