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Auckland approves order for battery-electric trains AUCKLAND Council’s Finance and Performance Committee agreed in principle on July 26 to go ahead with the purchase of 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs), which will replace DMUs on Auckland Transport (AT) suburban services to Pukekohe and expand the fleet as ridership grows.
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AUCKLAND Council’s Finance and Performance Committee agreed in principle on July 26 to go ahead with the purchase of 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs), which will replace DMUs on Auckland Transport (AT) suburban services...
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INFRASTRUCTURE Australia (IA), the independent body that advises the federal and state governments on infrastructure priorities and funding, has released a policy paper calling on Australian governments to protect vital corridors to avoid cost overruns...
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THE state government of South Australia has awarded an $A 80m ($US 63.5m) contract for construction of Adelaide’s East End light rail extension to the Downer York joint venture of Downer EDI Works and South...
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AUCKLAND Council is expected to decide next week whether to proceed with an order for 17 battery-electric multiple units, which would replace DMUs on services on suburban services to Pukekohe. The trains would operate under electric...
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto says automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network (Autohaul) is progressing well, with around 20% of all train kilometres now operating in autonomous mode, albeit with...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria announced on July 18 that CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the $A 1bn ($US 790m) Rail Systems Alliance (RSA), which it says includes the first...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has selected the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) as preferred bidder for the $A 6bn ($US 4.7bn) Melbourne Metro Tunnel and stations public-private partnership. The consortium led by Lendlease...
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NSW Trainlink, which operates passenger rail services in the Australian state of New South Wales, has awarded a five-year contract to Perpetuum, Britain, to install a track and ride monitoring system on XPT power cars.Perpetuum...
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AUSTRALIAN prime minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull announced a $A 1.42bn ($US 1.08bn) federal cash injection to fund upgrades to regional rail lines in Victoria on June 27. Among the highlights are upgrades to the Ballarat line...
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THE Australian federal and Victorian state governments have awarded the McConnell Dowell and Martinus Rail joint venture a contract for stages two, three and four of the Murray Basin rail freight network revitalisation project.   The $A...

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