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UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.
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Meet the new addition to MTR Express’ fleet: Trainy McTrainface

The company's chief commercial officer Peder Osterkamp christened the high-speed train with champagne and said that MTR had "listened to the voice of the people".
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Leo Express becomes Poland’s first private rail operator

Czech Republic-headquartered Leo Express has become Poland's first private rail operator following permission to run services on the Krakow - Prague route.
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First IET enters service with Great Western Railway

The Hitachi-built Class 800 marked its first trip at 6am on October 16, leaving Bristol Temple Meads for London Paddington.
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DB frontrunner to operate California high-speed railway

DB looks likely to become the "early train operator" for the California high-speed rail network after ranking higher scores than rival bids.
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Call for final tenders on next Welsh rail franchise

The Welsh Government has confirmed that final tenders have been invited for the next Wales and Borders rail service.
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DB Cargo UK’s first “jumbo train” from Cardiff makes maiden journey

DB Cargo and Cemex UK made history earlier this month when the freight operator's first "jumbo train" of 34 wagons made its maiden journey in the UK.
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Swedish operator launches tender for 30 high-speed trains

The decision is part of an aggressive investment strategy by the government-owned company as it looks to spent SKR 9 billion (around €942 million) in five years.
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First look around Greater Anglia’s Bombardier Aventra mock-up

UK train operating company Greater Anglia has revealed a mock-up of its new Aventra trains.
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Arriva Trains Wales sees fuel consumption fall as it completes DAS rollout

Arriva Trains Wales has fitted its entire train fleet with driver advisory systems (DAS), transforming them into "much greener machines".
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New operators for USA-Mexico rail ferry

Freight operator Genesee & Wyoming has struck up a deal with Seacor Holdings to run the CG Railway in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
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