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Abellio and Keolis chosen for Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn contracts RHINE-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) announced on July 7 that it has selected Abellio and Keolis for two contracts to operate Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn and regional services from December 2019.
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FIRSTGROUP is set to enter the North American commuter rail market after being selected by Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) to operate and maintain the 34km A-train line, which runs from Denton, Texas, to an...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) will introduce a high-frequency service on the Amsterdam - Eindhoven corridor and step up train frequency on other routes in December 2017.The number of inter-city (IC) trains will increase from two to...
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THE board of Île-de-France transport authority Stif has approved a €2.1bn 15-year plan for the modernisation of the group of Transilien suburban lines east of Paris together with improvements to the eastern section of RER...
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AUCKLAND Transport CEO Mr David Warburton has confirmed that the cost of constructing Auckland's City Rail Link will rise by $NZ 500m ($US 362m) to more than $NZ 3bn because of the need for further...
construction-to-resume-on-sarmiento-line-tunnel
AFTER several false starts, Argentina's Ministry of Transport confirmed on July 4 that work on a project to replace the surface alignment of the Sarmiento Line in Buenos Aires with a 22.4km tunnel will resume...
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GERMANY's federal council laid the legislative foundations to strengthen urban and regional rail services at its sitting on July 8. This follows the approval of a legislative package by the Bundestag on July 7. This means...
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THE board of Californian commuter rail operator Caltrain has approved contracts with a total value of $US 1.25bn for the electrification of the San Francisco - San Jose line, together with a new fleet of...
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RHINE-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) announced on July 7 that it has selected Abellio and Keolis for two contracts to operate Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn and regional services from December 2019. Under the 12-year Lot A contract, Keolis will...
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THE Australian state of Victoria has signed a seven-year, $A 700m ($US 525m) contract with NTT Data for the continued operation of its myki smart card public transport ticketing system that covers Melbourne and many...
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AIRPORT Railroad Corporation (A'Rex) has taken over operations of the Incheon Airport Maglev as of July 1. A'Rex, a consortium between Kookmin Bank (KB) and the Industrial Bank of Korea, was selected through a tender process...