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Bids invited for Auckland City Rail Link contract CITY Rail Link has issued a call for tender to pre-qualify by March 1 for the C3 stations and tunnels package of the $NZ 3bn ($US 2.18bn) project to build a cross-city line in Auckland, New Zealand.
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales has unveiled its preferred route for the first stage of Parramatta Light Rail project, which will connect a major hospital at Westmead with central Parramatta...
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METRO Trains Melbourne’s fleet of X’Trapolis EMUs is set to reach 101 trains after Public Transport Victoria (PTV) signed a €100m contract with Alstom for nine additional sets. Each 145m-long six-car train will accommodate 1430 passengers. Production...
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AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has announced a 21% increase in underlying Ebit of $A 488m for the six months ending December 31 2016, compared with $A 403m in the first half of the 2016...
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NEW Zealand operator KiwiRail is having to contend with the indefinite closure of a second line on the South Island after a scrub fire badly damaged a major viaduct on the line linking Christchurch and...
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CITY Rail Link has issued a call for tender to pre-qualify by March 1 for the C3 stations and tunnels package of the $NZ 3bn ($US 2.18bn) project to build a cross-city line in Auckland,...
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AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has undertaken a review of the value of its assets as of December 31 2016, with the Aurizon Board deciding to recognise impairments and significant items of $A 321m ($US...
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ANSALDO STS has been awarded a $A 44m ($US 33m) contract to supply signalling and telecommunications systems for Perth’s Forrestfield – Airport Link. Under the contract, which was awarded by the joint venture of Salini Impregilo...
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KIWIRAIL enters 2017 facing a number of short and long-term challenges, and how these issues are tackled will determine the future nature and extent of railway services in New Zealand over the coming decades.The most...
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THE north-south interstate rail corridor between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne managed by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), has struggled against competition from road and coastal shipping for many years, with a market share well...
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MELBOURNE’s extensive tram network could soon be running on electricity supplied by large-scale solar power plants under plans unveiled by the government of the Australian state of Victoria. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning...

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