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    Bayerische Oberlandbahn increases DMU order

    2019-09-22T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayerische Oberlandbahn has placed a €25m order for six Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units. The firm order announced on September 16 has been placed using an option on a 2018 contract for 25 DMUs. All 31 are scheduled to be delivered by 2020, and ...

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    VTG orders timber wagons

    2019-09-21T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Leasing company VTG Rail Russia has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 150 flat wagons for carrying timber products. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. The Type 13-6852-02 wagons produced at UWC’s Tikhvin plant have a 25 ...

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    DB to order more high speed trains as government cuts VAT on fares

    2019-09-20T16:58:00Z

    Photo: DB AG/Georg Wagner GERMANY: Rail spending is to be increased significantly as part of a €54bn package of measures to mitigate the effects of climate change, which was announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 20. In order to reduce the environmental impact of ...

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    Cross-border line upgrade funded

    2019-09-20T11:13:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Schleswig-Holstein is to provide a €9·3m grant for a €10·9m project to raise speeds and install ETCS on Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll’s 13 km line from Niebüll to the Danish border. The first phase of the works would see the line speed ...

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    DB rejects Audit Office claims

    2019-09-20T10:15:00Z

    Photo: DB AG/Volker Emersleben GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has strongly rejected concerns raised by the Federal Audit Office that it had failed to manage federal funds effectively and that its finances were in disarray. Reports published by press agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur and subsequently in national media ...

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    Keolis operating contract terminated because of driver shortage

    2019-09-19T14:40:00Z

    VRR is to directly award incumbent DB Regio a contract to continue to run the services (Photo: DB) GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport VRR has decided to terminate a contract for Keolis to operate two S-Bahn services from December, and will instead directly award incumbent DB Regio an ...

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    Frecciargento 700 to serve Bari from September 29

    2019-09-19T13:21:00Z

    ITALY: Trenitalia’s Frecciargento trainsets will begin serving Bari from the end of September, working two trains a day between Milano and Bari via the Adriatic corridor. Presenting the new trains to local decision makers at Bari Centrale on September 19, Trenitalia’s Director, Long Haul, Paolo Attanasio ...

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    ​Keolis chief to head SNCF

    2019-09-19T10:37:00Z

    FRANCE: Keolis chief executive Jean-Pierre Farandou has been nominated as the next President of SNCF, with effect from the end of this year. He will succeed Guillaume Pepy , who had previously announced his intention not to seek a new mandate after more than a decade ...

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    Nordjyske Jernbaner expands fleet

    2019-09-19T05:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Local railway operator Nordjyske Jernbaner has ordered a further four Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units for delivery by mid-2021. This will expand its fleet of 13 similar units which were delivered in 2017. The two-car 140 km/h units will have 120 seats, wi-fi, air-conditioning, a ...

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    PKP Cargo orders 31 locomotives

    2019-09-18T15:22:00Z

    POLAND: Newag signed what it said was its largest-ever contract on September 17, covering the supply of 31 Dragon 2 electric locomotives to PKP Cargo for 518·9m złoty. Deliveries are scheduled for 2019-22. All 31 of the E6ACTa six-axle heavy freight locos will be equipped for ...