Archive for category: Business

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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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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‘The flood of HGVs cannot be stopped without electrification’

All of Switzerland's rail network is electrified. Photo: Leonid Andronov.Campaigners Allianz pro Schiene have stressed the need for Germany to further electrify its rail network - especially the border crossings - if a shift in freight transport from roads to railways is to be achieved.
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First metro train for Bangkok’s Green line rolls off the factory line

Photo: Siemens.In total, Siemens and Bozankaya are manufacturing 22 new four-car trains for the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company in Thailand.
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Network Rail launches tender for track work contracts worth almost £5bn

Photo: Network Rail.These 10-year contracts begin in 2019 and introduce three new geographically-focused 'alliances' between Network Rail, designers and construction suppliers.
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Rolls-Royce lands Iarnród Éireann contract to retrofit gear transmissions

A Class 22000 DMU. Photo: Rolls-Royce.Not only will the rebuilt PowerPacks boast savings of up to 19 per cent in fuel and CO2 but they will also be more efficient and quieter. 
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Frankurt operator VGF orders 38 Citadis trams

Photo: Alstom.An option for an additional 15 vehicles is also included in the deal, as is the provision of training, equipment repair and warranty services.
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