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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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SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) has presented the project for the modenisation and construction of Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection, part of Praha-Kladno rail line.  The project includes the modernization, double-tracking and electrification of the existing 3.8 km single-track Prague Veleslavín – Prague Ruzyně section, the construction of a new 5.5 …

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Talgo to supply 15 high-speed trains to RENFE

Talgo to supply 15 high-speed trains to RENFE

Spanish railways operator Renfe has awarded Talgo a €78n milliom contract for the supply of 15 very high-speed trains and to maintain this fleet for 30 years. The contract includes an option to buy a second block of 15 additional units and to extend the maintenance period 10 additional years. …

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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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Deutsche Bahn reports improved profits in H1 2016

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Deutsche Bahn has reported more improved figures for the first half of 2016, its revenues reaching EUR 20.03 billion, up nearly 0.2% year on year. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by EUR 117 million, or 13.1%, to EUR 1.007 billion. In long-distance rail passenger transport, passenger numbers rose by 6.4 million, or 10.6%, year …

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Azerbaijan Railways, Siemens agree to expand cooperation 

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Azerbaijan Railways and Siemens have agreed to expand strategic cooperation, during a meeting organised on the 20th of July. Javid Gurbanov, General Manager of Azerbaijan Railways presented to the German delegation led by William Wilson, ‎Siemens Head of Sales,  the reforms implemented by the company and the works carried out for realization of “East-West” and “North-South” international transport corridors. Siemens, AZƏRSIS-Baku and …

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Akiem orders 52 TRAXX Locomotives

Akiem orders 52 TRAXX Locomotives

Rolling stock leasing company Akiem and Bombardier Transportation have signed a framework agreement for 52 BOMBARDIER TRAXX AC and MS* locomotives with options for additional call offs. The agreement is conditional upon financial closing related to Akiem Holding. The first batch subject to the fulfillment of the condition of 26 locomotives ordered from this …

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Tokio tests first multilingual guidance app on railways

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation, Keikyu Corporation (Minato-ku, Tokyo), and Yamaha Corporation (Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka) will carry out field testing on Omotenashi Guide, a system developed by Yamaha Corporation that uses acoustic data transmission to send information to smartphones as text in multiple languages (Japanese, English, Chinese- traditional and …

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USD 250m EBRD loan for developing rail transport in Egypt

USD 250m EBRD loan for developing rail transport in Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC) of Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at delivering a significant improvement in the quality of services provided to the Egyptian people in the transport sector. Under the MoU, the EBRD will aim …

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Serbia’s national rail freight operator on the growth path

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Serbia’s national rail freight operator, Srbija Kargo continues its growth trend, posting a RSD 40 million profit in Q1 2016. The profit registered last year during its first five months of activity is about RSD 103 million. Established in August 2015 Srbija Kargo’s surpassed its RSD 148 million revenue target and managed …

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ASELSAN and Indra sign rail cooperation agreement

Turkish defense manufacturer ASELSAN and Spanish Indra have reached an agreement on cooperation regarding “Railway Planning, Traffic Management, Signalling and Control System Projects” for Turkey and International markets. Aside from their defense sector activities, ASELSAN and Indra, who are their own domestic market leaders as well as reliable international market suppliers, …

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Arriva to start new rail services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Arriva to start new rail services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

ARRIVA vlaky express trains will begin operation on Prague – Čerčany – Benešov route starting with February 29.  “Several hundred people commute daily by train from Benešov to Prague. The corridor is repaired and the train journey to the city center is faster compared to bus or car transport. We see great potential, ” said Daniel Adamek, CEO of …

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Europe’s longest driverless subway in Barcelona enters operation

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In Barcelona, the extension of the driverless metro Line 9 has gone into operation. The some 20-kilometer-long line connects the university in the center of the city with Terminal 1 of the El Prat de Llobregat airport. Siemens equipped the line with an automatic train control system for driverless operation. …

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Greenbrier receives orders for 1,800 new railcars 

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Greenbrier Companies announced today that it received new orders for approximately 1,800 railcars valued at nearly $170 million since Sept. 1, 2015, the beginning of the company’s fiscal year. These orders cover a range of diverse railcar types, including automobile carrying railcars, boxcars, large cube covered hopper cars, and non-energy tank …

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Kapsch CarrierCom joins SHIFT²RAIL initiative

Kapsch CarrierCom has announced its participation in the European rail joint technology initiative SHIFT²RAIL. The EU initiative is focused on research and innovation to accelerate the development of new technologies, products and solutions for railways. Kapsch CarrierCom will contribute its expertise to SHIFT²RAIL’s Innovation Program 2 (IP2) which is focused on …

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