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Alstom to supply Citadis trams for Strasbourg Transport Company
23 October 2014 French train manufacturer Alstom has signed a framework agreement with Strasbourg’s Communauté des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS) for the delivery of 50 Citadis...

Germany's SSB selects IBM Cloud to improve SAP applications performance
23 October 2014 German public transportation company Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen (SSB) has selected IBM's Cloud, Software Defined Storage and Flash infrastructure solution to enhance its business...

Rail projects worth $300bn being planned in the Middle East
23 October 2014 The annual MEED MENA Rail & Metro Summit has been informed that rail and metro projects worth a total of $300bn are currently being planned or under construction in the Middle...

New Crossrail tunnels in Docklands and south-east London completed
22 October 2014 Crossrail's new train tunnels in Docklands and south-east London, UK, has been completed, bringing the total number of finished rail tunnels under the programme to...

Los Angeles Metro unveils new light rail car from Kinkisharyo
22 October 2014 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US has taken delivery of the first of 78 Kinkisharyo P3010 light rail cars from Kinkisharyo International, a...

UK’s Network Rail opens redoubled Swindon to Kemble railway line
22 October 2014 UK's Network Rail has opened the newly redoubled Swindon to Kemble railway line, in a bid to offer improved passenger service, increased reliability and reduced journey...

UIC report reveals railway accidents in Europe increased in 2013
21 October 2014 The International Union of Railways (UIC) 2014 annual report has revealed that the number of railway fatalities had increased on European railway networks in...

Alstom to deliver 12 new MF01 metro sets for STIF and RATP
21 October 2014 A consortium consisting of Alstom, Bombardier Transport and Areva will deliver 12 new MF01 metro sets to Ile-de-France Transport Authority (STIF) and Paris transport operator Régie Autonome...

Stadler Rail delivers first FLIRT train to MTR Express
21 October 2014 Switzerland train manufacturer Stadler Rail has delivered the first unit of six FLIRT intercity trains to the Hong-Kong based private operator MTR...

Siemens plans to bid for passenger rail projects in Mexico
20 October 2014 Siemens is reportedly planning to bid on a range of upcoming railway projects in Mexico, despite missing the recent tender for a high-speed passenger train project in the...

Turkey’s 79km-long section of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project to complete in 2015
20 October 2014 Turkey Transport Minister Lütfi Elvan has announced that the construction of a 79km-long railway route in Turkey is to be completed in...

New Mexico Border Authority selects HNTB for new rail bypass feasibility study
20 October 2014 The New Mexico Border Authority in the US has selected construction management firm HNTB to conduct a feasibility study for a new rail bypass and international rail border crossing near the...

Alstom completes delivery of SuperVia trains
17 October 2014 French train manufacturer Alstom has delivered the last train as part of an order for ten trains from SuperVia, a Brazilian rail operator led by Odebrecht...

California receives clearance from court to proceed with $68bn bullet train project
17 October 2014 The US state of California is set to go ahead with the construction of its $68bn bullet train project after the state Supreme Court declined the appeal of a case filed by opponents of the...

Chinese consortium submits sole bid for Mexican rail project
17 October 2014 Mexico's Transport and Communications Ministry has announced that a Chinese consortium has submitted the only bid for a high-speed passenger train project between Mexico City and...

Veolia to withdraw InterConnex trains in Germany from December
16 October 2014 German public transporter Veolia Verkehr will withdraw its InterConnex trains, between Leipzig, Berlin and Rostock / Warnemünde from...

Infrabel awards ETCS contract to THV Siemens and Cofely Fabricom
16 October 2014 Belgium state-owned railway firm Infrabel has awarded a €510m contract to Siemens and Cofely Fabricom joint venture to deliver and install European train control system (ETCS) Level 2...

Port of Gothenburg opens new rail track at its car terminal
16 October 2014 Logent Ports & Terminals has opened a new rail track at its car terminal at the Port of Gothenburg,...

Finmeccanica selects CNR Corp and Hitachi to sell rail businesses
15 October 2014 Italian industrial group Finmeccanica has shortlisted China's CNR Corporation and Japan's Hitachi for the sale of its unprofitable railway...

China to build Russia's first high-speed line
15 October 2014 China is to build Russia's first high-speed railway line under an investment agreement signed by the two...

Siemens to supply automated transit systems for Paris line 14 extension
15 October 2014 Paris transit authority Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) has awarded Siemens a €45m contract to deliver train control equipment and a operational control system for driverless...


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