New trains ordered for Bangkok Skytrain

Image: Siemens.Siemens and Turkish manufacturer Bozankaya have won a contract from Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) to supply 22 new four-car metro trains for the city’s Skytrain. The trains,[...]
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Thameslink Class 700 unveiled in London

New Thameslink train at BlackfriarsGovia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Siemens have formally unveiled the first 12-car train of the Class 700 series. On May 24, 700109 pulled into Blackfriars station to be presented to[...]
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Thameslink Class 700 unveiled in London

New Thameslink train at BlackfriarsGovia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Siemens have formally unveiled the first 12-car train of the Class 700 series. On May 24, 700109 pulled into Blackfriars station to be presented to[...]
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Jernbaneverket awards contract for Ofotbanen passing loop

Photo: Serjio74 / shutterstock.com.Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner AS (LNS) has been appointed by Jernbaneverket to construct a new passing loop on Norway’s Ofotbanen. Jernbaneverket said work would begin on the new 7.8 – 9.3-kilometre[...]
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Night Tube start date set

Photo: Bucchi Francesco / shutterstock.com.Twenty-four hour services will launch on London’s Central and Victoria lines in August. Night Tube, as the service has been dubbed, had been due to start in September 2015, but[...]
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More new trains for TransPennine Express

New trains for the North and Scotland 1TransPennine Express (TPE) has announced a £230 million deal for 25 new trains. The new fleet, which will be maintained by Alstom at Longsight depot, will consist of 12 five-car[...]
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Building the P2

Frame assembly 2007 underside 28-1-16sSteam locomotives are inefficient and costly to operate, hence British Railways replaced them with diesel and electric traction nearly fifty years ago. Today, however, steam-hauled specials are still very popular – and profitable. There is no denying the enthusiasm for steam trains on which people are willing to spend the time...
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Karlsruhe orders additional tram-trains

bbt-1-0520The city of Karlsruhe has exercised an option for 12 additional Flexity tram-trains. The €60 million order is a call-off from an earlier order for 30 vehicles which was announced[...]
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Eurostar passenger numbers “dampened” by terror attacks

Photo: EQRoy /shutterstock.com.Eurostar believes the Brussels terror attacks in March are behind a fall in passenger numbers at the start of 2016. The operator said passengers “remain cautious” following the attacks in[...]
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East-West rail franchise being considered

Photo: i4lcocl2 / Shutterstock.com.The UK Department for Transport has revealed proposals for a new East-West rail franchise to reflect expectations of future passenger growth. In an updated franchising schedule, the DfT said it[...]
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Bids in for new Spanish high-speed trains

Photo: shutterstock.com.Renfe has announced that it has received bids from four manufacturers looking to build up to 30 new high-speed trains for the operator. Alstom, CAF, Siemens and Talgo are competing[...]
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Canberra signs Stage 1 light rail contract

Image: Capital Metro.Australia’s ACT Government has finalised a contract with the Canberra Metro consortium to build the city’s first light rail system. The PPP contract award, which has an estimated capital cost[...]
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