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Indian cabinet approves capacity enhancement projects INDIA’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) granted approval on August 24 for nine projects representing an investment of around Rs 243.5bn ($US 3.6bn) to increase rail capacity in nine states.
South Africa seeks to centralise locomotive procurement FUTURE locomotive acquisitions for South African state-owned rail operators Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) will be consolidated under one umbrella organisation if the country's treasury and public enterprise departments get their way.
Stadler to supply new trains for Stockholm’s Roslagsbanan THE transport committee of Stockholm County Council has selected Stadler as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 22 891mm-gauge EMUs for the 65km Roslagsbanan, which links Stockholm with districts to the north and east of the Swedish capital.
RailConnect joint venture wins NSW intercity contract THE New South Wales (NSW) state government has signed a $A 2.3bn ($US 1.8bn) contract with the RailConnect joint venture for the supply of 65 eight-car double deck EMUs for inter-city services from Sydney to Newcastle, the Central Coast, South Coast and the Blue Mountains.
Tunnelling completed on Eglinton Crosstown LRT CONSTRUCTION of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail line reached a significant milestone on August 18 when tunnel boring machines Don and Humber broke through at Yonge Street, marking the completion of tunneling on the 10km underground section between Keele Street and Laird Drive.
Sitarail to upgrade Abidjan - Kaya railway THE governments of Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso have signed a revised operating concession with Sitarail, part of the Bolloré Group, to include responsibility for the infrastructure of the 1260km railway linking the two countries.
Caltrain awards $US 1.25bn train and electrification contracts CALTRAIN, which operates the San Francisco - San Jose commuter rail line in California, has awarded contracts to Stadler Rail for new trains and Balfour Beatty to electrify the 83.7km line.
China's Standard high-speed EMU enters service CHINA Railways Corporation inaugurated its new standard high-speed EMU, which has been under development since 2012, on the Dalian – Shenyang line on August 15.

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August 26, 2016
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August 26, 2016
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August 26, 2016
URAL Locomotives presented the last of 33 ES2G Lastochka EMUs for the Moscow Ring Railway to Central Suburban Passenger Company at Podmoskovnaya depot in Moscow on August 22. Currently used exclusively...
August 26, 2016
THE operation of regional rail services in Sweden's four most-northerly counties changed hands on August 20, when Tågkompaniet took over the Norrtåg network from Botniatåg, a joint venture between German...
August 26, 2016
AFTER several delays, Dutch infrastrucutre manager Prorail opened the new station at Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn on August 23. The station, which is located to the east of Utrecht Central on lines...
August 25, 2016
BOMBARDIER inaugurated its new South African production site and headquarters in Islando, Johannesburg, on August 25. South African state-owned freight and logistics company Transnet awarded Bombardier a contract to supply 240...
August 25, 2016
THE first of 10 Kiss 2 double-deck EMUs for Austrian long-distance open-access operator Westbahn was moved from Stadler’s plant at Altenrhein in the Swiss canton of St Gallen to the...

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July 27, 2016
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