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Australia to spend up to $A 20bn on rail projects THE Australian federal government published its 2017-2018 budget on May 9, committing up to $A 20bn ($US 14.7bn) in current and forward investment in rail projects that it says will cut congestion in cities, provide growth in regional areas and create new employment opportunities.
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THE New Zealand government has revealed that it will invest $NZ 450m ($US 318m) in KiwiRail, $NZ 436m in Auckland city’s rail link, and $NZ 98.4m in Wellington’s commuter rail network as part of its...
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TRANSPORT for New South Wales has released the first images of completed Alstom Citadis X05 low-floor LRVs for the Sydney CBD and South East light rail line. As a member of the Altrac Light Rail Consortium,...
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CHINA Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has placed an order with Rolls-Royce to supply 15 MTU series 4000 engines for the 15 DL class freight locomotives that it will supply for New Zealand rail operator,...
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AMERICAN engineering, procurement and construction company KBR announced on May 15 that it has been awarded a contract to remove two level crossings in Victoria, Australia, by the Victorian government, in an alliance with John...
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AS part of its 2017-18 federal budget the Australian federal government has allocated $A 10bn ($US 7.4bn) through its National Rail Programme, which has been designed to support rail projects in major cities and provide...
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THE Australian federal government has made its strongest commitment yet to the proposed Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail route with $A 8.4bn ($US 6.2bn) in equity funding for the national infrastructure manager Australian Rail Track...
australia-to-spend-up-to-$a-20bn-on-rail-projects
THE Australian federal government published its 2017-2018 budget on May 9, committing up to $A 20bn ($US 14.7bn) in current and forward investment in rail projects that it says will cut congestion in cities, provide...
alstom-reports-improved-performance-in-2016-17
ALSTOM achieved a 6% increase in sales and a 15% rise in Ebit for the year ending March 31 2017, while its order backlog reached a new record of €34.78bn.Although Alstom recorded a sharp drop...
victoria-budgets-for-regional-rail-upgrades
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced that its forthcoming state budget for 2017-18 will include current and forward investment of $A 1.45bn ($US 1.1bn) for a Regional Rail Revival package of...
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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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