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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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Deutsche Bahn reports improved profits in H1 2016

Deutsche Bahn to make extensive ticket distribution practice changes

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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CFR SA receives six offers in EUR 9.5 million tender for feasibility study on rail modernisation

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Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager, CFR SA has received six offers in the EUR 9.5 million tender for “Feasibility study for the rehabilitation of Craiova-Drobeta Turnu Severin-Caransebes railway section, part of Orient/East-Med Corridor” project.  The six consortia and companies that have submitted offers are: – ITALFERR SpA – SC ISPCF – SC ITALROM Ing …

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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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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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Slovenian Railways to provide wireless internet access at stations and on trains

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Slovenian Railways plans to provide wireless internet access at main stations and on trains starting with June this year. The company has presented the results of a pilot project to investigate internet access solutions on trains travelling between Kranj and Ljubljana stations. According to the company, passengers enjoyed a seamless web connection and the technology …

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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff secures £15m HS2 contract 

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Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed to deliver railway systems designs and engineering for HS2 Phase 2 in a contract worth c.£15m over five years. Its work begins immediately on the first 50 miles of track from Birmingham to Crewe (known as package 2a). A multidisciplinary  team  of engineers and planners …

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EUR 115 million for modernising the Silesian railway network

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Polish infrastructure manager PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has announced a tender for the modernisation of important railway lines in Silesia, part of Chybie – Żory – Rybnik – Nędza / Turze route. The value of the tender is PLN 500 million (EUR 115 million). The project will be financed under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and …

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