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WMATA looks to extend all trains to eight carriages

Washington's metro operator, WMATA, is considering lengthening all of its trains to eight cars to increase capacity and reduce overcrowding.
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Gibela JV opens train manufacturing site in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has attended the official opening of the Gibela joint venture's new train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar.
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£350m loan agreed for Crossrail cost overrun

The Department for Transport has signed off a £350 million loan to help cover the rising cost of Crossrail.
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Four shortlisted for Danish electric train contract

DSB has published the names of four manufacturers shortlisted to supply and maintain its new electric fleet.
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Schöneicher-Rüdersdorfer Strassenbahn orders Artic pre-series vehicles from Škoda Transtech

The ForCity Smart Artic Helsinki tram is based on an original idea of Helsinki City Transport and has been developed in collaboration between HKL and Škoda Transtech.
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Coradia Polyvalent trains en route to Senegal

The first of 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains destined for APIX, the Senegalese Agency for Investment Promotion and Public works, has left Alstom’s site in Reichshoffen, France.
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Plans for transparent roof at Leeds station

ETFE, which has been used at Birmingham New Street, Carlisle Citadel, and Manchester Piccadilly stations, is much lighter than glass, offers greater light transmission and is shatterproof.
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New US production facility for Getzner

Photo: Getzner.Getzner's US headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is also being expanded to create additional space.
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RSSB to fund rail decarbonisation research

The RSSB is to launch two funding competitions later this month in support of a government-led initiative to remove diesel trains from Britain's railways by 2040.
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HS2 plans to replicate Crossrail in setting up international consultancy

Sir Terry Morgan, a key note speaker at the Rail Forum Midlands' annual conference. Photo: Rail Forum Midlands.Newly appointed HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan has told suppliers that he plans to replicate the success of Crossrail International.
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The UK at InnoTrans

Photo: InnoTrans.Transport secretary Chris Grayling led the charge as UK rail companies went in search of new international opportunities at InnoTrans.
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