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Beijing Metro tops 699km making it world’s largest network

The two new metro sections comprise a 16.6km eastern extension of Line 7 and a 4.5km southern extension of the Batong Line to Huashuang and a common terminal at Universal Studios. The Universal Studios theme park is still under construction and is due to open in 2021.

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UAE: Etihad Rail Tender Awarded to CRCC and NPC

Etihad Rail has awarded a tender worth 4.6 billion AED (1.1 billion euros|1.25 billion USD) to a joint venture between China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and National Projects and Construction (NPC).

ALSTOM News

Alstom Wins Maintenance Contract in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian national railway company BDZ has awarded Alstom a contract to maintain 46 trains. This is Alstom’s first contract in Bulgaria.

MEDIAWORLD

Talgo UK’s Longannet Factory Site Gets Go-Ahead

Talgo UK is pleased to announce that Fife Council has approved an application by Scottish Enterprise to transform an old industrial site, following minor certifications, in Longannet.

MEDIAWORLD

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF EUROSTAR

Over the last quarter-century, Eurostar has expanded its range of destinations, broken several records and transited royals, footballers, celebrities and politicians to the other side of the British Channel.

ALSTOM News

First line in Denmark equipped with full ERTMS by Alstom now in commercial service

December 2019 – The Early Deployment Line North that runs from Roskilde to Köge in Eastern Denmark opened for commercial service earlier this week. It is the first line in Denmark equipped with both ERTMS trackside, on-board signalling solutions and fully integrated with the Traffic Management System from Alstom. The line is a little over 20 km long and the fleet running on the line consists of 12 trains, owned by DSB.

DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH

Deutsche Bahn to Invest 12 Billion in New Trains by 2026

Deutsche Bahn says that the total investment it is making in new trains until 2026 is 12 billion euros. Of this, 8.5 billion will go towards long-distance vehicles and 2.7 billion to redesigning and acquiring vehicles for Germany’s big five S-Bahn networks. Lastly, DB Regio will spend around 1 billion euros on modernising its fleet with 350 new vehicles.

NORD Drivesystems

Optimised design for IE3 asynchronous motors

NORD has optimised the design of its proven IE3 asynchronous motors. The model maintenance applies to numerous details that further improve the electric motors’ function, assembly and operation.

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