Eastcomtrans and EBRD sign wagon financing deal

Eastcomtrans and EBRD sign wagon financing dealThe European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has signed an agreement to provide Eastcomtrans with a financing package worth US$30m. This will be used to purchase up to 500 open or other wagons for general freight, and for balance sheet restructuring.

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Polish Pendolino launches 200 km/h operation

Polish Pendolino launches 200 km/h operationPKP Intercity launched its Express Intercity Premium services on four routes radiating from Warszawa with the timetable change on December 14. The trains are operated with a fleet of 20 non-tilting Pendolino trainsets certified to operate at up to 250 km/h.

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Vilnius - Minsk electric train order

Vilnius - Minsk electric train orderCzech rolling stock manufacturer ?koda Vagonka has won a KC750m contract to supply three three-car Class 575 double-deck electric multiple-units to Lithuanian national operator LG for use on cross-border services between Vilnius and Minsk in Belarus.

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Iran - Turkmenistan - Kazakhstan rail link inaugurated

Iran - Turkmenistan - Kazakhstan rail link inauguratedThe final link in the north-south railway corridor connecting Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan was officially inaugurated on December 3, in a ceremony attended by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and his counterparts Hassan Rohani of Iran and Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan.

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Alstom increases stake in Kazakh joint venture

Alstom increases stake in Kazakh joint ventureAlstom has acquired a further 25% stake in the EKZ locomotive production joint venture from national railway KTZ.

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First PRASA commuter EMU bodyshell assembled

First PRASA commuter EMU bodyshell assembledAlstom's Lapa factory in Brazil has produced the first bodyshell for the 600 X'Trapolis Mega commuter electric multiple-units ordered by Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

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Self-propelled wagon prototype

Self-propelled wagon prototypeA self-propelled wagon fitted with a 55 kW diesel generator and hydraulic transmission giving it the ability to move around worksites at up to 100 km/h under remote control has been developed by RZV ?akovec and partners.

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First Hitachi Class 800 trainset unveiled

First Hitachi Class 800 trainset unveiledThe first of 122 trainsets for inter-city services on the East Coast and Great Western main lines was unveiled at Hitachi’s factory at Kasado in southwest Japan on November 13.

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Afghan railway tendering begins

Afghan railway tendering beginsThe Afghanistan Railway Authority has invited expressions of interest in three performance-based contracts to operate, maintain and manage the 75 km railway from Hairatan on the Uzbek border to a freight terminal near Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Mogilev Carriage Works delivers modern wagons

Mogilev Carriage Works delivers modern wagonsMogilev Carriage Works has delivered its first batch of wagons built to modern designs developed under a November 2013 co-operation agreement with Russia’s United Wagon Co, which supplied components including the 25 tonne axleload bogies.

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