Melbourne suburban train order secures factory’s future

Australia’s Victorian government has placed an order for 30 new X’trapolis carriages, retaining jobs at Alstom’s factory in Ballarat. The Labour Government said its plan to procure the new six-car trains would[...]
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Nippon Sharyo to supply Jakarta metro trains

Japan’s Nippon Sharyo has been awarded a 13 billion yen contract to build 96 metro cars for the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit system. The new six-car train sets, which have[...]
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Leading rail industry firms sign up to international sustainable procurement charter

Several of Europe’s biggest rail industry suppliers and operators have signed up to a new sustainable procurement charter, Railsponsible. Bombardier, Alstom, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and SNCF launched the initiative on[...]
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UK government sells Eurostar shares

The British Government has sold its stake in cross-channel rail operator Eurostar for £757.1 million. Last year, ministers announced plans to dispose of the UK’s shareholding in the operator as[...]
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PKP Pendolino completes first million kilometres in service

Poland’s InterCity Express Premium Pendolino has completed one million kilometres in passenger operation. Since the launch of the service in December, the new fleet has completed around 2,000 journeys between[...]
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St Petersburg Metro awards rolling stock contract

OOO Vagonmaš, a subsidiary of Škoda Transportation, has been named as the winner of a RUB 3.8 billion (€55 million) tender to supply eight new six-car metro trains to St Petersburg.[...]
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Eversholt sells freight wagon fleet

Eversholt Rail has announced the sale of its freight wagon fleet to Nacco. The sale, which was confirmed on February 27, includes 920 wagons and 63 load units, which range[...]
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Virgin East Coast begins new intercity franchise

The first Intercity 225 in full Virgin East Coast livery pulled into King’s Cross station on March 2 to kickoff the start of the new eight-year franchise. The event, which[...]
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Finnish Prime Minister insists City Rail Loop project is still on

Finland’s Prime Minister, Alexander Stubb, has said steps are being taken to progress the Helsinki City Rail Loop amidst reports that the project had been put on hold. Stubb said[...]
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CAF records healthy 2014 order book

CAF has reported an increase in its order backlog in 2014 from €4.8 billion to €5.25 billion. The Spanish manufacturer recorded a turnover of  €1.45 billion in the year ending[...]
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Network Rail orders third rail operation ballast cleaner

Network Rail has placed a £50 million order with Plasser & Theurer for the UK’s first third rail-compatible ballast cleaner. The new vehicle, which will be delivered in 2016, will become[...]
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Jernbaneverket awards Follo Line EPC contract

Italy’s Condotta has been awarded the first major construction contract for the Follo Line in Norway. The 1.2 billion tunnelling contract is the first of five EPC contracts covering all[...]
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