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Upcycled London Underground trains could be back at work on the railways
By Andrew Saunders Tuesday, 25 August 2015 from: http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/1360693/upcycled-london-underground-trains-back-work-railways/Credit: Julian DoddUpcycled London Underground trains could be back at work on the railwaysConverting old tube trains for use on regional rail...
RMT calls FGW Strike over safety, job losses and the new Hitachi rolling stock
First Great Western strike: Why are members striking, when is it and how long will they last? div.slideshow img {display: none;}   1 / 1     The First Great Western logo on a train. Services on some of the country's busiest routes will be...
Taxpayer 'Risk' From £10.5bn Train Contracts
Taxpayer 'Risk' From £10.5bn Train Contracts MPs claim the taxpayer has been left with all the risk over two multibillion-pound contracts for new trains.10:30, UK, Wednesday 17 December 2014 from: http://news.sky.com/story/1393252/taxpayer-risk-from-10-5bn-train-contractsA Hitachi...
New Trains in 7 year Franchise Win
 New Trains In Seven-Year Rail Franchise WinNearly 1,400 new carriages are to enter service on the busiest lines into the capital, boosting rush hour capacity by 50%.2:38pm UK, Friday 23 May 2014 Video: 'Transformational' Thameslink Route ATOCFor video and extra graphics...
Railway car manufacturers won't talk safety despite concerns
Railway car manufacturers won't talk safety despite concerns  from: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/04/18/railway-car-manufacturers-wont-talk-safety-despite-concerns By Giuseppe Valiante ,National BureauFirst posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 05:52 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, April 18,...
Hitachi to move rail business to UK from Japan
The BBC reports that Japanese electronics firm Hitachi says it will move its global rail business from Japan to the United Kingdom.The firm says it hopes the move will help it to expand the rail business to 4,000 workers from the current 2,500.It plans to increase revenue from 2bn euros to 3bn...
Bombardier Signs Major Contract with TfL to Build Crossrail Rolling Stock and Depot
Transport for London (TfL) today confirmed that, following the completion of a 10 day standstill period, it has now signed a contract with Bombardier for the delivery of rolling stock and a new depot for Crossrail.  The contract between TfL and Bombardier covers the supply, delivery and...
Bombardier Consortium Wins Multi-billion Contract for Queensland New Generation Rollingstock Project
The Queensland Government has announced its order of 75 new six-car trains, maintenance services for a period of 30 years and the construction of a purpose-built maintenance centre under a 32-year public-private partnership. A consortium comprising rail technology leader Bombardier...
Bombardier Wins Additional Order from San Francisco BART
Bombardier Transportation announced today that the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) confirmed an order for 365 additional rail cars for its “Fleet of the Future”. The order, valued at approximately $639 million US ($681 million CDN, 470 million euro), is part of a contract...
Thameslink contract signed: Siemens to deliver trains worth circa 1.8 billion euros
Siemens has secured an order for the supply of 1,140 new commuter rail carriages in Great Britain for a total of around 1.6 billion pounds (approximately 1.8 billion euros). In addition, Siemens will be responsible for the long-term maintenance of the fleet and overseeing construction of two new...

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