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SNCF to deploy ETCS test train

SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités has presented a specially equipped TER train to test ETCS on the French network.
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Roll-out for Azerbaijan’s first Alstom locomotive

Alstom has presented the first new Prima T8 AZ8A electric freight locomotive it is supplying to Azerbaijan Railways (ADY).
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Norway claims new world record for mobile connectivity in a tunnel

Photo: Øystein Grue/Bane NOR.Working with Scandinavian mobile phone operators Telia and Telenor, Bane Nor says it achieved transmission rates of 580mbps during tests.
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Four train manufacturers to compete for VIA Rail fleet renewal contract

Photo: David McCormack.The announcement comes after VIA Rail launched the request for qualification process in April for 32 new bi-directional trains.
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Kansas City Southern orders 50 GE locomotives

Photo: GE Transportation.The locomotives will be produced at the GE Transportation facility in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning in 2018.
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$3bn pot set aside for “game-changing” Sydney Metro West project

Photo: NSW Government.The first stage of Sydney Metro will be opening in the first half of next year with the Sydney Metro North West project from Rouse Hill to Chatswood.
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Brightline: Next stop Tampa?

Photo: Brightline.Brightline has submitted a proposal to the Florida Department of Transportation to lease state-owned right of way and build a privately-funded passenger railway between Orlando and Tampa.
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Plans for £100m rail test facility in Wales

A tri-ode unit on the Rhymney line. Photo: Welsh government.The Welsh Government has revealed plans to build a world-class rail testing facility in Wales.
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Hyundai Rotem secures maintenance deal in São Paulo

Photo: Hyundai Rotem.The four-year deal covers the maintenance of 80 four-car electric trains from August. 
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London Underground contract extension for British Steel

Oxford Circus underground station. Photo: Mario Guti.The agreement will see UK-manufactured rail products continue to be installed on the rapid transit systems.
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New trams for Germany’s Rhein-Neckar region will be longest in the world

Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr has placed a €250 million order with Škoda Transportation for at least 80 trams to operate around Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg.
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