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The proposed acquisition of French rail operator Alstom by Germany's Siemens has been blocked by the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission argued that the merger would have been harmful for competition Read more

Alstom and Siemens have offered to make new concessions to satisfy antitrust demands in order to get the go-ahead for their rail merger. Read more

Germany’s independent competition watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt, has raised “serious doubts” over the Siemens-Alstom railway merger. Read more

Rail technology specialist Vossloh has successfully completed the acquisition of the rail milling business of STRABAG Rail GmbH. Read more

With the adapter system ‘roadrailLink’(r2L), Vega International Car-Transport and Logistic-Trading Gesellschaft mbH (Vegatrans) and TX Logistik AG (TXL) are setting new standards in commercial vehicle transport by rail. Read more

Spanish locomotive manufacturer Talgo has won a €225 million electric train contract from Latvia’s state-run railway company Pasažieru Vilciens (PV). Read more

Composites Evolution, Bercella and Element Materials Technology (Element) have successfully completed the development and testing of a composite cantilever support for rail passenger seating. Read more

Nokia and Altran, a worldwide leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), are launching a jointly developed solution to optimise and streamline the maintenance of rolling stock for train operators. Read more

Polish national railway company PKP Cargo has announced it is joining forces with Pesa Bydgoszcz, the country’s leading manufacturer of railway vehicles, and the Institute of Rail Vehicles (IPS), to develop a dual-system autonomous locomotive. Read more

French firms Alstom and Colas have together won a contract for the forthcoming Grand Paris Express project for €155 million. Read more

DAKO-CZ is a manufacturer of pneumatic, electro mechanic and hydraulic brake systems for rail vehicles with a proven track record reaching back two centuries. As in previous years, the company is looking at increased financial performance in 2018. Read more

The new SKF Passenger bearing 1.7 Mkm CRU, introduced at InnoTrans 2018, is a sealed and greased unit that has been developed to run 1.7 Mkm between maintenance intervals. Read more

At the InnoTrans trade fair for rail technology in Berlin, which takes place every two years, rail technology specialist Vossloh will present its wide-ranging portfolio. Read more

ABB has announced the news that it has won orders worth over $100 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler, in order to improve rail operators' operations in Europe and make the US more energy efficient. Read more

Stauff from Werdohl in Germany is known as a specialist for fluid technology, and also as a manufacturer of replacement filter elements, such as for construction, forestry and agricultural machines, but also for industrial hydraulic systems. Read more

Teleste unveils a new series of ultrawide TFT LCD displays that will offer a new level of visually accessible information for passengers on trains, trams and buses. Read more

Despite having the fourth largest railway network in Europe, Poland is undergoing significant investments in its railway sector through investment programs. Read more

YIT and Are with Länsimetro Oy, have signed an agreement to construct the Kaitaa station on the West Metro line in Espoo, Finland for €47 million with YIT receiving a share of €33 million. Read more

The project worth €116 million, has been awarded to Porr by the Polish railway infrastructure manager PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe, for the modernisation of the Oświęcim - Czechowice-Dziedzice railway section located in southern Poland. Read more

PKP Intercity has recently signed a contract with Alstom to install its Wi-Fi devices in Alstoms' Express InterCity Premium (EIP) trains with the aim of the first free wireless internet trains to hit the tracks by the end of 2018. Read more

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