CAF signs Caledonian Sleeper coach contract

CAF signs Caledonian Sleeper coach contractSpanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF announced on February 10 that it had signed the €200m contract to supply Serco Caledonian Sleepers Ltd with 75 new coaches for use on Anglo-Scottish sleeper services from April 2018, plus associated spares and technical support.

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UP Express selects Nomad wi-fi for 'seamless experience'

UP Express selects Nomad wi-fi for 'seamless experience'Nomad Digital is to supply station and passenger wi-fi technology for the Union Pearson Express service, which will provide a direct link between Toronto’s main station and international airport when it launches this year.

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Contactless and wristband ticketing in Jakarta

Contactless and wristband ticketing in JakartaThe national railway’s Jakarta suburban train operating subsidiary PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek is deploying Sony’s FeliCa electronic payment technology on its 182 km network, which has 64 stations and carries 700 000 passenger/day.

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LokoTrain buys its first locomotive

LokoTrain buys its first locomotiveOpen access freight operator LokoTrain has taken delivery of the first locomotive it has bought outright, a ?koda Class 43 electric locomotive which previously belonged to Bulgarian national operator BDZ.

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Helsinki - Espoo light rail study commissioned

Helsinki - Espoo light rail study commissionedRamboll and WSP have been appointed to study the costs, feasibility and wider impact of constructing the proposed 25 km Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line. The route linking the It?keskus district of Helsinki with Keilaniemi in neighbouring Espoo would partially replace the region’s busiest bus service, the Bussi-Jokeri, which carries 30 000 passengers/day.

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SBB orders more ETR610 tilting trains

SBB orders more ETR610 tilting trainsSwiss Federal Railways has exercised an option for Alstom to supply an additional four ETR610 New Pendolino tilting trainsets for use on the north–south Gotthard and Simplon corridors from 2017.

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Posadas - Encarnaci?n passenger service restored

Posadas - Encarnaci?n passenger service restoredArgentina’s Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo has described as ‘a success’ the passenger service introduced between Posadas and Encarnaci?n in Paraguay. On January 29 he reported that the service had carried over 100 000 passengers since its introduction on December 31 2014.

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Gauge-changer installed at Belarus-Poland border

Gauge-changer installed at Belarus-Poland borderBelarus Railways has installed a Talgo automatic gauge-changer at Brest station, close the Polish border, and expects to obtain certification for it to be used by Talgo passenger trainsets during the first quarter of 2015.

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Head-hardened rail developed for Siberian temperatures

Head-hardened rail developed for Siberian temperaturesSteelmaker Evraz ZSMK has completed federal certification of its HH350 rail, which it says is the first head-hardened rail designed for use at temperatures down to –60°C in Russia’s north and far east.

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Finland to drop GSM-R in favour of domestic radio system

Finland to drop GSM-R in favour of domestic radio systemThe Cabinet Committee for Economic Policy has backed plans for the Finnish rail industry to stop using the current GSM-R network and switch over to VIRVE, a TETRA encrypted communications system launched in 2002 and used by the government, emergency services and military.

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