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Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:09

Britain’s c2c franchise orders Aventra EMUs

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.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:32

Emilia-Romagna to renew regional train fleet

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.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:24

Stuttgart opens extension to LRT Line U12

STUTTGART Tramways (SSB) opened a northern extension to light rail Line U12 on December 9 from Hallschlag to Wagrainäcker to connect with line U14 and made several changes to its…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:15

Ouigo serves central Paris for the first time

FRENCH National Railways’ (SNCF) low-cost high-speed service, Ouigo, launched services from central Paris for the first time with the start of the new timetable on December 10.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 06:37

New Manchester cross-city link opens

THE £85m Ordsall Chord project, to provide Manchester with a cross-city mainline rail link, opened on December 10.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:49

Vossloh completes financial restructuring

VOSSLOH has completed its financial restructuring by concluding a new €150m five-year syndicated loan in the form of a revolving credit. The loan has two options to extend the final…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:02

Puglia electrification project approved

THE President of Italy’s Puglia region, Mr Michele Emiliano, has announced that a 189km section of South East Railway (FSE) in the Salento area will be electrified.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:40

Keolis takes over Teutoburger-Wald-Network

KEOLIS commenced operation of the 15-year Teutoburger-Wald-Network (TWN) concession in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, on December 10.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:43

New West Midlands franchise orders 107 trains

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…
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:02

New cross-border tram line opens in Basle

A new SFr 87m ($US 87.7m) tram link between the Swiss city of Basle and the French town of St Louis in Alsace was officially opened on December 9 after…
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