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Funding agreed for Vienna S-Bahn enhancements AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) signed an agreement with the City of Vienna and the Austrian Ministry of Transport on June 14 to invest €450m to improve and expand the Vienna S-Bahn network.
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THE United States Federal Transit Administration has awarded a Letter of No Prejudice (LONP) to Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) for the $US 996m Tex Rail commuter rail project, clearing the way for groundbreaking next...
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THAMESLINK'S new Siemens-built class 700 EMU performed well during its maiden passenger voyage from Brighton to London Bridge on June 20, making a total of four trips on this route during the off-peak. On June 21,...
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WESTERN Australia's Public Transport Authority (PTA) has awarded $A 511m ($US 384m) contract to a joint venture of Bombardier and Downer EDI to supply and maintain 10 B-series EMUs. Bombardier's share of the contract is valued...
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THE Australian state of Queensland has indicated in its 2016-17 budget, which was published on June 14, that it will invest A$ 634m ($US 478m) over the next eight years to fund the introduction of...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced funding of $A 10.5bn for new public transport projects and for the ongoing maintenance and support of existing infrastructure and services as...
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THE prime minister of Canada, Mr Justin Trudeau, and the premier of British Columbia (BC), Ms Christy Clark, announced in Vancouver on June 16 the $C 900m ($US 697m) of additional funding will be made...
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The first five trains out of a planned fleet of 600 six-car EMUs has been completed by the Gibela consortium for operation on South African commuter networks as production begins to shift to a new...
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RAILPROS, which is lead programme manager for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project in California, has awarded a contract to CH2M to assist with development and implementation of the $US 250m commuter rail scheme.CH2M will be...
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AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) signed an agreement with the City of Vienna and the Austrian Ministry of Transport on June 14 to invest €450m to improve and expand the Vienna S-Bahn network. The federal government will...
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THE new West Midlands Combined Authority centred on Birmingham, Britain, is drawing up plans through Transport for West Midlands, which comes into force this month, to expand the rail network under a £4bn 10-year transport...