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    Africa’s first high speed line covers its costs

    2019-11-21T15:37:00Z

    MOROCCO: Speaking at a press conference on November 20, Moroccan National Railways Director General Mohamed Rabie Khlie told media representatives that the high speed Al Boraq service launched by King Mohamed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron on November 15 2018 had carried 2·5 million passengers in ...

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    Federal funds to boost Queensland projects

    2019-11-21T15:02:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The federal government has committed to increase funding for several railway projects in Queensland, as part of an A$3·8bn package of infrastructure spending announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on November 21. Described by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk as a ‘huge win’, the announcement followed ...

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    Urban transport news in brief

    2019-11-21T11:41:00Z

    Uraltransmash is testing a prototype 71-411 tram on the metre-gauge network in Yevpatoria . Series production could begin in 2020. A 4·8 km metro line with three stations opened in Wuhan on November 6. This would eventually form the southern end of Line 8, whose ...

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    Danish parliament approves Vestfyn fast line

    2019-11-21T10:51:00Z

    DENMARK: A law granting the Minister of Transport legal powers to build a 35 km line suitable for 250 km/h operation between Odense Vest and Kauslunde on the island of Fyn was approved by parliament on November 21. The double-track electrified Vestfyn line would be 4 ...

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    South Korean consortium to build third Panamá City metro line

    2019-11-21T10:35:00Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has selected a South Korean consortium as preferred bidder to carry out civil works on the capital’s third metro line. The HPH joint venture of Hyundai Engineering Construction Co, POSCO and Hyundai Engineering Co has been chosen for the 54-month ...

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    Egis selected to study third Warszawa metro line

    2019-11-21T10:06:00Z

    POLAND: Metro Warszawskie has selected a preferred bidder to undertake technical studies for a planned third metro line in the capital, the metro authority announced on November 19. Initial results are due to be published three months after contract signature, which is itself expected after the statutory ...

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    Modertrans to supply 30 trams to Łódź

    2019-11-21T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: Modertrans is to supply 30 low-floor trams to operate on the metre-gauge network in Łódź. Deliveries under the 268m złoty contract are due by the end of September 2022. The Poznań-based supplied beat bids from Stadler, Pesa and Bozankaya. The rolling stock has been ...

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    Maine acquisition as CP looks coast-to-coast again

    2019-11-21T09:59:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Canadian Pacific has agreed to acquire the Central Maine Quebec Railway from Fortress Transportation Infrastructure Investors LLC, the two companies announced on November 20. CMQ operates a 774 km network in Québec and Maine, largely comprising the former Canadian Atlantic Railway ...

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    Paks opts for Solaris buses

    2019-11-21T08:30:00Z

    HUNGARY: Solaris Bus Coach is to supply 10 battery electric buses to Paks, the Polish manufacturer announced on November 19. The vehicles and five chargers are due to be delivered within 11 months of signing the €4·7m contract. Six of the buses would ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-11-21T05:00:00Z

    The Freight Transport Association has called on the government to secure the future of High Speed 2 and reassure businesses of its commitment to infrastructure investment. ‘FTA and its members are excited about the prospect of HS2 and what it can deliver for the logistics industry. ...

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    Polarteknik begins production of next-generation of train door control units

    2019-11-21T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Polarteknik has begun production of its latest design of control units for internal doors on trains. The D56 is designed with the flexibility to accommodate the varing passenger flow and functionality requirements of vestibules, saloon, catering vehicles, accessible toilets and gangway fire doors. As well ...

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    First Amtrak Avelia emerges

    2019-11-20T16:49:00Z

    USA: The first of 28 Avelia Liberty trainsets being assembled by Alstom to operate Amtrak’s Acela Express services has been outshopped at the manufacturer’s Hornell plant, ahead of the start of test running. Ordered in 2016 as part of a $2·45bn ...

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    Sunday service ‘revolution’ coming to Wales

    2019-11-20T15:33:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has announced a ‘Sunday railway revolution’, with the December timetable change due to bring a 40% increase in services as a step towards ‘a truly seven-day railway.’ The 186 additional services will include increased frequencies on the Valley Lines, the introduction of ...

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    ​BYD to supply 379 electric buses to Bogotá

    2019-11-20T15:16:00Z

    COLOMBIA: Bogotá transport authority TransMilenio has ordered 379 electric buses from BYD, the Chinese supplier announced on November 15. The first vehicles from what BYD says is its largest order for the Latin American market would be delivered in mid-2020, and would enter revenue service in ...

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    Rail Industry Ambassadors wanted

    2019-11-20T14:32:00Z

    UK: The Young Rail Professionals networking and educational association is recruiting volunteer Rail Industry Ambassadors to visit schools, colleges, universities and career fairs to raise awareness of the ‘fantastic’ career opportunities available within the rail industry. Ambassadors are sought from all levels of the industry, from ...

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    Wiesbaden takes delivery of eCitaro buses

    2019-11-20T14:14:00Z

    GERMANY: The first three of 56 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses that Daimler Buses is supplying to Wiesbaden transport operator ESWE Verkehr were handed over on November 18. Seven more are scheduled to be delivered from Daimler’s Mannheim factory by the end of December, with the remaining 46 ...

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    Solaris submits lowest bid to supply 50 electric buses to Kraków

    2019-11-20T13:57:00Z

    POLAND: Solaris Bus Coach has submitted the lowest bid to supply 50 electric buses to MPK Kraków. Solaris’ 134·5m złoty bid compares with 151·9m złoty from Daimler subsidiary EvoBus Polska. The Poznań-based CAF subsidiary would supply 18 m long articulated air-conditioned buses along with ...

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    Yamanote track slew completed

    2019-11-20T09:13:00Z

    Photo: Akihiro Nakamura JAPAN: East Japan Railway successfully completed a realignment of its Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku suburban lines in central Tokyo with a rare blockade over the weekend of November 16-17. Photo: Akihiro Nakamura The realignment forms part of the project ...

  • DB Regio has formally awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply seven Miro electric multiple-units for use on services from Karlsruhe to Bruchsal, Heidelberg and Mannheim
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    DB Regio places Mireo order

    2019-11-20T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has formally awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply seven Miro electric multiple-units for use on services from Karlsruhe to Bruchsal, Heidelberg and Mannheim which it is to operate as part of the Netz 7b operating contract. The three-car units with more than ...

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    Fire-damaged Saxmundham station to be rebuilt

    2019-11-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: Greater Anglia has obtained planning approval to restore the main building at Saxmundham station, which lost its second floor, roof and chimneys in a fire in February 2018. Work will start early next year to remodel the structure as a single-storey building incorporating an ...