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Renfe also confirmed that its Avant fleet has met the Aenor protocol. The operator’s Ave, Alvia, Euromed, Intercity fleets are already certified.
Myanmar: Myanma Railways (MR) has received delivery of six trains from an order of 24 from Japanese manufacturer Niigata Transys for use on the Yangon – Taungoo line. The remaining trains will be delivered in three batches between December 2020 and April 2021.
Thailand: State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has awarded a Baht 6.53bn ($US 209.3m) contract for 50 diesel-electric locomotives manufactured by CRRC Qishuyan. The order will be procured through the SFR joint venture of Thai firms Sanfoko and River Engineering. The locomotives have a top speed of 120km/h and will be used to haul both passenger and freight trains.
Austria: Siemens has begun trials with a 230km/h Vectron locomotive variant equipped with modified bogies. Tests were carried out in Tyrol, on the Semmering Line and on the Vienna – St Pölten high-speed line.
Poland: The first of four Newag Impuls 2 DMUs for regional operator Greater Poland Railways (KW) has begun approval testing at Polish Railway Institute in Żmigród. KW ordered the trains in September 2019 in a contract worth Zlotys 77m ($US 20.2m).
Russia: Transmashholding (TMH) has confirmed that it will deliver three type RA-3 Orlan diesel trains to the Sakhalin Railway, a subdivision of the Far Eastern Railway, by the end of October.
Switzerland: Stadler has chosen to extend a contract with Huber+Suhner for the supply of Radox railway cables under a new agreement which will run until 2023. The cables will be used for the implementation of power, control and communications systems on Stadler trains and LRVs.
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