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Double-deck FV-Dosto fleet awarded Swiss operating licence

SBB's new double-deck FV-Dosto EMUs have been issued with a two-year operating licence by the Switzerland Federal Office of Transport (BAV).

WMATA looks to extend all trains to eight carriages

Washington's metro operator, WMATA, is considering lengthening all of its trains to eight cars to increase capacity and reduce overcrowding.

Gibela JV opens train manufacturing site in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has attended the official opening of the Gibela joint venture's new train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar.

Four shortlisted for Danish electric train contract

DSB has published the names of four manufacturers shortlisted to supply and maintain its new electric fleet.

RSSB to fund rail decarbonisation research

The RSSB is to launch two funding competitions later this month in support of a government-led initiative to remove diesel trains from Britain's railways by 2040.

Derby resignalling – 79 days later

In July, Network Rail embarked on a £200 million remodelling of Derby station and the railway that surrounds it. The project team had 79 days to complete the work and it would have to do so, for the most part, without closing the station.

Go-Ahead lands Norwegian train operating contract

British public transport provider Go-Ahead Group is to become the first private train operator to run services in Norway.

Early works award for Skanska on Mälaren line in Sweden

Sweden's transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Skanska a €29 million contract for early works on the Mälaren line.

Porterbrook makes case for battery/electric bi-mode conversion

Rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook is working on a prototype battery/electric bi-mode Class 350/2 to demonstrate the technology's viability to train operators.

SNCF trial to tackle brake dust emissions

Technology designed to suck up the particles emitted by trains during braking is to be trialled by SNCF.

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