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Search for supplier to build HS2 trains in £2.75bn contract launched

Rail industry news / 20 January 2017 /

The search for a supplier to design, build and maintain a fleet of HS2 trains was launched on the 20 January by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

SNCF selects consortium to supply 255 trains for Île-de-France network

Rail industry news / 11 January 2017 /

French National Railways (SNCF) has selected an Alstom-Bombardier consortium to replace trains on lines D and E of the Île-de-France network.

New passenger diesel locomotives revealed for Nigeria

Rail industry news / 10 January 2017 /

The first two new passenger diesel locomotives for Nigeria rolled out from the CRRC Dalian factory in China on the 05 January 2017.

Elizabeth line trains undergo intense climatic testing

Rail industry news / 3 January 2017 /

Elizabeth line trains are currently undergoing climatic testing in preparation for a range of weather conditions ahead of passenger service.

ÖBB signs framework agreement for 300 TALENT 3 regional trains

Rail industry news / 3 January 2017 /

On 27 December 2016, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Bombardier Transportation signed a framework agreement covering the delivery of up to 300 TALENT 3 trains.

Porterbrook and Northern to jointly develop bi-mode Class 319 Flex trains

Rail industry news / 23 December 2016 /

Porterbrook Leasing and operator Northern, working alongside the Rail North Partnership, are to jointly develop bi-mode Class 319 Flex trains.

First NTV Pendolino Italo car revealed

Rail industry news / 20 December 2016 /

High-speed operator NTV together with Alstom unveiled the first car of the Pendolino Italo a year after the contract signing and design presentation.

Green light given for new Merseyrail trains by 2020

Rail industry news / 19 December 2016 /

Liverpool City Region has approved a £460m project which will deliver new trains for the Merseyrail network by the end of 2020.

Newly-designed TGV Océane train enters service between Paris & South West France

Rail industry news / 12 December 2016 /

SNCF has introduced the newly-designed Océane trains on the route between Paris-Montparnasse station and Bordeaux and Toulouse in South West France.

First UK built Intercity Express Train unveiled at Hitachi facility in County Durham

Rail industry news / 9 December 2016 /

Hitachi Rail Europe unveils the first Intercity Express train to be built in the UK at its manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Alstom begins delivery of 30 Coradia regional trains to Skånetrafiken

Rail industry news / 7 December 2016 /

Alstom has begun delivering 30 additional Coradia Electric Multiple Units to Swedish regional public transportation authority and operator Skånetrafiken.

STIF and SNCF place order for 52 additional Francilien EMU commuter trains

Rail industry news / 5 December 2016 /

Bombardier Transportation has received an order from SNCF and STIF for 52 additional Francilien Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) commuter trains.


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