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  • VolkerWessels
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-11-15T05:00:00Z

    The management and supervisory boards of VolkerWessels have unanimously recommended that shareholders accept Reggeborgh Holding’s offer of €22·20 per share in cash for all shares. Closing of the transaction is expected in Q1 2020. Reggeborgh CEO Henry Holterman said it had intended to be a long-term ...

  • br-sao paulo metro Line 4 Zelki
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    Work to resume on São Paulo metro Line 6 as Acciona comes on board

    2019-11-14T16:42:00Z

    Photo: Benjámin Zelki BRAZIL: São Paulo State Transport Secretary Alexandre Baldy has confirmed that Acciona intends to buy a majority stake in the Move São Paulo consortium, so that construction of São Paulo metro Line 6 can resume. Construction of the 15·3 km north-south route ...

  • fr-lille alstom metro train
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    Alstom rolls out next-generation Lille metro train

    2019-11-14T15:42:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom presented the first new-generation trainset that it is supplying to increase capacity on the Lille metro at the Villeneuve d’Ascq maintenance depot on November 14. Alstom is supplying 27 four-car rubber-tyred trainsets to operate on the city’s automated light metro network. The 52 m ...

  • VRR and Stadler have officially opened a €35m depot on a former colliery site in Herne
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    Stadler opens depot for Rhein-Ruhr fleet

    2019-11-14T15:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR and Stadler have officially opened a €35m depot on a former colliery site in Herne where the manufacturer will maintain 41 Flirt 3XL EMUs which Abellio Rail NRW will operate on S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr services from December 15. The 100 000 m² ...

  • Plans for a two-line metro network in Konya have been finalised.
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    Sino-Turkish consortium to build Konya metro

    2019-11-14T14:36:00Z

    TURKEY: A consortium of China National Machinery, Taşyapı and AYGM has been awarded a €1·2bn contract to build the first metro line in Konya. Due to be completed by the end of 2023, the 21·1 km route would serve 22 stations between Necmettin Erbakan University in ...

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    Toronto backs Ontario Line

    2019-11-14T13:52:00Z

    CANADA: Four metro projects in the greater Toronto area with a combined budget of C$28·5bn are set to move ahead, after the city council voted to support an expansion package put forward by the Ontario provincial government rather than progressing its own projects. Described by Toronto ...

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    OGC Nice players kick off city’s third tram route

    2019-11-14T11:57:00Z

    FRANCE: The third tram route in Nice was inaugurated on November 12 with a ceremony at Saint-Isidore attended by Mayor Christian Estrosi. As the route serves the Allianz Riviera football stadium, the ceremony was attended by OGC Nice players and manager Patrick Vieira. T3 services run ...

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    First Flexity Zürich tram delivered

    2019-11-14T10:31:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 70 Flexity trams that Bombardier Transportation is supplying to Zürich arrived in the city in the early hours of November 13. Operator VBZ placed the order in 2016, paying SFr358m for the vehicles, spare parts, depot equipment and driver training. The ...

  • in-pune metro tbm delivery 3
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    Pune metro TBMs delivered

    2019-11-14T10:14:00Z

    INDIA: The first two tunnel boring machines for the Pune metro have been delivered to the city. Terratec is supplying three 6·61 m diameter earth pressure balance TBMs from its Chinese factory via the port of Mumbai. The TBMs, named Mutha ...

  • Stadler Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit for San Bernadino County Transportation Authority
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    US hydrogen train contract awarded

    2019-11-14T09:39:00Z

    USA: Southern California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell powered multiple-unit to enter passenger service in 2024, with an option for a further four units. Stadler said the contract announced on November 14 was ...

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    Strong field for 22nd Rail Business Awards

    2019-11-14T08:30:00Z

    UK: More than 50 companies and organisations representing many different aspects of the UK rail sector have been shortlisted for the 22nd Rail Business Awards.

  • Thameslink Key Smartcards now work all the way to Sevenoaks
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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-11-14T05:00:00Z

    UK news 2 An agreement has been reached with the Department for Transport for LNER HST sets to be temporarily cascaded to East Midlands Railway . The sets were refurbished in 2016, and a new information system will be fitted before they ...

  • Fenniarail locos
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    Finnish open access operator expands fleet

    2019-11-14T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Open access freight operator Fenniarail has placed a firm order for CZ Loko to supply an EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric loco in 2020, with an option for six more. The Czech manufacturer supplied five similar machines to Fenniarail in 2015 and 2017. The 1 524 ...

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    Transport for London launches on-demand bus service in Ealing

    2019-11-13T16:36:00Z

    UK: Transport for London launched a 12-month trial of an on-demand minibus service in the borough of Ealing in west London on November 13. Slide Ealing is operated by RATP Dev subsidiary London Sovereign and Volkswagen Group subsidiary MOIA. Services run in the western part of ...

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    The role of ticketing technology in enabling MaaS

    2019-11-13T11:57:00Z

    As more transport operators look to adopt Mobility as a Service business models, traditional fare collection technology could be holding them back.

  • DHL freight service between China and Germany
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    Faster China to Europe freight service launched

    2019-11-13T11:17:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: In response to growing demand for rail freight services between Europe and Asia, DHL Global Forwarding has launched what it says is be the fastest rail connection between China and Germany. It has also opened three additional Rail Competence Centres at Le Havre, Felixstowe and Genova ...

  • Network Rail
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    Network Rail sets out plan to increase its expenditure with SMEs

    2019-11-13T11:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published an action plan setting out how it intends to meet a government target of awarding 33% of its annual expenditure to small and medium sized enterprises by 2022. The infrastructure manager reported that its expenditure with SMEs had reached 25·6% in ...

  • Alstom iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit
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    Rail’s priorities for a European Green Deal

    2019-11-13T09:39:00Z

    EUROPE: Measures to achieve full transport decarbonisation by 2050, encourage modal shift and implement ‘polluter pays’ principles are amongst the measures which the Community of European Railway Infrastructure Companies believes should be included in the European Green Deal that incoming European Commission President Ursula von ...

  • gb-manchester trafford park tram on test
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    Testing begins on Manchester’s Trafford Park tram extension

    2019-11-13T08:30:00Z

    UK: Testing has started on the Trafford Park extension of the Manchester Metrolink tram network. Low-speed night time testing is taking place between Pomona and Warren Bruce Road at the eastern end of the 5·5 km extension to the Trafford Centre retail complex. Due to open ...

  • Transport for Wales passengers
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    Telecoms concession proposed to improve on-train connectivity

    2019-11-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is seeking information from telecoms suppliers to enable it assess the viability of awarding a concession for the provision of uninterrupted high-speed cellular internet and mobile reception between Wrexham and Holyhead. The infrastructure manager envisages that improved connectivity could be achieved at no ...