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Further contract win for Hyundai Rotem in Bangladesh

The $239 million order for 70 diesel-electric locomotives, announced on October 11, follows an order for 10 diesel-electric locomotives in May.

Centre of excellence for rail systems to be created in Toulouse

Located at Safran's Toulouse base in France, the centre will accommodate up to 100 engineers to develop the rail systems of today and tomorrow.

Name change for Transtech following Škoda takeover

The manufacturer is currently supplying trams to Helsinki, the city of Tampere and coaches for Finnish Railways.

New Wales and Borders franchise begins as KeolisAmey takes charge

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has described today as an important moment for devolution, welcoming KeolisAmey as the new operators of Wales and Borders rail services.

Renfe to operate Texas Bullet Train

Renfe runs 5,000 trains daily on 7,500 miles of track. In 2017 it moved more than 487 million passengers and 19.6 million tons of freight.

Plzeň orders 22 Škoda trams

Including future options, training and maintenance, the total value of the contract is around €39 million.

HS2 reveals designs for Curzon Street and Interchange stations

HS2 has released concept images of two of its brand new stations: Curzon Street in Birmingham and Interchange in Solihull.

First Citadis tram for Caen la Mer

Around 45 per cent of the tram will be covered in large windows. Six passenger information screens will feature inside as will USB charging points - a first in France. 

Electrification among area of best practice to be shared in new pact between transport associations

APTA and UITP will strive to work together on areas of mutual benefit to their respective memberships to maximise the value of their services.

Enabling works progress on East West Rail with construction to start in 2019

Chris Grayling said the line, which will link Oxford and Cambridgeshire via Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford, will "transform journeys in one of Europe's most vibrant economic regions".

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