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Grindrod unveils new shunter SOUTH African locomotive builder Grindrod has unveiled a new Cape Gauge shunting and short-trip locomotive which it hopes will find a ready market among rail operators looking for affordable replacements for ageing second-hand units.
Preferred bidder chosen for Sydney LRT project NEW South Wales (NSW) transport minister Ms Gladys Berejklian has announced that the Connecting Sydney consortium has been selected as preferred bidder to build and operate Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail line.
Renfe and DB face Spanish competition probe SPANISH national train operator Renfe and German Rail (DB) subsidiary Transfesa are facing an investigation by Spanish competition authorities following evidence of a possible collusion agreement and abuse of a dominant position by the public company, which could be detrimental to other railfreight operators.
Construction of Kenyan standard-gauge line suspended A Nairobi High Court has halted the $US 3.6bn project to build a standard-gauge railway linking Nairobi with Mombasa due to a dispute over compensation for land acquisition.
Eurotunnel third-quarter revenues rise 7% OVERALL revenues from Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel's rail and cross-Channel ferry activities increased by 7% to €343.9m in the third quarter of 2014 from €321.2m in the third quarter of 2013.
China to equip high-speed trains with CTCS CHINA Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has begun procurement for 10 packages to supply onboard Chinese Train Control System (CTCS) equipment for 740 high-speed trains operated by China Railway Corporation (CRC).
Committee approves Israeli electrification plan ISRAEL's national electrification programme moved a step closer yesterday after the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Internal Affairs, Services, and Local Government approved the plan developed by the transport minister Mr Israel Katz to electrify 420km of both existing and planned lines at 25kV ac.
CNR selected to supply new trains for Boston MASSACHUSETTS state governor Mr Deval Patrick announced on October 22 that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will recommend CNR Changchun as preferred supplier for a contract to supply 284 metro cars for Boston.

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grindrod-unveils-new-shunter
October 24, 2014
SOUTH African locomotive builder Grindrod has unveiled a new Cape Gauge shunting and short-trip locomotive which it hopes will find a ready market among rail operators looking for affordable replacements for ageing second-hand units. The RS7S3C...
preferred-bidder-announced-for-sydney-lrt-project
October 24, 2014
NEW South Wales (NSW) transport minister Ms Gladys Berejklian has announced that the Connecting Sydney consortium has been selected as preferred bidder to build and operate Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail line.The consortium...
renfe-and-db-schenker-face-spanish-competition-probe
October 24, 2014
SPANISH national train operator Renfe and German Rail (DB) subsidiary Transfesa are facing an investigation by Spanish competition authorities following evidence of a possible collusion agreement and abuse of a dominant position by the public...
mbta-to-order-dmus-for-boston-fairmount-line
October 24, 2014
THE governor of Massachusetts Mr Deval Patrick announced on October 22 that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will procure a fleet of up to 30 DMUs for commuter rail services on the 14.8km Fairmount Line...
izmir-launches-tender-for-metro-trains
October 24, 2014
IZMIR Metropolitan Municipality has issued an invitation to tender for a contract to supply 17 five-car trains for the Turkish city's expanding light metro network. The municipality has requested a loan from the European Bank for...
angers-launches-lrt-line-b-consultation
October 23, 2014
PUBLIC consultation is set to begin next month on plans for the construction of a second light rail line in the French city of Angers. The 10km Line B would link Belle-Beille in the west of...
construction-of-kenyan-standard-gauge-line-suspended
October 23, 2014
A Nairobi High Court has halted the $US 3.6bn project to build a standard-gauge railway linking Nairobi with Mombasa due to a dispute over compensation for land acquisition. Construction of the 609km line by China...

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long-distance-buses-–-the-emerging-challenge-to-germanys-train-operators
October 14, 2014
THE announcement on October 14 that Veolia Verkehr will withdraw all of its InterConnex trains between Leipzig, Berlin and Germany's Baltic Coast from the December timetable change is the first tangible evidence that long-distance bus...
marking-half-a-century-of-high-speed-rail
October 02, 2014
THIS month we celebrate the opening of the Tokaido Shinkansen in October 1964, the world's first dedicated high-speed railway. The event was a momentous step forward not just for Japan but much further afield because...
italys-new-energy-policy-is-bad-news-for-rail
September 08, 2014
A decree issued by the Italian government on competition in the energy sector, which became law on August 21, is causing widespread discontent among the country's rail operators.