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Deals this week: SNCF Reseau, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, GE

French rail infrastructure management company SNCF Reseau, formerly known as Reseau Ferre de France, has announced a public offering of international bonds to raise Skr440m ($50.47m).

CIMIC Group secures $2.12bn Sydney Harbour rail tunnel contract

CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has secured a contract to build a new metro railway crossing under the Sydney Harbour at New South Wales, Australia, in collaboration with its joint venture (JV) partners.

First Elizabeth line train enters passenger service

The first Elizabeth line train has started passenger service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield on the TfL Rail route, following extensive testing and preparations.

Alstom to renovate 23 locomotives for Akiem

French multinational company Alstom has secured a contract from Akiem to carry out the mid-life overhaul of 23 BB 36000 locomotives to improve their longevity and reliability.

Otis to provide elevators and escalators for Wuhan Metro Lines in China

United Technologies unit Otis Electric Elevator is set to provide more than 230 elevators and escalators for Wuhan Metro Lines 11 and 21 in Hubei, China.

Realignment of Xplore’s Strategic Framework On Track

Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced an update on its current strategic realignment. As part of that process, the company filed a Form 8-K on 21 June announcing that Brian Usher-Jones, an independent director, had notified the board of …

Chela Launches New High-Performance Additive for Toilets and CETs in Rolling Stock Environments

The International chemical cleaning company Chela announced today the launching of their product, BIOGEL 250.

Ensival Moret Becomes Part of Sulzer

Sulzer is pleased to reveal it has completed its acquisition of Ensival Moret, an industrial pumping solutions company.

TfWM submits plans for £200m extension of Midland Metro, England

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has submitted plans for the £200m extension of the Midland Metro from Wednesbury to the new DY5 Enterprise Zone at Brierley Hill.

Arcadis to assist Network Rail's digital programme

Engineering and management consulting company Arcadis has been appointed by the UK's Network Rail as a Programme Partner (Systems) in its Digital Railway team under a new 12 month contract.

MTA reopens two stations in Brooklyn after renovation

The US-based Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York has reopened two stations for service in both directions on the 3 Subway line in Brooklyn, following the completion of major renovation works.

United Wagon Company to open railcar service centre in Estonia

Research and Production Corporation United Wagon Company (RPC UWC) is planning to open a service centre in Estonia under its warranty and post-warranty service provision for its new generation of railcars.

Bombardier secures £895m rail contract in UK

Bombardier Transportation has received a contract from FirstGroup and MTR to supply and maintain 750 Bombardier AVENTRA vehicles, which are set to operate on the UK's South Western franchise.

The driverless freight train: as imagined in Germany

Researchers from the German Aerospace Centre have developed concepts for what they are calling the freight trains of the future. What makes these trains different to current models?

Future Rail: Issue 51

In this issue: Doubling down on Stockholm rail, positive train control, Ontario express is a GO, sustainable rail tourism, rebuilding Riga station, UK freight’s timetable, and more

Xplore to Run Workforce Mobilisation Project with Major Telecommunications Provider

Xplore Technologies is pleased to reveal that it has received the first orders of a mobile workforce technology refresh deal, which is projected to exceed a value of $16m over the next two years.

Avignon Tramway, Provence

The Community of Greater Avignon (Communauté d’Agglomération du Grand Avignon) began construction on a tramway project in Avignon, a commune in Provence region in south-east France, in October 2016.

GE signs $575m deal to supply 100 locomotives to Egyptian railways

GE has signed a letter of intent (LoI) worth $575m with the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 GE ES30ACi Light Passenger Evolution Series Locomotives.

Teleste to provide TFT-LCD displays for Deutsche Bahn trains

Finnish technology company Teleste's subsidiary Teleste Information Solutions has signed a frame agreement to deliver TFT-LCD displays for German railway company Deutsche Bahn's trains and stations between 2017 and 2019.

Proto-Vest-Energy-Efficient Drying Systems for Trains

Proto-Vest specialises in the engineering, development and manufacturing of drying systems. As a leading manufacturer of car wash and fluid removal drying solutions, Proto-Vest holds more than 40 patents on various products with a diverse range of mo…

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