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Bombardier's Talent 2. Credit: Bombardier.

Abellio orders five extra Talent 2 trains for Baden-Württemberg line

Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg has made an order with Bombardier for an additional five Talent 2s for the state's Neckar Valley line. The option of the order...
Hitachi's GWR Class 802 test train being loaded at Kobe port. Credit: Hitachi.

First Great Western Railway Class 802 test train leaves Japan for UK

A Hitachi test train for Great Western Railway's (GWR) Devon and Cornwall route to London has left Japan bound for the UK. The Class 802...
Panama Line 1 metro car. Credit: Alstom.

Alstom delivers first cars for Panama metro line

Alstom has delivered the first three cars that will form part of a new fleet for Panama's Metro Line 1. The fleet was made up of 20...
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Soviet-era railway track in Uzbekistan to be upgraded

Uzbekistan's 145km railway between Pap, Namangan, and Andijan will be electrified after the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $80 million loan. The project will help...
Credit: RegioJet

RegioJet to launch intercity trains from Prague to Vienna

Train operating company RegioJet has announced plans to launch a new Prague to Vienna connection. The firm, which is headquartered in the Czech Republic, said the...
FCC workers construct two sections of track that have already been commissioned. Credit: FCC.

Romanian National Railway Company awards €1.6bn contract for Transylvania railway work

Financed by funds from the European Commission, the Romanian National Railway Company (CFR) has awarded FCC Construcción a contract to develop three sections of railway...

ERTMS Level 3 – A possible way forward

The global debate on the merits and problems associated with ERTMS continues unabated. Good progress has been made in recent times with the signing in Autumn 2016 of the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the co-operation for the deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System. This will ensure the regulatory and design authorities work together […]

CRRC delivers first new electric locomotive for Serbian power plant

Chinese manufacturer CRRC ZELC has delivered the first of two electric locomotives it is supplying for state-owned Serbian electricity company EPS. The CRRC Zhuzhou locomotives will be...
A Bombardier high-speed train. Credit: Bombardier.

Bombardier secures €73m contract to build high-speed trains for China

Bombardier's Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang Transportation (BST), has been awarded a contract to supply 40 high-speed train cars for Guangxi's high-speed railway. The firm announced...
A visualisation of a train on the new train line passing through Riga. Credit RB Rail.

Report reinforces financial viability of Rail Baltica

A cost-benefit analysis conducted on Rail Baltica has reaffirmed the project's economic feasibility. Presented at the Rail Baltica Global Forum by audit firm Ernst & Young...