U.S.: For Illinois Department Of Transportation, New Siemens Ventures

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 31, 2020 The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has begun taking…

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Europe, Austria: ÖBB to order more Nightjet trains

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; August 11, 2020 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has been granted permission by the Austrian…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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Canada: Siemens Mobility Appoints Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as Canadian CEO

From Business Wire, Calgary Herald; May 20, 2020 OAKVILLE, Ontario — Siemens Mobility announces the appointment of Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as…

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Europe: Do hydrogen and battery trains mean the end for diesel traction?

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; April 2, 2020 BADEN-Württemberg is the latest German state to join a revolution underway…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom, Bombardier Seek to Avoid Path That Derailed Siemens Deal

By Aoife White, Bloomberg, yahoo! Finance; February 19, 2020 (Bloomberg) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met frequently with…

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U.S.: Amtrak Hiawatha line that stops in Glenview, Illinois gets funding from Wisconsin lawmakers to buy new rail cars

By Ryan Nilsson, Pioneer Press, Chicago Tribune; December 10, 2019 Amtrak’s Hiawatha line, which runs between Milwaukee and Chicago and…

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San Francisco delays $62 million for Muni’s new rail fleet after a slew of mishaps

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; April 23, 2019 San Francisco officials delayed millions in funding for Muni’s troubled new…

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Siemens deal collapse fuels Alstom-Bombardier tie-up talk, shares rally

By Josephine Mason and Allison Lampert, Reuters; February 6, 2019 LONDON/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The European Commission’s decision to block a…

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Siemens and Alstom offer European Commission more merger concessions

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; January 28, 2019 “Since the first remedy proposal made on December 12 2018 to…

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Bombardier’s New Jersey Transit Win Softens ‘Astonishing’ Blow in Canada

By Frederic Tomesco and Oliver Sachgau, Bloomberg; December 12, 2018 Bombardier Inc. got a split decision in its accelerated push…

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Unconfirmed report: VIA Rail Canada chooses German firm Siemens – and not Bombardier – for massive train fleet contract

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; November 27, 2018 Free trade agreements with Europe and the United States prevent Via…

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Germany: DB to purchase 18 ICE 4 trains as part of €1bn investment

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; September 27, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) announced on September 27 that it is investing…

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VIA Rail Canada Announces Trainset Manufacturers Participating in the RFP for its Québec City-Windsor Corridor Fleet

A press release from VIA Rail Canada: June 18, 2018: MONTREAL, June 18, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada…

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Siemens, Atlanta Streetcar ink digital services pact

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 15, 2018 Siemens has formed a long-term technical and digital service partnership with the Atlanta…

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All Aboard Florida: Brightline in the limelight as game-changing railway launches in the US

From Global Rail News; January 16, 2018 A bright day for Florida and an even brighter one for rail transport…

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All Aboard Florida: Former New Jersey Transit workers get Brightline train moving in Florida

By Curtis Tate, Staff Writer, NorthJersey.com; January 15, 2018 Brightline, the country’s first privately operated passenger train in decades, made…

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All Aboard Florida: Take a virtual tour of Brightline higher-speed passenger trains

By Wayne K. Roustan, Reporter, South Florida Sun-Sentinel; December 29, 2017 What will Brightline passengers see when they pass through…

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All Aboard Florida: Brightline to start simulated service this week

By Jennifer Sorentrue, Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post; December 5, 2017 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will begin simulated service this…

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