Archive for category: Editor’s pick

Pictures: Greater Anglia FLIRT on test

Photo: Greater Anglia.Technicians are checking the performance and operation of the train’s voltage levels, brakes, traction system and pantographs. They are also measuring noise levels and electro-magnetic emissions.
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Newcastle’s first light rail vehicle arrives

Photo: CAF.In July it was transported to the Port of Santander, Spain, where it was loaded onto a special roll-on-roll-off ship bound for the Port of Newcastle.
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RZD International pens light metro agreement with Vietnamese investors

Photo: RZD International.RZD International and Lung Lo Construction have signed a deal to construct a light metro in Vietnam.
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First Kaohsiung tram arrives in Taiwan

Photo: Alstom.The tram, which was manufactured in La Rochelle, France, arrived at the port of Keelung on 2 September and was then delivered to Kaohsiung.
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HS2 phase two MD leaves for job in Canada

Paul Griffiths, the managing director of HS2 phase two, will leave the company at the end of December to become program director for the $40 billion Metrolinx project in Canada.
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Siemens to present world’s first autonomous tram

Photo: Siemens.On a 6km section of the Potsdam tram network, a test tram will drive autonomously in real traffic between September 18-21.
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InnoTrans 2018 Outdoor Display: What to expect?

The Outdoor Display at InnoTrans 2018, which will include around 3,500 metres of track, will feature more than 150 vehicles ranging from regional passenger trains to on-track plant.
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Faster Amsterdam-Berlin train timetabled ahead of InnoTrans

Former German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt opens InnoTrans 2016. Photo: InnoTrans.A spokesperson for NS said it wants to symbolically show it can accelerate the train to Berlin.
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Operations and maintenance contract awarded for Songjiang Tram

Photo: Keolis.This network will open in two phases. The first 13.9km, and its 20 stations, is scheduled to open on December 25.
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Pictures: Body shell of Hull Trains’ first new Class 802 completed

Photo: Hull Trains.Hitachi is building a fleet of five new intercity trains, financed by Angel Trains, to replace the existing Class 180s.
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New Moscow Metro stations inspired by Waterloo and Pennsylvania stations

Photo: The Government of Moscow.Work is almost complete on two new Moscow Metro surface stations that have been inspired by prominent stations from around the world.
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