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Montecargo privatisation cancelled

The Council for Privatisation & Capital Projects has cancelled plans to sell stakes in national rail freight operator Montecargo and port operator Luka Bar to Poland’s OT Logistics Group.
Europe

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Abellio orders Talent EMUs

Europe
Abellio has placed a firm order for Bombardier Transportation to supply a further five Talent 2 electric multiple-units for use on the Neckartal services from Stuttgart which it is to operate from June 2019 under a contract awarded by the Land of Baden-Württemberg.

New $4m train simulator to boost driver training

Queensland Rail News
THE State Government has announced southeast Queensland’s train timetables will soon return to normal following the unveiling of a new training program.

Hitachi trainset for Devon & Cornwall sets sail from Japan

UK
The first of the Hitachi AT300 electro-diesel trainsets for Great Western Railway services from London to Devon and Cornwall left the Japanese port of Kobe on April 26, and is expected to arrive in Southampton during June.

Siemens to buy planning software company HaCon

Europe
Siemens announced an agreement to acquire Hannover-based planning, scheduling and information systems software provider HaCon on April 28. The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the deal, which subject to regulatory approval is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017.

A moon of Saturn is habitable

Other Transport News
Today Earthlings came one very giant step closer to finding life elsewhere in our solar system. In the final months of its 20-year mission, the spacecraft Cassini delivered its most noteworthy revelation yet: the ocean of Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, is releasing hydrogen, an energy source for some microorganisms.

Saeed Mohammadzadeh

Rail News
Dr Saeed Mohammadzadeh has replaced Mohsen Pourseyed Aghaei as President of Iranian national railway holding group RAI. He also serves as Vice-Minister for Road & Urban Development and as a Professor at the Railways Faculty of the national Science & Industry University in Tehran.

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