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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

Hungary approves next rail projects to be proposed for CEF funding

The Hungarian government has approved a list of railway projects to be proposed for funding under EU’s open Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call. The largest investment project is the upgrading of Békéscsaba (excl.) – Lőkösháza (country border) railway line section, including the construction of a second track. The value of the project is HUF …

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St Petersburg Metro to attract RUB 20 bn for development projects

St. Petersburg Metro launches tender for 27 new metro trains

St Petersburg Metro plans to attract RUB 20 bn (EUR 325 million) for rolling stock and infrastructure development projects until 2021. From 2016 to 2021 years, St Petersburg Metro plans RUB 20.4 billion investments. The company will obtain a RUB 12.4 billion loan for the purchase of rolling stock to operate on Line 3. Another RUB …

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European Anti-Fraud Office finds serious irregularities in contracts for Budapest Metro Line 4 project 

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Hungarian Government has made public the investigation carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in relation to irregularities identified in Budapest Metro Line 4 project implementation. OLAF investigations has revealed a conflict of interests in the HUF 22.9 bn contract signed with Alstom Transport, for which a financial correction of 100% should be applied. “There is …

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GTh1 gas turbine locomotive enters regular service in Russia

GTh1 gas turbine locomotive enters regular service in Russia

Russian Railways (RZD) subsidiary Sverdlovsk Railway has introduced into operation the LNG gas turbine GTh1-002 freight locomotive on Egorshino – Alapayevsk – Serov -Marshaling Yard rail line.  In May 2016, GTh1-002 successfully pulled a train weighing 9,000 tons along the 700 km long Surgut – Voinovka rail section, without refueling at intermediate stations. In the …

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Alstom to supply traction, static inverter and train control monitoring systems for Shanghai metro line 2

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Shanghai Shentong has awarded Alstom a EUR 17 million contract by to supply traction systems, static inverters (SIV), and train control monitoring systems (TCMS) for 64 new metro cars destined to circulate on Shanghai metro line 2. The new metro cars will extend 16 existing metro trainsets from four cars to …

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200 Siemens locomotives for ÖBB

Die Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) haben mit Siemens einen Rahmenvertrag über die Lieferung von bis zu 200 Lokomotiven des Typs Vectron abgeschlossen. Es können bis zu 100 Wechselstrom (AC)-Lokomotiven, 50 Wechselstrom (AC)-Lokomotiven mit Dieselpower-Modul und 50 Mehrsystem (MS)-Lokomotiven abgerufen werden. Bei Vertragsschluss wurden 30 Vectron MS fest bestellt. Die Fahrzeuge sollen im Siemens-Werk in München, gefertigt werden. Die Auslieferung der ersten Fahrzeuge beginnt im Sommer 2018.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order for 30 MS locomotives was placed at the signing. The locomotives will be built in the Siemens plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. The first units are to be delivered beginning in summer of 2018.

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) has signed a framework contract with Siemens for the delivery of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. Under the contract, up to 100 alternating current (AC) locomotives, 50 alternating current (AC) locomotives with diesel power modules, and 50 multisystem (MS) locomotives can be called up. A firm order …

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Czech Railways buys long-distance passenger coaches from ÖBB

Czech Railways buys long-distance passenger coaches from ÖBB

Czech Railways (ČD) has purchased 47 long-distance passenger coaches from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). The UIC Z1 coaches are equipped with air-conditioning, 230V power sockets, and can reach speeds of up to 200 km/h.   The coaches could service routes to Germany and Austria and also in the news future to Poland, after the …

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Alstom delivers first metro trainset to Guadalajara in Mexico

Alstom delivers first metro trainset to Guadalajara in Mexico

Alstom, in partnership with CPVM, a company part of OHL group, delivered on January 24th to the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transporte (SCT) the first of the 18 Metropolis trains that will circulate on the new Line 3 of Guadalajara metro network. Line 3 – which will be operated by the …

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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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Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Polish Bydgoszcz City has selected local rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for the contract to supply 18 low-floor tramways, following a tender announced in November. The new Swing (122 NaB) fleet includes 15 vehicles of over 30 meters-long and another three of 19 m-long. The 5 car composition tram will accommodate up to …

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