Tag Archives: rail

Stadler to supply 60 new locomotives to Finland’s VR Group

VALENCIA, 18-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler to supply 60 new diesel-electric locomotives to Finland’s VR Group. The new locomotives will improve the operational efficiency in marshaling yards, freight terminals and on nonelectrified lines which make up 45 percent of the … Read the full press release

CAF Rail Australia: Great River City Light Rail consortium awarded Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project

Beasain, Spain, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF has been awarded the Supply, Operate and Maintain contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Project (Stage 1), as part of the Great River City Light Rail consortium, including CAF Rail Australia and Transdev Australasia. … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to design and build the next generation of VIA Rail Canada’s trainsets

32 bi-directional trainsets offering more than 9,100 seats Passenger service expected to begin in 2022 Enhanced passenger experience MUNICH, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €650 million contract in Canada to design and build the next … Read the full press release

Stadler to deliver five rack-and-pinion / adhesion traction GTW-type multiple units and a multifunctional rack-and-pinion / adhesion traction locomotive for the Slovakian rail company ŽSSK

BUSSNANG, Switzerland, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler is to deliver five rack-and-pinion / adhesion traction GTW-type multiple units and a multifunctional rack-and-pinion / adhesion traction locomotive for the Slovakian rail company ŽSSK (Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, a.s., Bratislava, Slovakia). The vehicles will … Read the full press release

Capgemini received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related to Rail”

Capgemini recognized for its commitment to creating sustainable solutions for its clients and its ability to execute its climate strategy PARIS, 28-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it has received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related … Read the full press release

DHL Global Forwarding Start-Up Helpdesk fashioned a custom, multi-modal supply chain solution for transporting Bonavi brand strollers by rail, air and sea

The logistics professionals at the DHL Start-Up Helpdesk have fashioned a custom, multi-modal supply chain solution for transporting Bonavi brand strollers by rail, air and sea. High-end baby carriages ride the rails from China to Germany Product sample shipping with … Read the full press release

Thales awarded two contracts by the Polish national infrastructure manager Polskie Linie Kolejowe for E20 Kunowice-Terespol and E30 Kraków-Rzeszów lines

Contracts worth €182 million to implement ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 on two lines Development will cover 785 km of rail systems, 41 stations and 7 Local Control Centres Speed of passenger trains to increase to 160 km/h La Défense, France, 06-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce: Successful simulation of hybrid train operation on Lake Constance Belt Railway (Bodenseegürtelbahn)

Successful simulation of hybrid train operation on Lake Constance Belt Railway MTU Hybrid PowerPack reduces emissions, noise levels and operating costs on the existing infrastructure Development is part of the Rolls-Royce electrification strategy Friedrichshafen, Germany, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The MTU … Read the full press release

AmeyTPT awarded commercial management services contract by Translink, Northern Ireland’s public transport operator

OXFORD, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading the way in the commercialisation of facilities, AmeyTPT, part of Amey Consulting, has been awarded a new contract by Translink, Northern Ireland’s public transport operator, to provide a range of commercial management services across … Read the full press release

Stadler to design and build 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice

Bussnang, Switzerland, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler is designing and building 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice. The order comprises eleven FLIRT EMU trains, five FLIRT DMU trains and ten KISS EMU trains, … Read the full press release

Hungarian state railway (MÀV) to purchase nine Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423 road-railers to maintain its rail network

BUDAPEST/ STUTTGART, 07-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Hungarian state railway (MÀV) has decided to purchase nine Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 423 road-railers to maintain its rail network. Powered by the environmentally friendly Euro VI four-cylinder in-line engine OM 934 LA with an output of 170 kW (231 hp), … Read the full press release

European Court of Auditors to present conclusions and recommendations on Marco Polo I and II programmes to the press on Tuesday, 16 July 2013

INVITATION – PRESS BRIEFING  Have the Marco Polo programmes been effective in shifting traffic off the road? 11-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Since 2003, the Marco Polo I and II programmes have financed transport service projects designed to shift freight transport from road … Read the full press release

Deployment of quieter freight trains starts in Germany

Low-cost whisper brakes authorized for use throughout Europe • retrofitting of Deutsche Bahn’s existing rolling stock fleet now underway • Federal government provides funding – transport companies make their contribution Berlin, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Deployment of quieter freight trains starts … Read the full press release

VINCI lands €1.5 billion worth of design-build contract for Doha metro in Qatar

– A design-build contract with a value of €1.5 billion – Works over a period of five years, involving up to 3,000 employees – A flagship project in Qatar in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Rueil-Malmaison, 20-6-2013 … Read the full press release

Transport Council reaches agreement on rail interoperability

Brussels, 10-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  The European Commission welcomes the progress achieved in the Transport Council today to enhance the quality and efficiency of Europe-wide rail services by removing remaining technical obstacles. Following the proposal of the Commission for the recast of … Read the full press release

voestalpine AG statement on Deutsche Bahn press release regarding the German rail cartel

27-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Dr. Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of voestalpine AG, made the following statement regarding the agreement with Deutsche Bahn: “We are very pleased that, after very intense negotiations, agreement with Deutsche Bahn has … Read the full press release

Voith placed a follow-up order with MAN for a further 68 D2876 rail engines to be used in Brazil

13-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Voith continues to opt for efficient MAN engines in the rail sector: the drive systems manufacturer has placed a follow-up order with MAN for a further 68 D2876 rail engines that will be used in Brazil and … Read the full press release

The first Stadler underground trains in Berlin to start service for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe in 2015

Stadler presents mock-up of Berlin underground train at UITP in Geneva Bussnang, 9-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The first Stadler underground trains in Berlin will start service for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) in 2015. The UITP congress in Geneva at the end of May … Read the full press release

Expert hearing on plans to open up the EU’s national rail passenger markets to competition

8-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — An expert hearing on plans to open up the EU’s national rail passenger markets to competition will be held by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Tuesday. Experts representing passengers, rail workers, operators and infrastructure managers will … Read the full press release