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Ho Chi Minh City awards metro contract THE Management Authority for Urban Railways (Maur) in Ho Chi Minh City has awarded a contract to the Shimizu Maeda Joint Operation, Japan, to construct a section of the city's first metro line.
DB Regio wins Allgäu Diesel Network contract THE transport authorities of the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg have awarded DB Regio a 12-year contract to operate the Allgäu diesel network which covers 7.8 million train-km per year.
Izmir seeks EBRD loan to fund metro train order IZMIR Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey, is trying to obtain a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to fund the acquisition of additional light metro trains.
First North East Line trains arrive in Singapore THE first of 18 driverless metro trains being built in China by Shanghai Alstom Transport (Satco) for the North East Line has arrived in Singapore.
Trenitalia Jazz EMUs enter service in Piedmont TRENITALIA's new Alstom Jazz EMU was formally presented to regional and local council representatives from the Piedmont region of northern Italy at Turin Porta Susa station on July 18 by the new Italian State Railways (FS) CEO Mr Michele Elia and Trenitalia CEO Mr Vincenzo Soprano.
Hitachi unveils new train mock-ups in London HITACHI Rail Europe unveiled mock-ups of two new train designs for the European market in London on July 21: the AT100 metro train and the AT200 regional train.
Chinese trains enter service in Buenos Aires ARGENTINEAN President Mrs Christina Kirchner and transport and interior minister Mr Florencio Randazzo officially launched the new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs for Buenos Aires' Sarmiento Line on July 21, when the first trains entered passenger service between Once and Moreno.
EC funds Dresden – Prague high-speed study The European Commission (EC) has agreed to cover half of the cost of a €1.25m feasibility study into the construction of a high-speed line linking Germany and the Czech Republic.

Latest News

french-rail-reform-bill-moves-forward
July 24, 2014
THE French Senate definitively adopted the findings of the parliamentary joint committee (CMP) on draft legislation on railway reform in one of the final steps in the legislative process before the bill becomes law. The committee's...
ho-chi-minh-city-awards-metro-contract
July 24, 2014
THE Management Authority for Urban Railways (Maur) in Ho Chi Minh City has awarded a contract to the Shimizu Maeda Joint Operation, Japan, to construct a section of the city's first metro line. The Yen...
delhi-metro-issues-tender-for-broad-gauge-trains
July 24, 2014
DELHI Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued an international tender notice for a contract to supply 124 1676mm-gauge metro cars for Delhi metro lines 1,2, and 3, which are being extended as part of the...
db-regio-wins-allgäu-diesel-network
July 24, 2014
THE transport authorities of the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg have awarded DB Regio a 12-year contract to operate the Allgäu diesel network which covers 7.8 million train-km per year. The contract begins in December...
go-ahead-for-denver-light-rail-extension
July 23, 2014
DENVER Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved plans for a 3.7km extension of the city's Southeast Light Rail line from Lincoln to Lone Tree, Colorado. The extension will have three stations, including a park-and-ride facility at...
izmir-seeks-ebrd-loan-to-fund-metro-train-order
July 23, 2014
IZMIR Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey, is trying to obtain a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to fund the acquisition of additional light metro trains. If the loan application is successful, Izmir plans...
first-north-east-line-trains-arrive-in-singapore
July 23, 2014
THE first of 18 driverless metro trains being built in China by Shanghai Alstom Transport (Satco) for the North East Line has arrived in Singapore. The trains are part of a larger order for 42...

IRJ Blogs

can-rail-seize-the-moment-and-achieve-a-huge-modal-shift?
July 08, 2014
RAILWAYS have a golden opportunity to make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants by engineering a shift of passenger and freight traffic from road to rail.
co-operation-can-revive-the-fortunes-of-european-wagonload-freight
July 04, 2014
THE STORY of wagonload freight in Europe over the last 50 years has generally been an unhappy one. The expansion of the highway network, changes in industrial production and distribution patterns, and the increased value...
“we-are-very-sorry-about-the-delay-to-this-service”
June 13, 2014
A stopped train on a hot day. Increasingly frustrated passengers. And a railway journalist sitting in coach F.