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West Midlands Trains pens contract for converted London Underground trains

Photo: West Midlands Trains.The two-car trains, which are converted London Underground D78 Stock, will be used on London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley from December.
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Final section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link ready for launch

Photo: MTR Corporation.Once the Hong Kong section is opened the country will be linked to China's network of some 25,000km of high-speed lines. 
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New Emirates-Trenitalia partnership a “pivotal step” towards better plane-train travel

Photo: Emirates.Airline Emirates has signed a new codeshare agreement with Italy's national operator Trenitalia to allow customers to travel onwards to some of Italy's most picturesque locations using one ticket.
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Russian Railways organises free transport for World Cup football fans

The high-speed Sapsan trains are manufactured by Siemens. Photo: Chas Design.Free long-distance trains will run on 31 routes and make 734 trips, according to Russian Railways.
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TransPennine Express’ first Class 802 arrives in the UK

Photo: Hitachi Rail Europe.The train’s voyage saw it cross the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and pass through the Panama Canal.
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Brightline looks to replicate model in other US regions

Photo: Brightline.The announcement comes less than six months after Brightline's first service was launched between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, and weeks after the service was extended to Miami.
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Warsaw operator SKM orders second generation ‘Elf’ trainsets

Photo: SKM.Warsaw deputy mayor Renata Kaznowska said that the contract, which is valued at €72.4 million, is the largest purchase in SKM's history.
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Welsh Government awards Wales and Borders rail franchise

The Wales and Borders franchise has been operated by Arriva Trains Wales since 2003. Photo: W. C. Johnston.Further details for the next franchise and the South West Metro will be shared "at the earliest possible opportunity" following the standstill period.
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Brightline prepares for imminent launch of Miami service

Photo: Brightline.At 07:00 on Saturday May 19, the first Brightline train service will depart West Palm Beach for Miami Central station.
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RegioJet’s first Bombardier Traxx locomotives enter service

Photo: RegioJet.In total, RegioJet has an order for 10 Traxx locomotives with Bombardier.
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Amtrak to refresh interiors of Acela Express fleet

Photo: Leading Lights.The 14-month programme will cost $4 million and will see the flagship service's 20 trainsets refurbished ahead of the introduction of the 28 'next generation' Alstom trainsets in 2021.
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