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Three shortlisted for Auckland commuter contract AUCKLAND Transport (AT) announced on April 24 that it has shortlisted three bidders for a contract to operate the city's commuter rail network from July 2016.
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AUCKLAND Transport (AT) announced on April 24 that it has shortlisted three bidders for a contract to operate the city's commuter rail network from July 2016. The bidders include Serco New Zealand, the network's current operator...
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NEW ZEALAND's state-owned national railway KiwiRail dipped back into the red in the second half of last year according to the company's latest financial results, which show a loss of $NZ 6.8m ($US 5m) compared...
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PRIVATE equity firm Allegro Funds has acquired luxury train company Great Southern Rail from Serco for a figure 'below $A20m' ($US15m).Great Southern Rail provides luxury train services through the Australian outback, including the Ghan, which...
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THE chairman of Australian mining company Hancock Prospecting Mrs Gina Rhinehart marked the delivery of the locomotive fleet for the new Roy Hill heavy-haul railway in Western Australia's Pilbara region on March 23, when she...
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THE Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government announced on March 17 that it has shortlisted two consortia to submit bids for the contract to design, build, and operate Canberra's Capital Metro light rail line. Four consortia submitted...
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AUSTRALIAN Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has issued an invitation to tender for engineering design and environmental consultancy services for the Inland Rail project, the first contract to be tendered for the new freight link from...
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THE Premier of the Australian state of Victoria Mr Daniel Andrews announced on March 3 that the state will place an order for five additional six-car X'Trapolis EMUs for the Melbourne suburban network, safeguarding the...
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SYDNEY's CBD and South East Light Rail line light rail project took another step towards the start of construction on February 25, when the Altrac Light Rail consortium of Acciona Infrastructure Australia, Transdev Sydney, Alstom...
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GENESEE & Wyoming (G&W) announced on February 24 that it has agreed to acquire a 95% stake in Britain's Freightliner Group from Arcapita and other shareholders for $US 755m in cash. G&W will assume around £8.5m...
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AUSTRALIAN railfreight operator Aurizon has increased net profit by 188% to $A 308m ($US 240m) for the first half of the 2014-15 financial year ending December 31 2014, compared with the first half of 2013-14,...