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New line-up of bidders for British HS2 train contract BOMBARDIER Transportation and Hitachi Rail have agreed to join forces to bid for a £2.75bn contract to supply a minimum of 54 360km/h trains for operation on Phase 1 of Britain’s HS2 high-speed line linking London and Birmingham, and CAF has been invited to bid.
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THE Polish city of Olsztyn signed a Zlotys 108m ($US 29m) contract with Durmazlar, Turkey, on July 18 for 12 low-floor trams, with a Zlotys 98m option for a further 12 vehicles. The first two vehicles...
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While US federal funding is fairly certain for transit systems in the short term, a potential crisis is looming to address a huge $US 90bn investment backlog identified by the Department of Transportation. The American...
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HITACHI Rail Italy (HRI) signed an €87m contract on July 16 to supply 12 Leonardo trains for use on Line 2 of the Milan Metro, in addition to the 60 trains previously ordered by Milan Transport (ATM)...
rolling-stock-shortage-forces-widespread-train-cancellations-in-portugal
PORTUGUESE Trains (CP) has publicly announced that a lack of serviceable rolling stock will force it to cut a number of services, starting in August. CP’s rolling stock problems come at a time when the...
ec-launches-investigation-into-siemens-alstom-merger
THE European Commission (EC) confirmed on July 13 that it has launched an “in-depth” investigation into the merger of Siemens mobility and Alstom amid concerns that the combination may adversely affect competition in the signalling...
irish-government-backs-rail-development-for-dublin
A new north-south metro line and an enhanced commuter network for Dublin are key elements of the Irish government’s €10bn capital investment plan for infrastructure up to 2027. Kevin Smith met Anne Graham, CEO of...
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TALGO, Spain, has awarded a Yuan 60m ($US 8.9m) contract to CRRC Sifang to supply train infotainment systems and the two companies have signed a 10-year strategic cooperation agreement whereby CRRC Sifang will become the...
alstom’s-ilint-hydrogen-train-certified-for-operation-in-germany
ALSTOM’s Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell passenger train has been granted approval by the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) for commercial operation in Germany.EBA president Mr Gerald Hörster presented Alstom with the certification at the...
stadler-signs-15-year-maintenance-contact-with-arriva-netherlands
ARRIVA Netherlands has signed a 15-year contract with Stadler to service and maintain the 18 new Wink electro-diesel multiple units and 51 refurbished GTW DMUs, managed by Arriva, which will operate on the Noordelijke Lines...
slovakia-approves-budamar-and-optifin-merger-with-tatravagónka-acquisition
SLOVAKIA’s competition authority has approved the merger of Budamar Logistics and Optifin Invest with the joint acquisition of freight wagon manufacturer Tatravagónka.The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic says it assessed the effects of the...

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