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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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NEW South Wales transport minister Mr Andrew Constance announced on April 18 that the new light rail line in the city of Newcastle will operate without catenary for much of its length to reduce the...
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ACCORDING to a study by SCI Verkehr, Germany, the world market for metro cars is set to grow at an annual rate of 1-2% from what it describes as a very high current market volume...
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CBH Group, Australia, has awarded a contract to Wi-Tronix, United States, to equip its fleet of 25 diesel-electric locomotives, which are used to haul grain trains, with Wi-Nostix, a predictive fault diagnostics and monitoring system.Wi-Nostix...
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COAL services operated by Australian rail freight operator Aurizon have suffered severe disruption following heavy rain and flooding caused by Cyclone Debbie which made landfall on the Queensland coast during the last week of March.Aurizon...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced that final bids for the $A 6bn ($US 4.5bn) Melbourne Metro tunnel and stations public private partnership (PPP) have been received and are being assessed...
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AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon is looking to revitalise its plans for a 1067mm-gauge rail link to the proposed coalfields in the Galilee Basin in north Queensland, according to reports in the Financial Review. Aurizon has...
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ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a $A 518m ($US 395m) project to increase track capacity on the regional rail line serving Ballarat and Melbourne. The...
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AUSTRALIA’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) will take over full jurisdiction for railway safety in Queensland on June 30 following the passing of legislation by the state government on February 28 for...
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NEW Zealand’s national railway KiwiRail suffered a dramatic decline in profitability in the six months ending December 31 2016, largely due to the impact of November’s Kaikoura earthquake, which has severed the Main Trunk Line...

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