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SAR starts first passenger services from Riyadh SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) inaugurated its first passenger services on February 26 on the Riyadh - Al Qassim section of the North-South Railway with an intermediate stop at Majmaah.
HS2 Hybrid Bill receives Royal Assent THE first phase of High-Speed 2 cleared its final legal hurdle on February 23 when the Hybrid Bill authorising construction received Royal Assent, becoming an Act of Parliament.
Ottawa expands Stage 2 LRT plan THE Mayor of Ottawa Mr Jim Watson unveiled proposals to expand the scope of the city’s Stage 2 LRT project on February 17 in a proposal that would extend the network to the west, south and east.
Kenyan standard-gauge railway to start trial operation in March CONSTRUCTION of the $US 3.8bn 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge railway (SGR) is due to be completed in March by China Railway and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which has a 10-year concession to operate the line, to allow test running to begin in preparation for the start of train operation in June.
Caltrain electrification “in jeopardy” as federal grants deferred CALTRAIN has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 83.7km San Jose - San Francisco line may be in jeopardy after newly-appointed United States Transportation Secretary Mrs Elaine Chao ordered the Federal Transit Administration to defer federal funding for the project.
EBA approves Munich - Lindau upgrading works GERMANY’s Federal Railway Authority has given the go-ahead for the first phase of a €440m project to upgrade and electrify the Munich - Memmingen - Lindau line.
SNCF acquires 45% stake in BLS Cargo BLS, Switzerland, announced on February 16 that it has agreed to sell a 45% stake in its rail freight subsidiary BLS Cargo to SNCF Logistics.
Bombardier rolls out first LRV for Waterloo THE first Flexity Freedom LRV for the initial phase of the Ion light rail network in the Canadian city of Waterloo was loaded onto a lorry at Bombardier’s plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on February 15 in readiness for delivery, which is expected to take 10-12 days.

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