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InnoTrans opens with a record number of exhibitors

Photo: InnoTrans.Around 130,000 guests are expected over the course of four days, with 3,062 companies and institutions from 61 different countries showcasing new or improved products and services.
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Bidders for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet revealed

The winning bidder for the £362 million contract will be announced in 2019, with the new fleet introduced in stages from the end of 2021 as the existing stock is phased out.
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World’s first hydrogen fuel-cell trains enter service in Lower Saxony

Photo: Alstom.Built nearby in Salzgitter, the trains are equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion.
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SNCF launches driverless train programme

Photo: olrat.SNCF has set itself the target of introducing driverless passenger trains onto the French rail network by 2023.
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Naivety, over-optimism and mismanagement contributed to East Coast franchise failure

Photo: Stephen Craven.That is according to the UK's Transport Committee, which has published a new report into what went wrong.
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New York City subway station reopens 17 years after 9/11

Photo: MTA.The infrastructure of the former Cortlandt station was completely destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks when the World Trade Centre collapsed.
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Network Rail sells commercial estate portfolio for almost £1.5 billion

Photo: Network Rail.Network Rail says the proceeds from the transaction will help fund the railway upgrade plan, bringing major improvements for passengers and reducing the need for taxpayers to fund the railway.
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Metro begins procurement for up to 800 railcars in Washington

Photo: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.Metro has taken the first steps towards acquiring its next generation trains by issuing a request for proposals for the design and construction of at least 256 8000-series railcars.
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Official Elizabeth line opening pushed back to autumn 2019

Photo: Crossrail.Chief executive Simon Wright said more time is needed to complete testing on the central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood.
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Seven bidders for 378-metro-car contract in Mumbai

Commuters onboard a packed metro train. Photo: Red Tea.Rolling stock manufacturers from around the world have been shortlisted for a major contract for the Mumbai Metro.
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Three consortia to compete for $1.6bn train contract in Western Australia

A stock photo of an A-series train. Photo: LockieCurrie.A supplier will be chosen in early 2019. A key consideration will be the bidders' commitment to manufacturing at least 50 per cent of the railcars in Western Australia, creating local jobs in the process.
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