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21-23 March 2017   |  Lille Grand Palais Exhibition Centre, Lille, France

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  • 20-Sep-2017
    15:28
    ISRAEL: Regular passenger trains began running to the Galilean city of Karmi'el on September 20, with the start of revenue operation on ISR’s 23 km ’Akko – Karmi’el branch. The double-track...
  • 20-Sep-2017
    14:25
    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has ordered nine Škoda Vagónka Class 650 RegioPanter 3 kV DC/25 kV AC electric multiple-units for delivery by December 2018. This will take ČD fleet of...
  • 20-Sep-2017
    13:28
    EUROPE: Completion of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the route between Minsk and Vilnius was marked with a ceremony on September 16. Work to electrify the final 111 km had begun in September...
  • 20-Sep-2017
    11:21
    INDIA: The first bodyshell for the fleet of 800 WAG12 twin-section electric locomotives which Alstom is to supply to Indian Railways was unloaded at Haldia in the Port of Kolkata on September 20,...
  • 20-Sep-2017
    09:52
    UK: In what the inter-city operator claims is a ‘a world first for rail passengers’, Virgin Trains East Coast has worked with travel technology company Seatfrog to launch an iOS and Android app which...
  • 20-Sep-2017
    07:00
    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained certification for its Type 19-9549-02 grain hopper wagon, which uses a high-strength aluminium alloy roof to reduce weight by more than 1 tonne compared to...
  • 19-Sep-2017
    16:09
    BANGLADESH: A contract for Indonesian company PT Inka to supply Bangladesh Railways with 200 coaches was signed on September 14, and was followed two days later by the finalisation of a joint venture...
  • 19-Sep-2017
    07:00
    POLAND: Leasing company Industrial Division has signed two agreements to acquire a total of 36 locomotives, which will take its fleet to 170. Under the first deal ID is to take over 31 locomotives...
  • 18-Sep-2017
    14:20
    CANADA:  Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx has issued a request for proposals seeking design concepts showing how hydrogen fuel cells could be integrated into double-deck electric...
  • 18-Sep-2017
    08:44
    Extending a partnership first launched in 2015, Swiss telematics specialist Savvy, GPS specialist ScandFibre Logistics and wagon leasing group Transwaggon have announced plans to equip a further 6...
  • 17-Sep-2017
    07:00
    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s bulk freight transport subsidiary Unicon 1520 and petrochemical exporter Avestra Group have agreed to develop the use of modern tank wagons and tank containers to transport...
  • 16-Sep-2017
    07:00
    Estonia: This month passenger operator Elron will begin its transition to a ticketing system developed by Ridango which includes terminals for stations and vending machines for use on trains, and...
  • 15-Sep-2017
    15:36
    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways and regional operator BLS have submitted separate bids to the Federal Transport Office to run long-distance passenger services under the concession which is due to...
  • 15-Sep-2017
    14:02
    AUSTRIA: Plans to replace ÖBB’s rolling stock used on daytime inter-city services to Italy and to update its overnight fleet with new trains are in doubt after Austria’s Federal Administrative Court...
  • 15-Sep-2017
    13:29
    POLAND: The first of a fleet of Elf2 electric-multiple units being built for Koleje Śląskie by Pesa was officially launched in Katowice on September 13. The Elf2 is an updated version of the...