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Hitachi plans to complete takeover of Ansaldo STS

Hitachi has signalled its intent to take full control of Ansaldo STS following an agreement to increase its stake.
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Exhibitors on route to Railtex 2019

Major players in the rolling stock sector are confirming their places at the UK’s leading rail event, Railtex 2019.
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UK Budget 2018: Extra funding for major rail projects

Although focused on investment in public services, supporting business and boosting living standards, extra money has been committed to some of the UK's major rail projects.
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WMATA looks to extend all trains to eight carriages

Washington's metro operator, WMATA, is considering lengthening all of its trains to eight cars to increase capacity and reduce overcrowding.
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Gibela JV opens train manufacturing site in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has attended the official opening of the Gibela joint venture's new train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar.
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£350m loan agreed for Crossrail cost overrun

The Department for Transport has signed off a £350 million loan to help cover the rising cost of Crossrail.
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First UK tram-train service launched

Rail Minister Jo Johnson visited South Yorkshire for the long-awaited launch of a new tram-train service between Sheffield and Rotherham.
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First UK tram-train service launched

Rail Minister Jo Johnson visited South Yorkshire for the long-awaited launch of a new tram-train service between Sheffield and Rotherham.
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Schöneicher-Rüdersdorfer Strassenbahn orders Artic pre-series vehicles from Škoda Transtech

The ForCity Smart Artic Helsinki tram is based on an original idea of Helsinki City Transport and has been developed in collaboration between HKL and Škoda Transtech.
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Infrabel awards British Steel major rail contract

British Steel has secured a major new four-year contract from Infrabel, Belgium’s national rail infrastructure manager, for the maintenance and renewal of the country’s rail network.
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Coradia Polyvalent trains en route to Senegal

The first of 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains destined for APIX, the Senegalese Agency for Investment Promotion and Public works, has left Alstom’s site in Reichshoffen, France.
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