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THE first ACS-64 electric locomotive for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) has left Siemens’ plant in Sacramento, California, bound for Philadelphia.
A STUDY by the Alliance of New Rail Entrants (AllRail) puts Austria’s rail regulator Schienen-Control at the bottom of a list of 15 European rail regulators when it comes to…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 09:34

LIRR launches tender for East Side Access EMUs

LONG Island Rail Road (LIRR), a subsidiary of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA), has invited companies to prequalify for a tender to design, build, test, and deliver type M-9A…
QATAR Rail has awarded a €3bn contract to RKH Qitarat to operate and maintain both the Doha metro and the Lusail light rail network north of the Qatari capital for…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 04:50

TX Logistik establishes Swiss subsidiary

TX Logistik, a subsidiary of the FS rail freight unit Mercitalia, will provide traction for all of its operations in Switzerland on December 10, when the company’s newly-established Swiss subsidiary…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 09:23

Iraq signs urban rail pact with Alstom

THE Iraqi government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alstom for the development of a light rail line in Baghdad and a two-line metro in Basra.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:43

Odakyu Railway unveils Graceful Super Express

JAPAN’s Odakyu Electric Railway unveiled its new series 70000 “Graceful Super Express” EMU for Romancecar luxury limited express services on December 5.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:46

Alstom consortium to complete Cuenca LRT

THE Autonomous Municipal Decentralised Government of Cuenca, Ecuador, has selected the ACTN Consortium to complete the civil works for a 10km light rail line with 27 stations in this Unesco…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:52

Nanjing opens suburban metro Line S3

NANJING added a third suburban line to its metro network on December 6 with the start of trial passenger operation on the 37.5km Line S3, which serves the southwest of…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:28

Chengdu inaugurates orbital metro line

CHENGDU added an orbital line to its metro network on December 6 with the start of trial passenger operation on the 38.6km Line 7.
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