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FGC opens Barcelona suburban line extension CATALAN Government Railways (FGC) inaugurated a 4km extension of Barcelona's standard-gauge suburban Line S1 to Terrassa on July 28.
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KAWASAKI Heavy Industries confirmed on August 24 that it has been awarded a contract to supply eight 10-car 40000 series EMUs to the Seibu Railway for suburban services in the Tokyo area. The trains will be...
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TRIMBLE, United States, announced on August 27 that Irish Rail will be deploying Nexala's R2M remote diagnostics monitoring system across its CAF class 29000 commuter fleet. The new project follows the successful implementation of the Nexala...
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PUBLIC transport and road networks in the US are in urgent need of investment, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard released by the American Public Transportation Association (Apta) on August 26. The report reveals that...
toshiba-secures-propulsion-equipment-order
SEIBU Railway's new series 40,000 trains, which are due to enter service on lines serving Tokyo and its suburbs in spring 2017, will be fitted with propulsion systems supplied by Toshiba after the company won...
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GREATER Leipzig Transport Authority (ZVNL) has published a tender for operation of diesel services on the Northwest Saxony line R7 between Leipzig and Geithain in the Official Journal of the European Union. Documents are available for...
penang-selects-transport-masterplan-delivery-partner
THE government of the Malaysian state of Penang has selected SRS Consortium as project delivery partner for the Ringgit 27bn ($US 6.48bn) Penang Transport Masterplan (TMP), a comprehensive scheme of integrated light rail, tram, bus...
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AROUND 30 companies attended a prequalification conference in Manila on August 20 for the Philippines' largest public-private partnership (PPP) project, the Pesos 170.7bn ($US 3.66bn) southern section of the North-South Railway Project (NSRP).   The project encompasses...
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BERN Solothurn Regional Transport (RBS), which operates a 54km metre-gauge network of suburban lines radiating from the Swiss capital Bern, has invited bids for a fleet of 14 EMUs for S-Bahn Line 7.The new 60m-long...
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IRELAND's minister of transport, tourism and sport, Mr Paschal Donohoe, officially launched a €13.7m project on August 18 to upgrade a line in Dublin to create a new cross-city link for passenger trains.The launch was...
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NEW ZEALAND's prime minister Mr John Key attended a ceremony at Auckland Transport's Wiri depot on August 13 to mark the delivery of the last of 57 AM class EMUs from CAF. The trains were ordered...