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PKP Intercity Flirt presented

The first of 20 Flirt 3 electric multiple-units being supplied to PKP Intercity by a Stadler-Newag consortium has been presented to the public at Katowice station, following the completion of testing at the Railway Institute in July.

The units were ordered in 2013 under a contract valued at 1·156bn złoty, plus a further 465m złoty for 15 years of maintenance. The order is being 70% co-financed by the EU.

China opens northernmost high-speed line

China launched passenger services on its most northerly high-speed line on August 17 with the start of commercial operations on the Harbin – Qiqihar line in Heilongjiang province.

Duro Daković secures French wagon order worth 80 mil. kn

Wagon manufacturer Duro Daković has been awarded a contract worth 80 mil. kn by French rolling stock leasing company Atir Rail to supply a batch of type Zacns bogie tank wagons.

Slovenia Adopts Transport Anti-Development Strategy Until 2030

The government adopted a resolution on the transport development strategy, which looks to define comprehensive development of transport and transport infrastructure until 2030, secure stable financing and meet preliminary conditions for the phasing of EU funds in the 2014-2020 period.

The 280-page document analyses the geo-strategic position of Slovenia, the importance of transport for the country and its economy, current and future traffic flows, the situation of all transport sectors, and …

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