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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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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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Network Rail awards £49m electrification contract to Carillion JV

Network Rail awards £49m electrification contract to Carillion JV

Network Rail has awarded Carillion Powerlines Ltd a £49m contract to deliver the electrification of the Shotts line between Holytown Junction and Midcalder Junction. The project will deliver 74km of railway electrified, as part of a wider £160m Scottish Government investment in the line between Scotland’s largest cities. The contract covers the …

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Akiem acquires German company mgw Service

Akiem acquires German company mgw Service

Akiem has acquired German company mgw Service, a major independent player in electric and diesel locomotive maintenance in Europe. The transaction covers the entire share capital of mgw Service and was signed at the end of 2016 by Antje Wallraff and Klaus Weiss, the founding partners and heads of mgw …

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SNCF selects Alstom-Bombardier consortium for EUR 3.75 bn rolling stock contract

SNCF selects Alstom-Bombardier consortium for EUR 3.5 bn rolling stock contract

SNCF has selected the Alstom-Bombardier consortium to renew the trains on lines D and E of the Île-de-France network. This contract for 255 trains (130 for the RER D and 125 for the RER E), worth an estimated 3.75 billion euros, is the largest contract ever financed by STIF. For …

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Record number of containers transported on China-Germany route in 2016

Record number of containers transported on China-Germany route in 2016

Deutsche Bahn transported a record number of more than 40,000 containers by rail between Germany and China in 2016. “We transported more than 40,000 containers – the largest volume of freight ever – across the world’s longest rail route,” said Ronald Pofalla, Board Member for Economic, Legal and Regulatory Affairs …

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Siemens to modernize first section of Lima metro Line 1

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Siemens will provide the complete traction power supply for the first section of metro line 1 in Lima, which covers around nine kilometers. The modern power supply, upgrading of existing overhead contact line system and modifications to electrification in the depots will increase both the availability and the cost-effectiveness of the …

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Alstom to provide maintenance to freight locomotives of Ferromex Grupo Mexico

Alstom to provide maintenance to freight locomotives of Ferromex Grupo Mexico

Alstom has been awarded a contract by Ferromex Grupo Mexico to provide preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance for 219 freight locomotives, originally manufactured by Electromotive Diesel Corporation (EMD) and GE, for a five year period. The scope of Alstom’s services includes the application of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) technologies, oil and vibration analyses. Thanks …

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Hyundai Rotem offers financing solution for Cairo Metro projects

Hyundai Rotem offers financing solution for Cairo Metro projects

Hyundai Rotem has presented the Egyptian Transport Ministry an offer for financing the acquisition of the 64 new trains for Cairo Metro Line 3. The financing proposal was discussed during a meeting between Egyptian Minister of Transport Galal Al Saeed and Yoon Soon-Gu, South Korean ambassador to Cairo, focused on increasing bilateral cooperation between the two …

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