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Friday, 24 November 2017 11:36

Bombardier rolls out final Electrostar EMU

A ceremony was held at Bombardier’s Derby plant on November 24 to mark the completion of the 2805th and final Electrostar EMU vehicle.
THE first of 20 three-car Inspiro trains for the initial phase of Sofia metro Line 3 was unveiled at the Newag plant in Nowy Sacz, Poland, on November 15.
DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail has prepared the Betuweroute freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the Dutch-German border near Emmerich as a diversionary route for Amsterdam - Frankfurt ICE…
Friday, 24 November 2017 08:59

Roland Bosch named DB Cargo CEO

THE Supervisory Board of DB Cargo has appointed Dr Roland Bosch as CEO with effect from December 1 succeeding Dr Jürgen Wilder, who chose to leave DB Cargo in late…
INDIA’s railways minister Mr Piyush Goyal has set a target for the complete electrification of the country’s mainline network within five years, despite Indian Railways’ (IR) commitment to acquire 1000…
Friday, 24 November 2017 05:34

SNCF develops alternative route to Le Havre

FRENCH infrastructure manager SNCF Network is planning to close the Gisors - Serqueux line in Normandy for two years to enable electrification and modernisation of the 50km line, which will…
SWITZERLAND’s rail freight operators continued to gain market share from road in 2016, according to figures published this week by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Thursday, 23 November 2017 11:23

Bangladesh Railway to order 40 locomotives

BANGLADESH Railways (BR) has issued a call for tender for the supply of 40 1676mm-gauge diesel-electric locomotives. The contract will include commissioning and trial running of the locomotives as well…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:49

SAR to extend passenger services to Hail

THE governor of Hail region, Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad officially inaugurated the new station at Hail on Saudi Railways Company’s (SAR) North-South Railway on November 22 ahead of…
BRITAIN’s National Audit Office says that the £7bn Thameslink project to upgrade routes through London has a realistic prospect of delivering value for money, but the Department for Transport (DfT)…
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