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Danny Di Perna replaces Laurent Troger to head Bombardier Transportation

It’s all change at the top as Laurent Troger resigns as president of Bombardier Transportation to “pursue opportunities outside the company”. Danny Di Perna, who joined Bombardier in 2018 and is head of Bombardier’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services (BAES) segment, has been appointed in his place. Alain Bellemare, president and chief executive officer of Bombardier […]
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New trains for Senegal

Alstom has announced the sale of 15 new Coradia Polyvalent regional trains to Senegal, for use between Dakar and the new Blaise Diagne international airport (AIBD) in Diass, about 50 km away. They will run on a new 57km line that is under construction, calling at 14 stations and taking some 45 minutes to cover […]
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New Pendolinos for Italy’s Italo unveiled

The first of 12 new Pendolino trains being built by Alstom for Italian operator NTV has been unveiled. The new train’s impressive styling, in ruby red and bearing the golden hare logo of the company’s Italo brand, was shown off at Alstom’s Savigliano factory in Italy, current home of Pendolino production and where Virgin Trains’ […]
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Video: Network Rail track workers get into the Christmas spirit early

Network Rail track workers based at Ruby, Warwickshire, have got into the Christmas spirit early. Faced with spending the upcoming holiday period at work, maintaining and upgrading the railway while it is closed over Christmas, the ‘Orange Army Choristers’ composed and performed their own four-verse carol to the tune of the popular ‘Away in a […]
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UCL student hailed as Future Industry Leader

fahad-rageFahad Rage, an engineering student from Walthamstow studying for a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at University College London, has won a Future Industry Leaders Award at a recent ceremony at[...]
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Driver praised in level crossing accident

Photo credit ‘The LOOKER’The driver of a Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch train has been praised for aiding passengers after an accident at an unmanned level crossing. A RHDR passenger service, hauled by steam[...]
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