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01 May 1997

Australia: Western Australia's government has provided funding for Westrail to increase it's order for locos being supplied by Clyde to a total of 19 standard gauge 4000hp locos, and 11 narrow gauge 3000hp locos.

Germany: Hessische Landesbahn has ordered 15 low-floor GTW2/6 DMUs from Deutsche Waggonbau and Adtranz for DM45m; they will have electric three-phase drive, and will be built under licence from Stadler-Fahrzeuge AG.

Adtranz has won a DM48m contract to build 9 EMUs of types ET425 and 426 from the Land of Hessen, DB and the Nordhessische Verkehrsverbund; they will be used on regional services between Bebra and G