Archive for category: Editor’s pick

Transmashholding acquires South African rolling stock facility

The facility will become TMH's only production site in Africa. It will be used to assemble, maintain and refurbish diesel and electric locomotives as well as coaches for South Africa and the rest of the continent.
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Name change for Transtech following Škoda takeover

Photo: Transtech.The manufacturer is currently supplying trams to Helsinki, the city of Tampere and coaches for Finnish Railways.
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Study launched for Bordeaux Saint Jean station upgrade

Photo: HS1 Ltd.The study will scope the requirements and costs for new border control and security facilities to allow passengers to travel directly to London St Pancras without the need to change trains.
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Search for developer to transform Sydney underground station into a world-renowned attraction

Photo: Mark Merton Photography.Transport minister Andrew Constance said the government is seeking expressions of interest from Australia and around the world to transform the hidden station space.
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Enabling works progress on East West Rail with construction to start in 2019

An artist's impression of Winslow station. Photo: East West Rail.Chris Grayling said the line, which will link Oxford and Cambridgeshire via Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford, will "transform journeys in one of Europe's most vibrant economic regions".
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Railtex returns with revamped programme

Railtex, the UK’s premier rail industry exhibition, returns to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from May 14-16, 2019.
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Double breakthrough on Norway’s Follo Line

Photo: Herrenknecht.Completion of the Follo Line Project is planned for December 2021.
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Production of Merseyrail’s new fleet progresses

Photo: Stadler.Stadler project manager Fadi Khairallah said it is entering an exciting stage now with the trains "really starting to look like trains".
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Powercar bodyshell of Amtrak’s first Avelia Liberty trainset assembled

Photo: Pete Hudeck/Merrill.The power car bodyshells are made from 100 per cent US steel and have been specifically painted to reflect the Amtrak blue and white colours.
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High-speed railway opens between Hong Kong and China

Photo: MTR Hong Kong.The start of services on the Hong Kong section means that passengers from Hong Kong are now able to connect to 44 mainland destinations using more than 25,000km of high-speed railways.
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Alstom bags its biggest urban rolling stock contract in India

Photo: Alstom.The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited has awarded Alstom a contract worth approximately €315 million to supply 248 metro cars for Mumbai Metro Line 3.
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