Bombardier Transportation to cut 5 000 jobs

On October 21 Bombardier Inc announced plans to cut approximately 7 500 jobs worldwide as part of a workforce optimisation and site specialisation programme running through to 2018. Around two-thirds of the job losses would be at the Bombardier Transportation rail business, with the rest in the aerospace business.
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G&W and Macquarie to buy Glencore coal haulage business

South Australian Rail News
Genesee & Wyoming Inc announced on October 20 that it had entered into agreements to acquire mining company Glencore’s Hunter Valley coal haulage business for A$1·14bn.

B Logistics launches Belgium – Sweden freight service

International Rail News
Belgian freight operator B Logistics has launched its eighth Green Xpress ‘high quality’ freight service, which is the first it has developed in response to demand from the intermodal market.

Siemens to electrify high-altitude metro

International Rail News
ECUADOR: The consortium of Acciona and Odebrecht which is building Quito Metro Line 1 has awarded Siemens a contract to supply electrification systems for the 22 km line.

EMUs to boost Kuala Lumpur airport rail link capacity

Asian Rail News
The first of six electric multiple-units which are being supplied by CRRC Changchun to increase capacity on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport rail link was unveiled by Minister of Transport, Liow Tiong Lai at Express Rail Link’s Salak Tinggi depot on October 20.

Liège tram prequalification restarts

Tram and Light Rail News
Three consortia have submitted bids to prequalify for a revised design-build-finance-maintain concession to build the planned 12·5 km tram route in Liège.

Appointment Of New V/Line CEO

Victorian Rail News
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and V/Line Board Chair Jenny Dawson today announced the appointment of James Pinder as Chief Executive Officer of V/Line.

Biggest trucks banned from ageing West Gate Bridge22 hours ago in Other Transport News

China-Europe Rail Network Is Taking Next Stepyesterday in Asian Rail News

Minho line electrification contract signedyesterday in International Rail News

Gaudí interior for FGC trainyesterday in International Rail News

Mumbai to Moscow inter-modal freight arrivesyesterday in International Rail News

Kenyan President launches SGR Phase 2A constructionyesterday in International Rail News

Inland rail host community meeting in Gundyyesterday in Queensland Rail News

Suspended rail line beneath Sydney Bridge costlyyesterday in New South Wales Rail News

Candidates back rail's return to Leongathayesterday in Victorian Rail News

Flood-damaged DMU returns to serviceyesterday in International Rail News

Ukraine to create stand-alone passenger businessyesterday in International Rail News

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