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

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  • 15-Jul-2017
    CANADA: Three short lines in Saskatchewan have agreed to purchase Saskatchewan Grain Car Corp’s fleet of 898 hopper wagons from the provincial government for C$9·7m, an average of C$10 800 per...
  • 14-Jul-2017
    GERMANY: The prototype for the fleet of 82 Desiro HC electric multiple-units which Siemens is to supply for Rhein-Ruhr-Express services was unveiled at the Wildenrath test centre on July 12....
  • 14-Jul-2017
    EUROPE: Two international rail projects in the Western Balkans region are to benefit from European Union funding as part of a package of transport investment agreed at a summit in Trieste on July...
  • 14-Jul-2017
    Alstom recorded orders of €1·91bn in Q1 from April 1 to June 30, with major orders in Canada, Vietnam. Senegal and Germany, the USA and the Philippines. Sales of €1·86bn were up 6% (5% organically)...
  • 13-Jul-2017
    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration on July 12 released a Record of Decision marking completion of a Tier 1 environmental review of the Northeast Corridor under the National Environmental Policy...
  • 13-Jul-2017
    IRAN: Three co-operation agreements were signed in Tehran on July 11 by CEO of Italy’s national railway group FS Renato Mazzoncini and Islamic Republic of Iran Railways President Saeed...
  • 13-Jul-2017
    David Brown is to become Managing Director of Arriva Rail North in September. Currently CEO of regional agency Transport for the North, he will succeed Alan Chaplin, who has been Acting MD of the...
  • 13-Jul-2017
    On July 12 Labour MP for Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood was elected Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee for the 2017 parliament. Greenwood will formally take up the...
  • 13-Jul-2017
    RUSSIA: The chairmen of Russia’s Sinara Group and China’s CRRC Changchun signed an agreement to establish the Sinara-CRRC Rail Transport rolling stock joint venture on July 4, in the presence of...
  • 13-Jul-2017
    UK: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF has selected the Celtic Business Park at the Llanwern steelworks site near Newport in South Wales as the location of its future UK factory. The 46 000 m2...
  • 12-Jul-2017
    TURKEY: Thales has been awarded a contract to resignal the 36 km Başkentray route which runs east–west through Ankara from Kayaş to Sincan. The corridor is used by suburban, inter-city and high...
  • 12-Jul-2017
    NETHERLANDS: The provinces of Groningen and Friesland named incumbent Arriva as the winner of the next contract to operate their regional passenger rail services on July 11. The contract will...
  • 12-Jul-2017
    UK: CAF announced the acquisition of UK transport, infrastructure and environmental consultancy BWB Consulting on July 12, saying the Nottingham-based company would play a ‘major role’ in the Spanish...
  • 12-Jul-2017
    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar is to offer passengers an ‘immersive and unprecedented’ on-board virtual reality experience this summer. Primarily aimed at children and...
  • 11-Jul-2017
    SOUTH AFRICA: Alstom Brazil’s Lapa factory has completed the last of 20 X'Ttrapolis Mega electric multiple-units for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa. PRASA placed a R51bn order for 600 of the...