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Metra announces $US 2.4bn modernisation plan CHICAGO commuter operator Metra has announced that it will replace its ageing coaches and locomotives through a $US 2.4bn phased purchasing programme, the first long-term rolling stock plan in the history of the operator.
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ALSTOM announced on October 15 that it has delivered the last of 10 eight-car 4000 series Metropolis EMUs to Rio de Janeiro suburban operator SuperVia. The stainless steel-bodied 3kV dc trains were built at Alstom's Lapa...
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VIENNA celebrated the official opening of its new central station on October 10 following a seven-year project that cost €987m and was funded by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the city of Vienna, European Union sources...
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CHICAGO commuter operator Metra has announced that it will replace its ageing coaches and locomotives through a $US 2.4bn phased purchasing programme, the first long-term rolling stock plan in the history of the operator. The programme...
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A NEW engineering report assessing the damage caused to the Amtrak-owned Hudson River and East River tunnels in New York City by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 recommends a phased process of maintenance works, which...
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TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx has announced it will acquire a 53km stretch of Canadian National's Guelph Subdivision from Georgetown to Kitchener in a deal worth $C 76m ($US 69m). The line is primarily used...
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ARGENTINEAN President Mrs Christina Kirchner and transport and interior minister Mr Florencio Randazzo witnessed the unloading of the first new EMU cars for Buenos Aires' Mitre suburban lines on September 8. CSR Qingdao Sifang is supplying...
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CALIFORNIAN commuter rail operator Caltrain has launched a public consultation on its future electric train fleet as part of plans to electrify the 82km San Francisco – San Jose line. Caltrain says the EMUs will replace...
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STAGECOACH has announced an order worth £210m with Siemens and train leasor Angel Trains for a fleet of 30 five-car Desiro City EMUs for its South West Trains suburban commuter services to and from London...
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WESTERN Australia Public Transport Authority (PTA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for a contract to supply a new generation of rolling stock for the Perth suburban network. The contract calls for the supply a...
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JR EAST and its subsidiary Tokyo Monorail have announced two projects to improve rail and monorail connections to Tokyo Haneda Airport as part of the Japanese government's policy to boost the number of tourists visiting...