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Private investors plan Ottawa commuter rail PLANS for privately-financed 400km commuter rail network centred on Ottawa and Gatineau took a step forward on July 1, when the Moose Consortium of eight local companies exchanged letters of intent with a consortium of LeMine Investment Group and Consortia N.A. (LeMine-Consortia N.A.) to assess the business and technical potential of the project.
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria announced on July 18 that CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the $A 1bn ($US 790m) Rail Systems Alliance (RSA), which it says includes the first...
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PLANS for privately-financed 400km commuter rail network centred on Ottawa and Gatineau took a step forward on July 1, when the Moose Consortium of eight local companies exchanged letters of intent with a consortium of...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has selected the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) as preferred bidder for the $A 6bn ($US 4.7bn) Melbourne Metro Tunnel and stations public-private partnership. The consortium led by Lendlease...
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) announced on July 13 that it will order four additional nine-car class 345 Aventra EMUs from Bombardier to support higher frequency services on the Elizabeth Line, which will use the new...
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SIEMENS presented the first prototype Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) EMU at its Wegberg-Wildenrath test centre on July 12, where testing will now begin. Seven pre-series trains will be commissioned at Wegberg-Wildenrath in the coming months before test...
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A concept for the modernisation of the fleet of 238 class 423 EMUs used on the Munich S-Bahn network was unveiled by Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) and DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Munich on July 6. With...
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COMMERCIAL operations began on the SKr 16.8bn ($US 2bn) Stockholm City Line on July 10, when the 05.04 Stockholm City - Nynashamn service became the first scheduled passenger train to run on the 6km underground...
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THE transportation undersecretary of the Philippines, Mr Cesar Chavez, announced on July 3 that construction will start in the second quarter of 2018 on the first phase of a project to build a 2000km railway...
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BRITAIN’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has identified its “top 12 major infrastructure priorities which require urgent action,” which includes three rail projects, all of which are in the top four after a third runway at...
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AUSTRALIAN prime minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull announced a $A 1.42bn ($US 1.08bn) federal cash injection to fund upgrades to regional rail lines in Victoria on June 27. Among the highlights are upgrades to the Ballarat line...

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