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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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UK’s InterCity East Coast franchise to return to public ownership

Photo: Stephen Craven.On June 24, Virgin Trains East Coast's contract will end and the Department for Transport-owned operating company, London North Eastern Railway, will take over the running of services.
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SJ invests in thriving sleeper trains

Swedish train operator SJ has announced plans to refurbish its sleeper carriages and overhaul its booking system following a surge in demand for the long-distance services.
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First Group-Trenitalia JV pulls out of East Midlands franchise bidding

Photo: Jaroslaw Kilian.The joint venture - 70 per cent First Group, 30 per cent Trenitalia - has pulled out to focus on its bid for the West Coast Partnership franchise, according to a spokesperson.
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RegioJet receives first Traxx locomotives

Photo: RegioJet.The locomotives arrived over the weekend of April 14-15 after being assembled and tested by Bombardier at its Kassel plant, Germany.
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MTR to support operation and maintenance of Macau LRT

The Macau SAR Government has awarded MTR a MOP 5.88 billion (€588.8 million) operations and maintenance assistance services (O&M) contract for the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Taipa Line.
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MTR files competition complaint against SJ

Open access operator MTR Express has complained to the Swedish Competition Authority about SJ's refusal to allow MTR to sell its tickets through the SJ.se website.
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