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Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail to form a new company


Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail Management GmbH have announced plans to form a new company, Greenbrier-Astra Rail, that will create an end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar manufacturing, engineering and repair business.  The combined enterprise will be formed between Greenbrier’s European operations headquartered in Swidnica, Poland and Astra Rail based in Germany …

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Alstom presents its Coradia Polyvalent regional train for Romania


Alstom has presented its Coradia Polyvalent regional train to be used by Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager CFR SA. Designed and produced in France, the train, especially built for Romania, is fully functional but without interior fittings. The design, configuration and fitting of its interiors will be entirely performed locally …

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Škoda Vagonka double-deck EMU to enter passenger operations trial in Lithuania


Škoda Vagonka has delivered the first of three EJ 575 double-deck EMUs ordered by Lithuanian Railways. The new CityElefant EMU will enter passenger operations trial on Vilnius – Kaunas route. The new trains are intended for regular cross-border services between Vilnius and the Belarussian capital, Minsk. Delivery of the two remaining units is to be completed in Spring 2017. Lithuanian Railways …

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St. Petersburg Metro announces tender for 40 metro cars


St. Petersburg Metro has announced a new RUB 3.9 bn tender for the acquisition of five eight-car metro trains. The trains powered by asynchronous traction motors will enter service on Line 1.  Deliveries are expected between January – April 2018. According to the tender documents the level of production localisation of the rolling stock should not be …

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The French Government, Alstom present plan to maintain the railway activities on Belfort site

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Christophe Sirugue, French Minister of State for the Industry and Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom Chairman and CEO, presented today in Belfort a plan to maintain the railway and industrial activities on Belfort site. The axes have been identified and constitute an alternative plan compared to the previous plan: announcements of orders, …

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Chinese-Georgian JV to supply 28 freight locomotives to Georgian Railways

Chinese-Georgian JV to supply 28 freight locomotives to Georgian Railways

Georgian Railways has signed an agreement with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) for the supply of  28 electric freight locomotives with asynchronous traction motors. CRRC ZELC and Georgia’s BMI Partners and AS Group 1990 have established a joint venture company specialising in the production of rolling stock. The companies will invest about USD 20 million in the …

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Argentina plans USD 14bn investments in metropolitan rail transport


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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CRRC to supply EMUs to Leo Express


Czech rail passenger operator Leo Express has signed a framework agreement with the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive for the supply of three EMUs, with an options for additional 30 units. The delivery of the first trainsets is scheduled for mid 2018. “We are pleased to work for our first order in the European Union with LEO …

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Ingeteam, Schalke to collaborate on new platform of shunting locomotives


Ingeteam will supply the German company Schalker Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik (Schalke) with traction converters and other equipment for the new platform of multi-system service and shunting locomotives, offered mainly for urban rail applications. The solution offered by INGETEAM will make the most efficient match with the SCHALKE ModuTrac platform: thanks to …

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Talgo trains finally enter service in Bosnia-Herzegovina


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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