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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.
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) issued invitations to negotiate to four prequalified bidders on November 17 for a contract to supply 43 driverless metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The four bidders are:• Alstom• Bombardier•...
nj-transit-launches-tender-for-double-deck-emus
NJ Transit has issued a call for tender for the supply of 113 double-deck EMU cars with a closing date for bids of February 15 2018. NJ Transit also plans to invite bids early in...
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SPANISH operator Renfe is set to begin pilot tests next month of a self-propelled passenger train powered with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in what the operator says are the first such trials in Europe. The tests...
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ITALIAN State Railways’ (FS) freight subsidiary, Mercitalia Rail, and its subsidiary TX Logistix, have agreed to purchase up to 125 new-generation Traxx DC3/MS electric locomotives from Bombardier for a total investment of around €400m, while...
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After years of indecision, Australia’s $A 10bn ($US 7.7bn) Inland Rail project to create a shorter rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane is finally getting underway, as Mark Carter reports.THE idea of an inland rail...
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BALLARD Power Systems announced on November 13 that it has signed an agreement with Siemens to develop a fuel cell propulsion system for Siemens’ Mireo multiple unit.   Under the terms of the development agreement, Ballard will...
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TRENITALIA has placed a €170m order with Alstom for 27 additional Jazz EMUs as part of the continuing renewal of its regional rolling stock fleet. The order is an option from €440m contract for 70 Jazz...
pesa-cedes-krakow-tram-order-to-stadler-solaris
MPK Krakow has opted to award a contract for up to 50 low-floor LRVs to a consortium of Stadler Poland and Solaris after Pesa, the winning bidder in the tender, failed to a submit financial...
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ARRIVA Netherlands has signed a contract with Stadler for 18 Flirt multiple units, which will initially operate on biodiesel on non-electrified lines, with provision for conversion to battery and overhead electric operation. The contract was signed...
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SIEMENS announced on November 10 that it has secured a €56m contract to refurbish the fleet of Desiro EMUs used by British train operator South Western Railway (SWR). The 12-month programme involves the full interior refurbishment...

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