China Railways awards high-speed maintenance contract to Bombardier JV

The contract is valued at Yuan 1.24bn ($US 191.3m). BST, a 50:50 joint venture between Bombardier and CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock, will provide varying levels of maintenance for CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1E and CRH380D-type trains, with the work due to be completed by the end of the year.
Asian Rail News

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In-Brief – Transit: Singapore LTA awards Hume metro station contract; Ahmedabad and Surat metro design contracts awarded; Berlin

Asian Rail News
The contract covers the construction of a new station entrance and ventilation shaft for the new underground station, along with the station’s interior. The station is due to open in 2025.

Wabtec Putting EV Locomotive on Rails

USA
Adding battery electric locomotive to Tier 4 consists promises significant fuel savings for rail operators.
UK
Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead will be closed for two consecutive weeks next month due to a major programme of modernisation work.

Alstom awarded Delhi – Meerut RRTS signalling contract

Asian Rail News
The contract (Package 24) covers the design, supply, installation and testing of ETCS hybrid Level 3, telecommunications, train control and supervision systems, and platform screen doors along the route.
Arabian Rail News
The trains for two new monorail systems in Egypt will be built in Derby, with the help of £1.7 billion of backing from UK Export Finance.

Haryana state approves Delhi – Panipat RRTS

Asian Rail News
The project will now be considered by the government of the Delhi National Capital Territory (NCT), before submission to the Indian government for final approval.

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