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Iran orders 450 DMU cars from Hyundai Rotem HYUNDAI Rotem announced on December 4 that it has been awarded a Won 929.3bn ($US 856m) contract by Iranian Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) to supply 150 three-car DMUs for Raja Passenger Train Company.
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Despite continuing political problems, the Brazilian economy is beginning to recover after two years of recession, with a 2.4% increase in GDP predicted for 2018. As Renata Passos reports, the return to economic growth is...
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BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract. The cars will be formed into 10 six-car...
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THE Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has agreed a new public transport plan for 2018-2020 which includes the almost total renewal of the train fleet by 2019. The deal was signed on December 11 by the region’s...
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DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has issued a call for tenders for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of 36 standard-gauge cars for its Airport Express metro line. The tender also calls for training. The 22.5km Airport...
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JAPAN’s Transport Safety Board has launched an investigation after bogie cracks and an oil leak were discovered on a West Japan Railway Company (JR West) N700 Series Shinkansen train while operating a Hakata - Tokyo...
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WEST Midlands Trains, a joint venture of Abellio, JR East and Mitsui, has finalised two orders worth £680m for 107 new trains with Bombardier and CAF for the new West Midlands franchise, which started on...
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THE first four out of 17 Evo Pendolino trains being supplied by Alstom to Italy’s open-access high-speed operator NTV entered service on December 7 between Rome and Venice. With the start of the new timetable on...
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HYUNDAI-Rotem, Korea, has received a Won 156.5bn ($US 143m) contract to supply 120 cars for operation on the new Line M7 of the Istanbul metro. The trains will be manufactured at Hyundai-Rotem’s plant in Turkey and...
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THE first five 250km/h ICE4 series-production trains which Siemens is supplying to German Rail (DB) entered regular passenger service on December 10 on the Hamburg - Munich and Hamburg - Frankfurt - Stuttgart main lines. DB...
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THE first three trains built in India by Bombardier Transportation for the TransLink commuter network in the Australian state of Queensland entered service on the Brisbane - Gold Coast and Airport lines on December 11. The...

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