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Britain's DfT to study Crossrail-WCML link BRITAIN's secretary of state for transport Mr Patrick McLoughlin announced on August 7 that the Department for Transport (DfT) will commission a study into the constructin of a link between the southern section of the West Coast Main Line (WCML) and London's east-west Crossrail line, which is due to open in 2018.
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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...
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THE state government of Western Australia has confirmed it is forging ahead with plans for an 8.5km link between the existing Perth suburban station at Midland and Perth Airport, despite previous uncertainty over funding. In a...
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Ambitious plans are afoot in Boston to upgrade the rail network to meet increasing demand. Anitra Green talks to Richard Davey, secretary of transportation and CEO of Massachusetts Department of Transportation. BOSTON has a strong...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) will spend around SFr 1.5bn ($US 1.66bn) on revamping stations, modernising infrastructure and acquiring new rolling stock for Ticino, Switzerland's southernmost canton by 2020. The first of eight ETR 610 tilting...
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BRITAIN's secretary of state for transport Mr Patrick McLoughlin announced on August 7 that the Department for Transport (DfT) will commission a study into the constructin of a link between the southern section of the...
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Berlin-Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB) has published a pre-information notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for the direct award of an interim contract to operate the ring line of the Berlin S-Bahn to...
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HITACHI Rail Europe unveiled mock-ups of two new train designs for the European market in London on July 21: the AT100 metro train and the AT200 regional train.The AT100, which has 20m-long car bodies, is...
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ARGENTINEAN President Mrs Christina Kirchner and transport and interior minister Mr Florencio Randazzo officially launched the new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs for Buenos Aires' Sarmiento Line on July 21, when the first trains entered...
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FRENCH Rail Network (RFF) invites civil engineering companies to bid by August 26 for a contract to construct a 6km underground extension to RER Line E in Paris. The five-year project involves extending the line...