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Bombardier to deliver maintenance for UK's Essex Thameside franchise trains
31 March 2015 Bombardier Transportation has secured a $213m contract from the UK intercity coach operator National Express to provide maintenance for the new Essex Thameside franchise...

Serco agrees to sell its Great Southern Rail to Australia's Allegro Funds
31 March 2015 UK-based Serco Group has agreed to sell its Great Southern Rail (GSR) business to Australian private equity firm Allegro Funds for an enterprise value and cash consideration of £2.5m. ...

Action for Rail reveals rail fares could be 10% cheaper under public operator
31 March 2015 A new study by Action for Rail has revealed that train commuters in the UK could benefit from 10% cheaper rail fares by 2017 if train services were operated by the public...

UK to accelerate smart ticketing across rail network
30 March 2015 UK Transport Minister Susan Kramer has announced three initiatives to speed up the introduction of smart ticketing across the...

GE to deliver 100 C30ACi locomotives for Angola
30 March 2015 GE Transportation has signed a contract with Instituto Nacional Dos Caminhos de Ferro Angola (INCFA) to supply 100 GE C30ACi locomotives to be used in Angola over the next three years....

Siemens secures €1.7bn order to deliver trains and service for Rhine-Ruhr Express
30 March 2015 Siemens has received an €1.7bn order from the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region to supply 82 Desiro HC electric multiple units for the new Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) rail...

Hitachi Rail Europe's facility connected to rail network
27 March 2015 Rail infrastructure services Story Contracting has completed the installation of a final track component at Merchant Park in UK, connecting Hitachi Rail's manufacturing plant with the rail...

Rail passengers on South West Trains to benefit from £50m improvements
27 March 2015 The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has signed an agreement with Stagecoach, in a bid to deliver a £50m package of improvements on South West...

China launches first new hydrogen-powered tramcar
27 March 2015 China has launched the world's first hydrogen-powered tramcar, as part of the country's efforts to tackle...

Jacobs Engineering to support proposed Western Rail Access to Heathrow
26 March 2015 US-based Jacobs Engineering has been contracted by the UK's Network Rail to support its proposed new rail link from the west of England to London Heathrow...

Russia unveils plan for new high-speed transport corridor
26 March 2015 Russia has unveiled plans for a new high-speed transport corridor, which includes a construction of a high-speed rail network to connect Asia with Europe and a mega road....

Brookville Equipment delivers first streetcar for DART
26 March 2015 Brookville Equipment has delivered the first of two off-wire capable Liberty Modern Streetcars for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) in the...

CAF to deliver eight high-speed trains for Norway's Flytoget
25 March 2015 Spanish train manufacturer CAF has secured a €120m contract from Norway's Flytoget to deliver eight Oaris high-speed trains, associated spare parts and technical...

China Telecom selects Gemalto's solution to secure NFC transport services in China
25 March 2015 China Telecom has selected digital security provider Gemalto's UpTeq Multi-tenant NFC SIMs to deploy secure NFC transport services in Shanghai and...

UK Government updates plans to safeguard proposed route for Crossrail 2
25 March 2015 The UK Government has published updated plans to protect the proposed route for Crossrail 2 from conflicting developments, marking a major step forward for the country's £20bn rail...

UK DfT extends First Great Western franchise until 2019
24 March 2015 The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has signed an agreement with First Greater Western (FGW) to continue its passenger rail services on the Great Western franchise until April...

MTR launches commercial service on Stockholm-Göteborg route in Sweden
24 March 2015 Passenger rail operator MTR Express has launched a new commercial service on the 455km-long rail route between Stockholm and Göteborg in...

Alstom begins manufacture of rail coaches for India's Kochi Metro
24 March 2015 Alstom Transport has unveiled the first ‘Made in India’ car-body shell for Kochi Metro, marking the start of production of rail coaches at its manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra...

Deutsche Bahn and Bombardier settle legal disputes on vehicle projects
23 March 2015 Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Bombardier Transportation have reached an out-of-court settlement on several vehicle...

Stadler Rail and ABB to support SJ's X2000 fleet modernisation
23 March 2015 Stadler Rail has signed a cooperation agreement with power and automation technologies provider ABB to modernise the X2000 high-speed train fleet for SJ, Sweden's state-owned passenger train...

South Africa's Transet and CSR complete 95 electric locomotives
23 March 2015 South African rail operator Transnet and China South Rail (CSR) have completed the construction of the first batch of 95 electric...


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