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Canadian government contributes to Go Transit project THE Canadian government will provide $C 1.8bn ($US 1.35bn) for the GO Transit Regional Express Rail (GO RER) project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area of southern Ontario.
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THE board of Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has given the agency the go-ahead to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the procurement of new locomotives and coaches as it begins the replacement of its...
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PLANS to construct a third track on a congested section of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) have taken a step forward with the publication of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project...
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THE CEO of Italian State Railways (FS), Mr Renato Mazzoncini, signed an agreement in Rome on April 7 with Mr Guillermo Dietrich, Argentina’s minister of transport, for FS to provide technical assistance for the Buenos...
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USE of both local and long-distance public transport services in Germany grew by 1.5% in 2016 to reach a new record of 11.38 billion journeys, according to provisional results published by the German Federal Statistics...
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RHINE-MAIN Transport Association (RMV), which is responsible for rail services in the Frankfurt-am-Main area, says it will extend some of its existing concessions due to considerable infrastructure works planned by DB Networks, while also announcing...
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TURIN Transport Group (GTT) and Arriva Italy Rail signed an agreement on April 3 confirming the two companies will bid jointly in the next tender for the operation of Turin’s SFM suburban rail network. The commercial...
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THE first sod was cut on April 5 for a €3.84bn 10-year project to build a second east-west S-Bahn line under the centre of Munich to relieve congestion on the parallel existing line. Under an agreement...
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THE Canadian government will provide $C 1.8bn ($US 1.35bn) for the GO Transit Regional Express Rail (GO RER) project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area of southern Ontario. The funds are being provided through the New...
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STATE Railway of Thailand (SRT) has awarded a Baht 32.4bn ($US 942m) turnkey contract to a Japanese consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, and Sumitomo to equip two extensions to the Red Line commuter-rail line...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) concluded the procurement of new rolling stock for the Nuremberg S-Bahn network on March 29, when Mr Hansrüdiger Fritz and chairman of DB Regio Bayern and Mr Jochen Sablon, head of regional...

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