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Volker Rail News

Transpennine Route Upgrade’s first electric wires now in place to power greener journeys

The TRU East Alliance of Network Rail, VolkerRail, J. Murphy and Sons, Siemens and Systra, has now installed 37 miles of overhead wire and nine miles of earth wires, along a six mile four-track stretch of line on the East Coast Main Line, as part of the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade.

SKODA News

German Cottbus has ordered 15 more trams from Škoda Group

Cottbusverkehr GmbH (CV), the public transport company from the city of Cottbus, Germany, which signed a contract with Škoda Group for the delivery of seven trams in 2021, has decided to use the option and has ordered 15 more modern unidirectional three-unit trams.

SNCF Info

Paris, Frankfurt and Montréal SNCF and DWS finalize the sale of Akiem, the leading provider of locomotive leasing services in France and Europe, to CDPQ

SNCF, DWS and CDPQ announced today that they have concluded the transaction whereby CPDQ has acquired the entire capital of Akiem, the leading provider of locomotive leasing services in Europe, from SNCF Group and DWS.

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