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GySEV awards Hungarian electrification contract FOLLOWING a public tender, Hungary's Györ-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway (GySEV) has awarded a Forints 11.4bn ($US 51.3m) contract to electrify the 87km Mosonszolnok – Porpác line in western Hungary, which will enable the operation of electric services between Hegyeshalom and Szombathely.
Financial close reached on East Coast IEP order BRITAIN's secretary of state of transport Mr Patrick McLoughlin announced on April 16 that the Department for Transport (DfT) has reached financial close on a £2.7bn contract for a fleet of 65 225km/h Super Express Trains (SETs) for long-distance services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML).
Testing starts on Zürich cross-city link TRIAL operations have begun on Zürich's new Durchmesserlinie (DML) cross-city link, which is due to open on June 15, with a total of 60 test trains passing through the new Löwenstrasse station beneath Zürich's existing main station over the weekend of April 12-13.
Brazil to finance Carajas railway expansion BRAZIL's National Development Bank (BNDES) has approved further Reais 6.2bn ($US 2.8bn) in funding for mining giant Vale's plan to increase iron-ore production to 230 million tonnes per year, which includes investment in capacity enhancements on the company's Carajás Railway (EFC).
Algiers light rail extension inaugurated ALGERIA's transport minister Mr Amar Ghoul inaugurated the 4.2km eastern extension of Algiers light rail Line 1 from Bordj El Kiffan to Kahouat Echergui on April 16.
Moretti leaves FS for Finmeccanica ITALY's prime minister Mr Matteo Renzi has named Italian State Railways (FS) CEO Mr Mauro Moretti as CEO of Finmeccanica, the country's largest state-owned conglomerate, as part of a wider reshuffle of senior managers at public sector companies.
Abellio signs interim Greater Anglia franchise deal BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) announced on April 16 that it has signed a 27-month direct award franchise agreement with Abellio for the Greater Anglia franchise, which covers the operation of around 33.3 million train-km per year on a 1600 route-km network in eastern England.
Dutch government to invest €2.5bn in ERTMS rollout THE Dutch cabinet has approved a €2.5bn budget to install ERTMS on all trains by 2022 and on the busiest sections of the national rail network by 2030.

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