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EKZ JV begins production of on-board transformers in Kazakhstan

The EKZ joint venture has launched the production of on-board transformers for electric locomotives in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Transmashholding acquires South African rolling stock facility

The facility will become TMH's only production site in Africa. It will be used to assemble, maintain and refurbish diesel and electric locomotives as well as coaches for South Africa and the rest of the continent.

ORR approves Network Rail’s £35bn CP6 plans

The Office of Rail and Road has set out its final determination on Network Rail’s plans for CP6.

Greenbrier and Saudi Railway Company form JV

Greenbrier and SAR intend to establish a joint venture to execute rail projects and supply railcars for the country's freight rail market.

Hitachi plans to complete takeover of Ansaldo STS

Hitachi has signalled its intent to take full control of Ansaldo STS following an agreement to increase its stake.

Exhibitors on route to Railtex 2019

Major players in the rolling stock sector are confirming their places at the UK’s leading rail event, Railtex 2019.

UK Budget 2018: Extra funding for major rail projects

Although focused on investment in public services, supporting business and boosting living standards, extra money has been committed to some of the UK's major rail projects.

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.

£350m loan agreed for Crossrail cost overrun

The Department for Transport has signed off a £350 million loan to help cover the rising cost of Crossrail.
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Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...