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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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ÖBB selects Siemens for the 200 electric freight locomotive order

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Austrian Federal Railways have selected Siemens as preferred bidder in the tender for the supply of up to 200 electric freight locomotives. A 10-day standstill period will be followed by the final award of the contract, informs Austrian Press Agency, citing ÖBB.  The framework contract includes 100 standard four-axle freight locomotives (≥120 …

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BDZ-Passenger Services certifies its on-line ticketing and booking system

BDZ-Passenger Services certifies its on-line ticketing and booking system

The Bulgarian Institute for Metrology has certified the centralized system for on-line ticketing and booking service used by Bulgaria’s national rail passenger operator BDZ-Passenger Services. All the railway stations and bureaus in the country use the system developed and implemented by Information Services JSC . The system allows also buying tickets from …

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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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CRRC Zhuzhou to supply electric locomotives to Macedonian Railways

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Macedonian Railways signed a contract with CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive for the delivery of four electric locomotives. This second project follows a contract for six passenger trainsets manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou. This is the second procurement project implemented by the Macedonian government and the Chinese company after the first project for six new passenger trains. The  EUR 8 million …

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Astra Trans Carpatic, new Romanian rail passenger operator to launch services

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Romanian rolling stock manufacturer Astra Calatori has established new passenger train operator to provide services on the Romanian Railway market, following an investment of EUR 20 million. Astra Trans Carpatic was granted operating licence in December last year and is expected to launch services in mid-January on Bucuresti-Arad route. The rail operator …

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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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UVC to launch mass production of box cars

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United Wagon Company  has obtained a certificate for mass production of box cars, equipped with bogies with increased axle load. Even at stages of development and trial operation, the new rolling stock has aroused interest in railway operators to purchase it. Box car of model 11-6874 is a new type …

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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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