Alstom confirms rail merger talks with Siemens

French multi-national company Alstom has confirmed that discussions have taken place with Siemens over a potential merging of their rail businesses.
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Transpennine route to become UK’s first ‘digital’ railway

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to install a traffic management system on the Transpennine route, creating what would be the UK's first digitally controlled intercity rail corridor.
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Maintenance renewal deal for Strukton Rail in Sweden

Strukton Rail has had its maintenance contract for the Svealandsbanan between Södertälje and Valskog renewed by Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration.
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Ontario to assess hydrogen-powered trains

The province is electrifying parts of its GO railway network and is seeking design concepts as an alternative to conventional overhead wires.
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Stadler Rail Group CEO steps aside after 30 years

When he acquired Stadler for CHF 4.5 million (around €3.9 million) in 1989, the firm only had 18 members of staff.
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Russian engineers to help restore Cuba’s railways

Russian Railways subsidiary and engineering firm RZD International has signed a contractual agreement to help restore and modernise Cuba's railways.
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Singapore sets up high-speed rail delivery authority

Singapore has created a new body to lead the delivery of a cross-border high-speed railway between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
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Laing O’Rourke and John Holland awarded $240m station contract

A joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and John Holland has been given a $240 million contract to upgrade Sydenham station, Sydney, New South Wales, in Australia. 
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Hyderabad Metro testing set to begin next month

Construction work on the first phase of the Hyderabad Metro network is expected to be completed by October 15.
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AECOM invests in Heathrow Southern Railway link

Multinational engineering firm AECOM is to invest in a new rail access scheme at Heathrow Airport.
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Virgin Trains to auction off empty first-class seats

Virgin Trains has launched a new app which will allow passengers on its east coast services to bid for first class upgrades.
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Refurbishment of Vienna U-Bahn vehicles begins

Austria's Wiener Linien has given Knorr-Bremse subsidiaries Kiepe Electric and IFE a contract to refurbish 78 Stadtbahn carriages.
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