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Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project.

Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion procurement begins

24 Mar 2017

CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications for a contract to finance and build the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project in the Greater Toronto area. The scope includes ... more

Capital Metro in Austin has taken delivery of two more Stadler GTW diesel multiple-units.

Capital Metro takes delivery of more Stadler DMUs

23 Mar 2017

USA: Stadler has delivered two more GTW 2/6 diesel multiple-units to Capital Metro in Austin after a one-month journey from its Bussnang factory in Switzerland. After being carried by ship to the port of Galveston, the trains ... more

Santiago – Nos suburban line opens

21 Mar 2017

CHILE: President Michelle Bachelet attended the inauguration of a new suburban rail service in Santiago on March 17. The 21 km route runs south from the city’s main station at Alameda to Nos, serving 10 stations on an ... more

Stadler Bussnang has been selected to supply high-capacity EMUs to MÁV-Start.

Stadler selected for high-capacity EMU contract

21 Mar 2017

HUNGARY: Sole bidder Stadler Bussnang has been selected for a framework contract to supply high-capacity electric multiple-units, national passenger operator MÁV-Start announced on March 17. Further negotiations will now take ... more

Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM a contract to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services.

Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction contract

21 Mar 2017

UK: Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the fleet of 52 electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail ... more

Trump budget proposes cuts to urban transport grants

19 Mar 2017

USA: In a blueprint for its proposed Financial Year 2018 budget, the Trump administration is planning to cut funding for the Department of Transportation to $16bn, a 13% reduction on that available for FY2017. Under the ... more

Taking a regional approach to journey planning

16 Mar 2017

FRANCE: The Syndicat Mixte Intermodal Régional de Transports grouping of transport authorities in northern France has become the first organisation to deploy Conduent’s Mobility Companion Platform. The journey planner aims to ... more

Sydney Trains has extended Downer EDI’s Millennium trains maintenance contract for 10 years.

Sydney Trains extends maintenance contract

08 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA: Sydney Trains has exercised a A$225m option to extend Downer EDI’s maintenance contract for its fleet of Millennium electric multiple-units for a further 10 years from June 2017. Downer supplied 35 four-car ... more

Rhein-Ruhr-Express depot construction launched

07 Mar 2017

GERMANY: The foundation stone for the Rhein-Ruhr-Express maintenance depot was laid in Dortmund-Eving on March 7. Siemens is building the 70 000 m2 facility on the site of a former marshalling yard on the ... more