SNCB invests in ERTMS Level 2

Belgian rail operator SNCB is to equip 449 trains with ERTMS Level 2 signalling. Alstom has been awarded a €70 million contract to supply and maintain its Atlas 200 solution[...]
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New Middle East office for UK rail project assurance firm

UK rail assurance solutions provider Comply Serve is set to open a new office in the Middle East to support the delivery of contracts for Riyadh Metro and Qatar Railways.[...]
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LA breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail extension

Ground broken on $1.4 billion Los Angeles Regional Connector light rail project. US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx attended an official groundbreaking ceremony in LA on September 30 to mark[...]
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Emission-free train prototype due in 2018

Alstom is planning to develop an ‘emission-free’ battery train prototype by 2018. The French manufacturer has signed a letter of intent with several German states to design and build two[...]
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Doncaster and Birmingham to share HS2 skills college

Birmingham and Doncaster have been selected to become the home of the UK’s new National College for High Speed Rail. The college, which will provide vocational training for high-speed rail engineering,[...]
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Proposed Bakerloo line extension route considered

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled the proposed route for a future extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle towards New Cross, Lewisham, Bromley and Hayes. After Thameslink, and[...]
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Siemens to upgrade Buenos Aires metro line signalling

Siemens has been enlisted by Subterráneos de Buenos Aires/Sociedad del Estado (SBASE) to upgrade the signalling and passenger information systems on line C of the Buenos Aires Metro system, Subte. The[...]
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Singapore to purchase 29 new trains by 2019

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) and operator SMRT have announced plans to procure 29 new trains by 2019 to increase capacity on the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL). The new vehicles[...]
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Porterbrook to fund Class 387 fleet

Porterbrook Leasing has been selected as the preferred supplier to provide the capital funding for Southern’s new Class 387/1 electric-multiple units (EMUs). Southern has procured 116 vehicles from Bombardier, which[...]
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TEX Rail construction could start in 2016

Construction work on TEX Rail, a new regional rail corridor between Fort Worth and DFW Airport, could begin in 2016. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has received permission from[...]
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Kazakhstan receives funding for rail equipment

Kazakhstan’s national rail provider, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), is to receive €121 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to acquire new freight and infrastructure maintenance equipment. Described by[...]
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DB awards contracts for ICE overhaul

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has awarded two contracts covering the installation of new signalling and traction equipment on its high-speed trains. Alstom has received a €23 million contract to equip 40[...]
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