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UK: £60bn transport plan announced for the North

An integrated transport plan for northern England, which includes proposals for a Northern Powerhouse Rail network, is to be submitted to the government next year. Transport for the North (TfN) announced today (December 15) that a draft Strategic Transport Plan has now been drawn up and will be published as part of a public consultation […]
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Nice orders extra Citadis trams and charging equipment

Six more Citadis X05 trams have been ordered for the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropole area.
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Region 2N trains enter service on Transilien network

Region 2N EMUs built by Bombardier have entered passenger service on line R of SNCF's Transilien network in the Île-de-France region.
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TX Logistik orders multi-system locos for Germany – Italy corridor

TX Logistik has signed off an order for 40 multi-system Traxx locomotives from Bombardier Transportation.
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Bombardier delivers first of 240 new Traxx locomotives to South Africa

South African rail company Transnet has received the first new Traxx locomotive from Bombardier. The state-owned operator ordered 240 of the freight trains in March, 2014. The locomotives – of which the first is expected to enter service at the beginning of 2018 – will be used to transport coal and ore on long routes […]
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Bombardier signs £105m Aventra deal with c2c

Bombardier has announced a contract worth £105 million with Porterbrook and train operator c2c for the supply of 60 Aventras.
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East West Railway Company launched to restore Oxford-Cambridge rail link

The restoration of a railway between two of the UK's academic powerhouses is a step closer.
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Duisburg orders Flexity trams

Duisburg's public transport operator (DVG) has ordered 47 Flexity trams from Bombardier.
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ICE 4 begins regular passenger service in Germany

Germany's new generation of intercity trains have entered regular passenger service.
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Three bidders shortlisted for €1.7bn Chicago rail project

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has shortlisted three qualified builders to submit proposals for a $2.1 billion rail project.
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Free travel until February on Luxembourg’s new tramway

Luxembourg's new light rail network, Luxtram, has commissioned the first new section of tramway.
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