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Third New York Subway line to have CBTC THE Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded contracts totalling $US 205.8m to Siemens and Thales to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on New York Subway's Queens Boulevard Line.
Spanish 2016 budget maintains HS rail spending RAIL will remain Spain's transport priority according to the draft budget for 2016 which allocates more than half of spending to rail projects with a special focus on completing the extensive high-speed network.
Benin-Niger rail link ‘another step forward’ THE prime minister of Benin, Mr Lionel Zinsou signed a concession agreement with his Nigerien counterpart, Mr Brigi Rafini and Bolloré Group's CEO, Mr Thierry Ballard, in Niamey on August 13.
Oslo Sporveien completes metro line upgrading project THE final phase of a 10-year project to upgrade Oslo Sporveien's Kolsås line to metro standards has been completed with the commissioning of new signalling at Avløs depot.
DSB undergoes restructuring DANISH Railways (DSB) has confirmed that the company is being restructured into two primary divisions: operations, with a focus on operation and maintenance, and commercial, which focuses on customers, products and revenues. The changes will take effect from September 1.
DB Networks buys SBB traffic management system GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Networks has purchased a licence from Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to operate its Rail Control System (RCS) traffic management solution on its 33,000km network from 2019.
ARTC selects Telstra for telecommunications contract THE Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has selected Telstra in a 10-year contract to provide continuing telecommunications services through its NextG network to support ARTC's National Train Communications System (NTCS) for the 8500km Australian freight railway network.
Phoenix and Sacramento open light rail extensions RESIDENTS of Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and Sacramento, California, are celebrating the latest additions to their city's light rail networks which opened on August 22 and 24 respectively.

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THE Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded contracts totalling $US 205.8m to Siemens and Thales to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on New York Subway's Queens Boulevard Line.At 43km, this...
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