Škoda-Siemens consortium wins €115m passenger rail car contract .(www.railway-technology.com)

Škoda-Siemens consortium wins €115m passenger rail car contract 
A consortium of Škoda Transportation and Siemens has secured a €115m contract to deliver 50 Viaggio Comfort passenger cars to Czech Railways (ČD).

Hitachi’s electric trains receive regulatory clearance in Scotland 
Hitachi’s electric commuter trains, Class 385s, have received approval from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) ahead of starting passenger service on Scotland’s Central Belt, including the Edinburgh-Glasgow line.

Mipro to revamp Estonian Railway signalling systems 
Finland-based rail traffic safety provider Mipro has secured a deal to work as a partner with Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railway) in the renovation of the signalling systems on the Lääne-Harju track section.

SNCF Réseau launches initiative to develop signal interlockings 
French infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has launched a partnership with several companies, including Alstom, Ansaldo STS, Siemens and Thales, in a bid to design the next generation of signal interlockings.


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