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China to develop Mali rail links THE government of Mali has signed framework agreements worth $US 9.5bn with two Chinese railway civil engineering companies to build a new line to the Guinean port of Conakry and to upgrade the existing railway linking Mali with Senegal.
Vossloh struggles amidst restructuring VOSSLOH's nine month results show the effects of a continuing restructuring and realignment process at the company with revenues increasing only slightly to €967.7m compared with €958.5m the previous year, and Ebit falling to a negative €150.4m, from €34.6m in 2013.
NS names CAF as preferred bidder for Sprinter fleet NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has announced that CAF, Spain, is its preferred bidder for a contract to supply a fleet of 120 EMUs worth around €510m for its Sprinter New Generation project.
Dhaka metro station design contract awarded DHAKA Mass Transit Company has appointed British architects John McAslan & Partners (JMP) to design stations for the first phase of the metro network in the Bangladeshi capital.
Deal reached on Rail Baltica joint venture AFTER years of political wrangling, plans to build a standard-gauge high-speed line linking the Baltic States with Poland reached an important milestone on October 28 when the governments of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania signed an agreement to create a joint venture company, RB Rail, to implement the project.
Designs presented for Riyadh Orange Line trains FINAL designs for the Riyadh metro Orange Line train fleet have been presented to the governor of Riyadh and chairman of Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) by Bombardier, which is supplying 47 two-car Innovia Metro 300 sets for the 40.7km east-west line.
Another record year for Amtrak AMTRAK announced its annual results on October 27 for its 2014 financial year, which ended on September 30, revealing revenues from ticket sales have once again reached a record high, climbing 4% compared with 2013 to reach to $US 2.19bn.
French auditor calls for smaller TGV network FRANCE will need to consider reducing the number of stations served by TGV services if the network is to stand any chance of being profitable, according to a report on the finances of TGV, which was published by the French Court of Auditors on October 23.

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gamuda-mmc-jv-selected-as-klang-valley-mrt2-contractor
October 30, 2014
KUALA Lumpur's Mass Rapid Transit Corporation has selected a joint venture of Gamuda and MMC as the contractor for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 project from Sungai Buloh to Serdang and Putrajaya,...
china-to-develop-mali-rail-links
October 30, 2014
THE government of Mali has signed framework agreements worth $US 9.5bn with two Chinese railway civil engineering companies to build a new line to the Guinean port of Conakry and to upgrade the existing railway...
vossloh-struggles-amidst-restructuring
October 30, 2014
VOSSLOH's nine month results show the effects of a continuing restructuring and realignment process at the company with revenues increasing only slightly to €967.7m compared with €958.5m the previous year, and Ebit falling to a...
ns-names-caf-as-preferred-bidder-for-sprinter-fleet
October 30, 2014
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has announced that CAF, Spain, is its preferred bidder for a contract to supply a fleet of 120 EMUs worth around €510m for its Sprinter New Generation project.NS and CAF hope to...
schleswig-holstein-tenders-west-network
October 30, 2014
THE regional public transport authority of Schleswig-Holstein has published a tender in the Official Journal of the European Union for a concession to operate the northern German state's West network, which includes the 237km Hamburg-Altona...
dhaka-metro-station-design-contract-awarded
October 29, 2014
DHAKA Mass Transit Company has appointed British architects John McAslan & Partners (JMP) to design stations for the first phase of the metro network in the Bangladeshi capital. Line 6 will run for 20.1km from Uttura...
five-shortlisted-for-israeli-electrification-contract
October 29, 2014
ISRAEL Railways (IR) announced on October 28 that it has shortlisted five prequalified suppliers for a design-supply-build-maintain contract for the first stage of its electrification programme. The $US 3.2bn project involves the installation of 25kV 50Hz...

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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...
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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.