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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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Polish OT Logistics submits sole bid for Montecargo privatisation

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Polish company OT Logistics has submit the only bid for a 51% stake in state-owned rail freight operator AD Montecargo. OT Logistics offered EUR 2.5 million euros, with the opportunity to subscribe for new shares through a capital increase, as well as the right to acquire additional shares held by the State of …

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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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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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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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Key CEF grant agreements for Bulgarian and Romanian rail projects signed

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Romania and Bulgaria have signed with INEA -Innovation and Networks Executive Agency two key CEF grant agreements for key rail infrastructure projects. Bulgarian National railway infrastructure company (NRIC) has received over EUR 151 million of funding for important upgrades to a 24.4 km rail section between Kostenets and Septemvri on the Orient-East …

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Hong Kong Kwun Tong Line extension enters revenue service

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The Hong Kong metro Kwun Tong Line extension entered into revenue service on Sunday 23 October. Alstom supplied the signalling solution and infrastructure to MTR, the Hong Kong’s metro network operator who awarded Alstom the project back in 2012. The Kwun Tong Line extension (KTE) is 2.6 km long, adding …

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Budapest air-rail link feasibility study completed

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The feasibility study for the railway line connecting Budapest Ferenc Liszt international airport to the city has been completed, stated the Hungarian Minister of National Development (Világgazdaság). A 22 km electrified double line will link Kőbánya-Kispest, the southern terminus of the Metro Line 3 (North-South line) to the town of Monor, circling the airport. The new direct connection will also …

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EUR 50 million EIB loan for upgrading Moldovan railways

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 50m to the Republic of Moldova to finance the improvement and modernisation of Moldova’s railway network and rolling stock. The project has received a 5 million EUR investment grant from the European Union, and is co-financed with the EBRD. This is the …

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Argentina plans USD 14bn investments in metropolitan rail transport

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Argentine Ministry of Transport plans to invest USD 14bn in developing the rail infrastructure of Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA). Until 2023, AMBA’ s 851 km long rail network will undergo major modernisation works. The core of the project is the Red de Expresos Regionales (RER), the mega-engineering project that will connect AMBA lines via a network of tunnels …

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Talgo trains finally enter service in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Federal Railways (ZFBH) have introduced into service today its Talgo tilting trainsets on Sarajevo – Doboj route. The BH Voz (BH train) has 237 seats (200 II class, 36 I class, and one seat for people with disables).  ZFBH is negotiating with Croatian Railways the introduction of BH train on Sarajevo-Zagreb international route starting with 2016/2017 timetable. …

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