Average age of Britain’s train fleet falls for first time in more than a decade

The average age of Britain’s rolling stock fleet has fallen for the first time since 2005, reflecting the increasing number of new trains arriving on the network.
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Go-Ahead lands Norwegian train operating contract

British public transport provider Go-Ahead Group is to become the first private train operator to run services in Norway. The company, which operates the GTR and Southeastern franchises in the UK in partnership with Keolis, has been awarded the Oslo South package by Norway’s rail authority. Go-Ahead Nordic will run a variety of long-distance and suburban […]

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Early works award for Skanska on Mälaren line in Sweden

Sweden's transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Skanska a €29 million contract for early works on the Mälaren line.
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Audit launched into Rail Baltica

Photo: Rail Baltica.The audit's main aim is to understand whether the existing procurement and contracting models are efficient and enable an effective and economic delivery of the Rail Baltica project.
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Further contract win for Hyundai Rotem in Bangladesh

Hyundai Rotem's Changwon facility. Photo: Hyundai Rotem.The $239 million order for 70 diesel-electric locomotives, announced on October 11, follows an order for 10 diesel-electric locomotives in May.
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Further contract win for Hyundai Rotem in Bangladesh

Hyundai Rotem's Changwon facility. Photo: Hyundai Rotem.The $239 million order for 70 diesel-electric locomotives, announced on October 11, follows an order for 10 diesel-electric locomotives in May.
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Centre of excellence for rail systems to be created in Toulouse

Photo: Alstom.Located at Safran's Toulouse base in France, the centre will accommodate up to 100 engineers to develop the rail systems of today and tomorrow.
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Centre of excellence for rail systems to be created in Toulouse

Photo: Alstom.Located at Safran's Toulouse base in France, the centre will accommodate up to 100 engineers to develop the rail systems of today and tomorrow.
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Name change for Transtech following Škoda takeover

Photo: Transtech.The manufacturer is currently supplying trams to Helsinki, the city of Tampere and coaches for Finnish Railways.
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Porterbrook makes case for battery/electric bi-mode conversion

Rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook is working on a prototype battery/electric bi-mode Class 350/2 to demonstrate the technology's viability to train operators.
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Study launched for Bordeaux Saint Jean station upgrade

Photo: HS1 Ltd.The study will scope the requirements and costs for new border control and security facilities to allow passengers to travel directly to London St Pancras without the need to change trains.
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SNCF trial to tackle brake dust emissions

Technology designed to suck up the particles emitted by trains during braking is to be trialled by SNCF.
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