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$575 million contract signed to help transform Egypt’s rail infrastructure

Rail industry news / 20 June 2017 /

A contract has been signed between GE Transportation, the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and the Egyptian National Railways (ENR).   

FirstGroup and MTR order new trains for South Western rail franchise

Rail industry news / 20 June 2017 /

The new South Western franchise operators FirstGroup and MTR have signed an £895 million order for 90 new trains.

New Intercity Express Train arrives in the UK from Japan

Rail industry news / 19 June 2017 /

The first new Hitachi Intercity Express Train bound for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route has now arrived in the UK from Japan.  

First Railserve Tier 4 Dual LEAF® gen-set locomotive put in service

Rail industry news / 13 June 2017 /

The first Railserve Tier 4 DUAL LEAF® gen-set locomotive has been placed in service and will significantly reduce emissions.

Eight multisystem locomotives ordered for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor

Rail industry news / 1 June 2017 /

Swiss intermodal transport company, Hupac, has ordered eight Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor.

First Vectron broad-gauge locomotive authorised for Finland

Rail industry news / 31 May 2017 /

The first Vectron alternating-current (AC) locomotive for in Finland has been authorised by Trafi, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency.

Germany orders additional Coradia Lint regional trains

Rail industry news / 25 May 2017 /

HzL Hohenzollerische Landesbahn AG has ordered 10 additional Coradia Lint regional trains from Alstom in a deal worth 50 million.

Israel Railways order additional TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches

Rail industry news / 15 May 2017 /

Israel Railways has signed a contract for 33 TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches from Bombardier Transportation worth €56 million.

Alstom X’Tropolis Mega trains enter service in South Africa

Rail industry news / 9 May 2017 /

Alstom’s South African joint venture (JV) partner, Gibela, has successfully entered its first X’Trapolis Mega trains in South Africa.

Work begins on the new Azuma fleet for the east coast route

Rail industry news / 9 May 2017 /

Due to enter service on the east coast in 2018, Hitachi has begun work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma (Class 800) fleet.

Bombardier’s joint venture wins contract to supply China with 40 trains

Rail industry news / 1 May 2017 /

Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture BST has been awarded a contract to supply 40 CRH1A-A new generation high speed train cars to China.

What will the new franchise mean for South West Trains?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 13 April 2017 /

Graham Ellis discusses how the change in the South West Trains franchise will affect the choice of trains used by the operator.