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Preferred bidder chosen for Sydney LRT project NEW South Wales (NSW) transport minister Ms Gladys Berejklian has announced that the Connecting Sydney consortium has been selected as preferred bidder to build and operate Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail line.
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NEW South Wales (NSW) transport minister Ms Gladys Berejklian has announced that the Connecting Sydney consortium has been selected as preferred bidder to build and operate Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail line.The consortium...
nsw-announces-inter-city-train-supplier-shortlist
THE state government of New South Wales says a number of local and international companies have responded to an Expression of Interest (EOI) called earlier this year for a $A 2.8bn ($US 2.43bn) contract to...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2014: EMD has on show a new ergonomically-designed locomotive cab to be installed in three demonstration locomotives which will be shipped to Australia next year.EMD initially built a mock-up to get feedback...
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THE government of New South Wales has confirmed that it has awarded the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium a $A 3.7bn ($US 3.48bn) operations, trains and systems contract for Sydney's $A 8.3bn North West Rail Link...
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AUSTRALIAN railfreight operator Aurizon has signed an infrastructure framework agreement with American Metals & Coal International (AMCI), Korea's Posco and Chinese steel producer Baosteel, for the provision of the rail and port infrastructure for the...
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THE Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has given the strongest indication yet that it will proceed with the planned 12km-long light rail line, Capital Metro, for Canberra. Minister for the Capital Metro Agency Mr Simon Corbell...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales announced this week that the first of four tunnel boring machines has begun excavating the twin 15km tunnels required for Sydney's North West Rail Link...
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NEW ZEALAND's national railway KiwiRail has posted losses of $NZ 248m ($US 208m) for the 2013-14 financial year, which ended on June 30 2014, compared with a deficit of $NZ 174m in the previous financial...
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WESTERN Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for a contract to supply a new generation of rolling stock for the Perth suburban network. The contract calls for the supply a...
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The Australian federal government has revealed that plans for a high-speed rail link along Australia's east coast are still on the drawing board following a number of high-level meetings with Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and French...