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TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has invited companies to prequalify by January 25 for a three-stage contract to supply a fleet of 96 250km/h trains with a gradual transfer of technology…
TURKEY’s transport, maritime and communications minister Mr Ahmet Arslan announced on November 29 the start of a project to build 500 main line electric locomotives by 2023.
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:22

Bombardier chosen for Duisburg LRV order

DUISBURG Transport Company (DVG) announced on November 29 that it has selected Bombardier as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 47 LRVs for the Duisburg Stadtbahn network.
Friday, 01 December 2017 09:47

RFI awards Sicilian track-doubling contract

ITALY’s infrastructure manager Italian Rail Network (RFI) has awarded a €186m contract for track-doubling and infrastructure modernisation on a 38km section of the Palermo - Catania main line in Sicily.
Friday, 01 December 2017 07:26

New grinding trains enter service in Britain

BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has introduced into operation the first two of three 150m-long grinding trains, which Loram and Colas Rail are supplying under a £36m contract.
THE cost of the controversial Stuttgart 21 project is now expected to rise by a further €1.1bn to €7.6bn, plus a contingency which could take the final bill to around…
Friday, 01 December 2017 06:32

First Hitachi train enters service in Miami

THE first of 24 four-car trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy to Metro-Dade County entered service on the two-line Metrorail network in Miami on November 30.
A double handover ceremony was held at Bombardier’s plant in Kassel, Germany, on November 30 to mark the delivery of the first three Bombardier Traxx AC locomotives from an order…
THE Chinese-Hungarian Railway Nonprofit Company (KMVN) issued a call for tenders on November 27 for contracts to rebuild most of the Hungarian section of the Budapest - Belgrade main line.
Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:57

Norway updates cost estimates for Tromsø line

NORWAY’s Ministry of Transport has instructed the Railway Directorate to update cost estimates for a rail link to Tromsø, the largest city in northern Norway and the third-largest in the…
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