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Federal funding approved for Caltrain electrification AFTER months of uncertainty, the United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) finally confirmed on May 22 that it will approve a $US 647m Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the electrification of Caltrain’s 83.7km line from San Francisco to San Jose.
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AFTER months of uncertainty, the United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) finally confirmed on May 22 that it will approve a $US 647m Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the electrification of Caltrain’s 83.7km line...
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SOUTH Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has awarded Wabtec a contract worth around $US 40m to design, install and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) on the 114km Tri-Rail commuter line from Mangonia Park to West...
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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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LUXEMBOURG National Railways (CFL) has issued a call for tender for the supply of a fleet of 25kV ac EMUs for operation within Luxembourg and on cross-border service to France and Belgium.CFL requires around 22...
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THE GLOOM hanging over the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) lifted a little on May 9 as the first of a fleet of Alstom X'Trapolis Mega EMUs entered service on one of the...
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The introduction of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on Paris RER Line A reached a milestone on April 27, when a double-deck MI09 EMU began operating under ATO on the core section of the line. In January...
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IRJ at Railtex 2017: Speaking at the Railtex exhibition in Birmingham, Britain, MTR's Mr Jeremy Long revealed that MTR, the Crossrail operator, is talking to Transport for London (TfL) about operating a more intensive service...
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SOUTHEASTERN Pennsylvania Transportation Authority signed a contract with CRRC Tangshan on May 4 for 45 double-deck coaches, which will be used with Septa’s new Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives on Regional Rail services on the Northeast...
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SENEGAL’s minister of economy, finance and planning Mr Amadou Bâ has signed two financing agreements worth a total of CFA 129.6bn ($US 215.5m) to finance rolling stock for the Dakar TER project and relocation and...
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STADLER confirmed on April 24 that it has finalised a SFr 232m ($US 233m) contract with Stockholm County Council for 22 EMUs for the 891mm-gauge Roslagsbanan, which links Stockholm with districts to the north and...

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