Author Archive for: Stewart Thorpe

Canada’s Metrolinx launches search for experienced operator as it prepares to quadruple train frequency

Metrolinx has launched a search for an experienced operator as it prepares to quadruple the number of train trips it runs each week. Issuing a Request for Qualification (RFQ), the Government of Ontario agency said it “now requires new specific skills, knowledge and experience” as it implements an ambitious project to improve the GO Transit […]
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A legacy for hope: Sierra Leone’s National Railway Museum

Devastated by more than a decade of civil war and the Ebola virus epidemic, the government of Sierra Leone has placed a group of 14 non-functioning locomotives and carriages at the front of its strategy to become a middle-income country by 2035.
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Hitachi-Ansaldo partnership awarded $400m Baltimore metro contract

Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners will supply a fleet of 78 Hitachi vehicles to the Maryland Transit Administration and replace the existing signalling system with a CBTC system.
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CRRC tests suspended monorail called the ‘Sky Train’

The Chinese rolling stock manufacturer said the prototype is the fastest of its kind in the country, travelling at speeds of up to 70km/h.
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CRRC electric locomotive to run in Eurasia following safety certification

The freight train has been granted the necessary EEU vehicle safety standard certification - a first for a Chinese high-power AC drive locomotive - meaning it can run in the likes of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
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HS2 preparation work to take place at Euston station

Passengers have been warned to avoid travelling into Euston station across the August bank holiday as vital HS2 work takes place.
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Train operators awarded $45m contract to run Connecticut-Massachusetts service

The operator of a new commuter train service in New Hampshire, that is due to open in 2018, has been appointed.
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United Wagon Company to ship 20 wagons to Russian sodium sulfate producer

United Wagon Company (UWC) has begun the shipment of 20 goods wagons to sodium sulfate producer Kuchukterminal.
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Siemens to install predictive maintenance technology on DB Cargo locomotives

DB Cargo has taken a step closer to achieving its 2020 goal of fitting 2,000 trains with diagnostic technology following a new deal with Siemens.
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Hyundai Rotem secures 214-car contract for Seoul metro

In total 214 vehicles will be built by the South Korean rolling stock manufacturer, making up 21 10-car trains and one four-car set.
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Rolling stock leaser Beacon Rail acquires 78-train fleet

European rolling stock leaser Beacon Rail Leasing has acquired the 352 vehicle fleet of Bombardier Class 220 and Class 221 Voyager's from subsidiaries of Lloyds Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
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