Refurbishment for SWR’s Class 458 trains thanks to new contract between Porterbrook and Alstom

Porterbrook has announced that South Western Railway’s (SWR) fleet of Modern Railway’s ‘Golden Spanner awards’ winning Class 458 trains will undergo major improvements following a new deal with Alstom.
UK

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Lombardia operator orders more Coradia Stream EMUs

Europe
Following the confirmation of funding from the Lombardia region, FNM Group’s Ferrovienord has awarded Alstom a €125m firm order to supply a further 20 Coradia Stream electric multiple-units from June 2023 for use on Milano – Sondrio – Tirano services.

Dutch lines get the Wink

Europe
The 18 Stadler Wink multiple-units ordered by Arriva for use around Groningen and Leeuwarden began entering regular service on April 12.

Tashkent orders more TMH metro trains

Asian Rail News
TRANSMASHHOLDING (TMH) subsidiary Metrowagonmash has signed a contract for the manufacture and supply of 10 four-car trains for Tashkent Metro, which will be delivered to Uzbekistan’s capital by the end of the year.
Other Transport News
Join us on 16 June from 10.30-13.00 (CEST) for this year’s Road Safety Performance Index Award event.

Rail replacement buses for Cornish Branch line during G7 summit

UK
Train operator Great Western Railway has announced that rail replacement buses will be operating on the line between St Erth and St Ives in June while the G7 summit takes place.

Kristie Johnston attacks parties’ ‘hollow’ promises as she pushes for fast track of passenger rail

Tasmanian Rail News
The government is “backing away a million miles an hour” from its passenger rail commitment, an independent candidate says, as she calls for the project to be put on the fast track.

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