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Leo Express takes delivery of CRRC EMU

2019-09-17T15:24:00+01:00

CZECH REPUBLIC: The first of three Sirius electric-multiple-units being built for Leo Express has arrived in the Czech Republic, having been shipped from China via the port of Bremen.

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DB Netz orders electrification maintenance vehicles

2019-09-17T12:32:00+01:00

GERMANY: Infrastructure manager DB Netz has signed a seven-year framework agreement with Harsco Rail covering the supply of up 56 catenary maintenance vehicles worth €250m.

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RegioJet expands capacity on Bratislava commuter route

2019-09-17T08:18:00+01:00

SLOVAKIA: On September 16 RegioJet introduced double-deck coaches to increase morning and evening peak capacity on the Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno route, where ridership in the first half the year reached 2·3 million, a 50% increase on the same period last year.

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

Egyptian locomotive renewal programme underway

2019-09-16T10:00:00+01:00

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.

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Rail Cargo Hungaria orders CRRC locomotives

2019-09-16T08:59:00+01:00

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.

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PhosAgro orders technically sophisticated sulphur wagons

2019-09-13T12:00:00+01:00

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

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