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Issue 152 – June 2017

Credit: Stadler.

Stadler unveils new high-speed train ‘Giruno’

Stadler has marked its 75th anniversary by unveiling the new EC250 high-speed train. Also known as 'Giruno', 29 of the 11-car low-floor multiple unit trains are...
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Eurostar launches e320 train for London to Brussels route as extension to Amsterdam edges...

Eurostar has officially launched its new e320 trains ahead of their introduction on the London to Brussels route later this week. Designed by Italian firm Pininfarina and manufactured...
A Caltrain train. Credit: Z. H. Chen/Shutterstock.

Caltrain electrification project gets $647m in federal funding

Federal transport officials will approve $647 million of funding to back the electrification of part of the Caltrain rail line in California. The Federal Transit Administration announced it...

Goldschmidt Thermit Group buys Polish technology firm GRAW

Rail welding specialist the Goldschmidt Thermit Group has announced the acquisition of GRAW, a Polish firm that specialises in laser measurement systems. The move marks an expansion of the German company’s 20-strong portfolio of businesses that serve the international rail industry. Stefan Damm, vice president of rail solutions at the Goldschmidt Thermit Group, said that smarter solutions are needed […]
A stock photo of a Union Pacific locomotive. Credit: Richard Thornton/Shutterstock.

Union Pacific to spend $41m on Wyoming rail infrastructure

Days after announcing a similar infrastructure programme for Utah, the Union Pacific Railroad has revealed it is set to spend $41 million on improvement...
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Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail merger gets approval

The merger between Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail has taken a step closer with regulatory approval in Europe. An announcement between Greenbrier, an international supplier of...
An ICE-3 train completely stripped back. Credit: DB.

DB to modernise Intercity-Express 3 fleet

Deutsche Bahn is spending €210 million on modernising its ICE-3 high-speed trains to improve reliability and passenger comfort. The 66 trains will be sent to the firm's...
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Union Pacific plans $48m investment in Utah Rail infrastructure

The Union Pacific Railroad has announced plans to spend $48.1 million on its Utah rail infrastructure. The investment will help to boost safety and efficiency and is...
A KiwiRail DL Class locomotive. Credit: MTU.

Rolls-Royce to supply engines for Chinese-built KiwiRail locomotives

Rolls-Royce is to supply CRRC with 15 MTU engines to be used by New Zealand rail operator KiwiRail. The 20V 4000 R43 engines will power 15 DL...