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Latest news about train technology, including diesel and electric locomotives, multiple units, coaches and wagons.

Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.

Egyptian locomotive renewal programme underway


EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has invited expressions of interest in the supply of up to 100 diesel-electric locomotives for use on long-distance passenger services, with tendering expected to get underway by the end of the year.


Rail Cargo Hungaria orders CRRC locomotives


HUNGARY: ÖBB-owned freight operator Rail Cargo Hungaria has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive a contract to supply four prototype ‘high power’ electric–battery main line and shunting locomotives.

UWC's tank cars for PhosAgro

PhosAgro orders technically sophisticated sulphur wagons


RUSSIA: Fertiliser producer PhosAgro Group has ordered a further 56 molten sulphur tank wagons from United Wagon Co.

Bombardier double-deck driving car for GO Transit.

Metrolinx orders double-deck coaches


CANADA: Ontario transport authority Metrolinx has ordered a further 36 double-deck coaches from Bombardier Transportation to bolster GO Transit services in the Toronto area.


Tsunami Gate wagon to make a splash at Railway Interchange


USA: A patent-pending Tsunami Gate door system that allows shippers to customise grain discharge speeds is at the heart of the latest design of covered hopper wagon to be developed by The Greenbrier Companies.


Brakes and HVAC ordered for next-generation TGV


FRANCE: Alstom has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply the braking systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for SNCF’s next generation of high speed trainsets

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