Greenbrier invests in Brazilian component manufacturer

BRAZIL: The Greenbrier Companies announced on May 24 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire a 19·5% stake in Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro for US$10m.
International Rail News

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St Petersburg airport tram plan

Tram and Light Rail News
RUSSIA: A fast tram line is to be built to serve Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg. This comes partly as a response to forecast rise in passenger numbers at the city’s main airport from 17 million to 35 million in 2039.

David Waboso

Rail News
London Underground Capital Programmes Director David Waboso is to join Network Rail as Managing Director of the cross-industry Digital Railway programme. He succeeds Jerry England, who is to retire.

Queensland Senator supports inland rail via Warwick

Rail Events
THEY are from different tiers of government but Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie and Senator Matt Canavan agree on one thing - Warwick should be included in the proposed inland rail route.

Thousands of rail faults force Metro to find a new way to manage failures

Victorian Rail News
The most critical infrastructure that keeps Melbourne's trains running - the tracks, signals and overhead equipment - is so fault-ridden and obsolete that it would need a fourfold increase in government funding to fix and replace it all, Metro Trains has calculated.

Hyundai Rotem selected to supply Korail high speed EMUs

Asian Rail News
SOUTH KOREA: National rail operator Korail has selected Hyundai Rotem to supply 30 high speed electric multiple-units for the Gyeongjeon Line linking Busan and Masan, which is due to open in 2020. Korail expects to sign the 102bn won contract in the next week.

TransPennine Express orders EMUs and hauled stock

International Rail News
UK: Passenger franchisee TransPennine Express has announced orders worth £230m for CAF electric multiple-units and locomotive-hauled coaches for delivery in 2018-19.

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