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Two Mumbai metro lines approved MUMBAI Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has approved the construction of two more metro lines in the city.
Italy to sell 40% stake in FS by 2016 ITALY's economy minister Mr Giancarlo Padoan has announced that the government is planning a "quick" partial-privatisation of Italian State Railways (FS) in a bid to reduce the public debt and improve the competitiveness of the railway in the high-speed rail and regional public transport markets.
Deal reached over delayed Swiss train order SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) announced on November 19 that it has agreed a revised delivery schedule with Bombardier for a fleet of 59 eight-car Twindexx Express IR 200 long-distance trains ordered four years ago, which will now enter service more than three years later than originally envisaged.
Chinese to maintain Addis Ababa LRT network ETHIOPIAN Railway Corporation (ERC) has selected a consortium of China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and Shenzhen Metro Group to maintain the new 34km Addis Ababa light rail network.
Neckar-Alb tram-train project approved The cabinet of the German state of Baden-Württemberg has approved plans for the implementation of the first phase of the Neckar-Alb tram-train network around Reutlingen and Tübingen.
Hitachi submits bid for Finmeccanica rail assets FINMECCANICA says it received an offer from Hitachi on November 17 for the acquisition of its loss-making rolling stock unit AnsaldoBreda and the company's 40% stake in Ansaldo STS.
Govia orders 27 EMUs for Gatwick Express GOVIA Thameslink Railway (GTR) has awarded Bombardier a £145.2m contract to supply 27 four-car class 387/2 Electrostar EMUs for London Victoria – Gatwick Airport Gatwick Express services.
CP sells Delaware & Hudson lines to NS CANADIAN Pacific announced on November 17 that its Delaware & Hudson Railway (D&H) subsidiary has agreed to sell a 455km section of its network in the northeastern United States to Norfolk Southern (NS) for $C 217m ($US 192.6m).

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November 20, 2014
GENESEE & Wyoming (GWI) announced on November 19 that it has signed an agreement with Massachusetts-based Pinsly Railroad to acquire railways in its Arkansas Division for $US 40m in cash, subject to adjustments for final...
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November 20, 2014
MUMBAI Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has approved the construction of two more metro lines in the city. The 40km 36-station Line 2 will run completely underground from Dahisar in the north to Charkop and Bandra...
italy-to-sell-40-stake-in-fs-by-2016
November 20, 2014
ITALY's economy minister Mr Giancarlo Padoan has announced that the government is planning a "quick" partial-privatisation of Italian State Railways (FS) in a bid to reduce the public debt and improve the competitiveness of the...
ratp-to-operate-valenciennes-lrt
November 20, 2014
SITURV, the public transport authority in the French city of Valenciennes, has awarded Paris Transport Authority (RATP) subsidiary RATP Dev a contract to operate the Transville light rail and bus network in Valenciennes and Porte...
regiojet-leases-vectrons-for-slovakia
November 19, 2014
CZECH open-access long-distance operator RegioJet has taken delivery of the first of three Siemens Vectron locomotives, which are being leased from European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) under a five-year contract. The first locomotive arrived in the Czech...
deal-reached-over-delayed-swiss-train-order
November 19, 2014
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) announced on November 19 that it has agreed a revised delivery schedule with Bombardier for a fleet of 59 eight-car Twindexx Express IR 200 long-distance trains ordered four years ago, which...
plummer-to-succeed-malm-as-eim-president
November 19, 2014
THE general assembly of the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) has elected Mr Paul Plummer, group strategy director of Britain's infrastructure manager Network Rail, as president to succeed Mr Gunnar Malm, director general of Trafikverket,...

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