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Spanish engineering and consulting company Idom has become a winner in two procurement proceedings to design and supervise the construction of the Rail Baltica sections. The first segment is located in Lithuania, the second one is in Estonia. The contracts with a total amount of around 13.8 million Euros (without VAT) will be signed in March. As a contractor, Idom is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Sapsan high-speed train, source: Russian Railways

Siemens to invest in Ural high-speed railway

German technology company Siemens Mobility will invest in the construction of the Ural high-speed railway in Russia. The 220-kilometre double-track line will connect two large industrial cities of Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg. The high-speed railway will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Greater Anglia Class 745 train, source: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia receives first longish Flirt train

British rail operator Greater Anglia has received on Thursday its first longish passenger train. The 12-car electric vehicle belongs to the Flirt family developing by Swiss manufacturer Stadler. In England, the new train was named...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
DB ICE4 train, source: Deutsche Bahn

CER approves policy priorities for 2019-2024

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has approved its policy agenda for 2019-2024. It includes five points that will define the development of the EU’s rail sector with 2.3 million employees and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
GE locomotives, source: General Electric

GE Transportation merges with Wabtec

GE Transportation, the General Electric’s subsidiary specialised in manufacturing rolling stock and railway equipment, has merged with Wabtec Corporation. The U.S. technology company has sold more than half of GE Transportation shares. The remaining lesser...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Deutsche Bahn upgrades infrastructure, source: Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn will upgrade 1,500 kilometres of tracks

Deutsche Bahn (DB) continues to invest in upgrading the German railway infrastructure. The company intends to allocate 10.7 billion Euros for the construction and renovating projects. The infrastructure upgrading includes modernisation of around 1,500 kilometres...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ZSSK Class 861 at Humenne railway station, source: Wikipedia

Slovakia plans new train service to Ukraine

The national railway companies of Slovakia and Ukraine are discussing the launch of a new passenger train between the countries. The new service will connect Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia, with Mukachevo, an...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko