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Arriva Trains Wales sees fuel consumption fall as it completes DAS rollout

Arriva Trains Wales has fitted its entire train fleet with driver advisory systems (DAS), transforming them into "much greener machines".

Amtrak to get diesel fleet PTC-ready for 2018 deadline

Amtrak has confirmed that 310 of its diesel locomotives will be fitted with positive train control (PTC) in time to meet the December 2018 deadline.
Credit: CRRC.

First for CRRC in Sao Paulo

On September 1, CRRC Sifang signed a contract with authorities in Sao Paulo for eight eight-car metro trains (64 in total), CRRC's first metro order in the Brazilian city.

UK transport secretary ‘absolutely certain’ Class 707s have a future

The UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, says he is ‘absolutely certain’ that the South West route’s Class 707 Desiro City trains will be taken on by another operator.

Siemens’ success in USA

In recent decades, there has been a noticeable revival of rail in the US and Canada.

TransPennine Express Class 397 fleet taking shape

TransPennine Express (TPE) has released a photo showing the bodyshell for the first carriage of its new Class 397 fleet.
Credit: Alpha Trains.

Alpha Trains hands over final Vectrons to TX Logistik

Rolling stock leaser Alpha Trains has handed over the final two Siemens Vectron Multisystem locomotives for TX Logistik.
HART trains are set to operate on the system under their own power for the first time. Credit: HART.

Live testing to begin on Honolulu’s new urban rail system

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is to begin live train testing for the new urban rail rapid transit system.

SNCF retires ‘broken nose’ locomotives

SNCF has retired the last of its CC 72 000 series locomotives - workhorses of the railway between Paris, Troyes and Belfort.
Credit: Skoda.

Finnish operator orders 20 double-deck coaches due to rising demand

Growth in passenger demand has led Finnish passenger operator VR to order an additional 20 double-deck coaches from Skoda Transportation Group.