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Helsinki West Metro inaugurated AFTER several delays, Finland’s second-largest city Espoo joined the Helsinki metro network on November 18 with the inauguration of the first phase of West Metro, the country’s largest infrastructure project.
Danish ERTMS programme facing seven-year delay IN light of serious difficulties with the installation onboard equipment, the Danish government has pushed back the completion date for the nationwide rollout of ERTMS from 2023 to 2030.
GE to sell Transportation division GENERAL Electric (GE) CEO Mr John Flannery announced on November 13 that the US conglomerate will sell its Transportation business along with its Industrial Solutions and Lighting activities within the next two years as it pursues a more focused strategy.
Nippon Sharyo out, Siemens in for multi-state coach order CALIFORNIA Department of Transportation confirmed on November 8 that Sumitomo Corporation of America will now work with Siemens instead of Nippon Sharyo to deliver a $US 371m order for 137 coaches for California and Illinois.
LNVG and Alstom sign hydrogen fuel cell train contract LOWER Saxony Transport Authority (LNVG) signed a contract with Alstom and gas supplier Linde Group in Wolfsburg on November 9 for a fleet of 14 Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel multiple units, which will replace diesel trains on non-electrified routes in northwest Germany from 2021 onwards.
Tram-train operators plan joint rolling stock procurement OPERATORS of German and Austrian tram-train networks using the so-called Karlsruhe model announced on November 8 that they will pool their resources to jointly order rolling stock for their respective systems.
Auckland rows back on battery train plan AUCKLAND Transport (AT) has retreated on a plan to order 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs) to replace DMUs on suburban services to Pukekohe, opting instead to exercise an option with CAF for 15 additional AM class EMUs.
Five companies shortlisted for HS2 train fleet BRITAIN’s HS2 Ltd has shortlisted five train builders to bid for a contract worth around £2.75bn to design, build and maintain at least 54 360km/h trains for entry into service in 2026 on the London - Birmingham first phase of the planned high-speed network which will eventually extend to Manchester and Leeds.

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November 21, 2017
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November 21, 2017
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November 21, 2017
THE first 54.9m-long Alstom Citadis LRV for Dublin’s Luas light rail network arrived at the city’s Sandyford depot on November 16 after completing its journey from Alstom’s plant in La...
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November 21, 2017
THE president of the French region of Grand Est Mr Jean Rottner, regional vice-president for mobility, infrastructure and transport Mr David Valence and Mr Vincent Téton, regional director for SNCF...
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November 21, 2017
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November 20, 2017
BRITAIN’s prime minister Mrs Teresa May announced during a visit to the West Midlands on November 20 that the government will provide West Midlands Combined Authority with a £250m grant...

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