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Express Rail Link opening pushed back to 2018 MTR says the Express Rail Link project to construct a high-speed line from West Kowloon in Hong Kong to the Chinese border and Shenzhen is expected to exceed its budget by 30%, or $HK 20bn ($US 2.58bn), and the opening will be further delayed until the third quarter of 2018.
Helsinki’s Ring Line opens HELSINKI celebrated the opening of the new 18km Ring Line on July 1 with 80,000 passengers using services on the new line on its inaugural day of operations.
First Prasa X'trapolis EMU on test TESTING is underway at Alstom's Lapa plant in Brazil on the first of 600 X'trapolis Mega commuter EMUs for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), while preparations for the transfer of production to South Africa are also making progress.
Luxembourg tram design revealed ARTIST's impressions of the CAF Urbos low-floor LRV for the first light rail line in Luxembourg were unveiled on July 1 by the country's minister for sustainable development and transport François Bausch and mayor of Luxembourg Mrs Lydie Polfer.
Brookfield makes $A 8.8bn bid for Asciano ASCIANO, the parent company of one of Australia's largest railfreight operators Pacific National (PN), confirmed on July 1 that it has been approached by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management in a $A 8.8bn ($US 6.8bn) takeover bid.
First Moroccan TGV arrives in Tangiers THE first TGV Duplex train for Morocco's inaugural high-speed line arrived in the country at the port of Tangiers on June 29.
British universities launch track R&D programme FOUR British universities have launched an £8.5m five-year research programme aimed at developing track which will cost less, last longer and have reduced maintenance needs.
Cuba begins Havana station reconstruction CUBAN Railways (UFC) closed its Havana Central station on June 24 for the start of a three-year rebuilding and renovation project, which will include the construction of additional platforms.

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