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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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CATALAN Government Railways (FGC) inaugurated a 4km extension of Barcelona's standard-gauge suburban Line S1 to Terrassa on July 28. The €401m extension runs entirely underground with three new stations, including an interchange with Renfe Rodalies lines...
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THE Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport has launched construction of a new branch designed to improve connectivity between El Prat airport and the Barcelona suburban network. Construction of the 4.5km line branch will serve...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has selected Hitachi Rail Europe to supply the traffic management system for London's north-south Thameslink network as part of its £6.5bn upgrading and expansion project. The Hitachi system will interface...
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CATALONIA Government Railways (FGC) is to refurbish 42 class 213 EMUs used on the Llobregat - Anoia line following the presentation of the first upgraded set to Catalonia's minister for regional policy Mr Santi Vila. Overhaul...
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TROUBLES continue at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) after last week's sacking of its chief executive, suspension of a senior engineer, and a commuter train collision on July 17 that left 200...
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IRISH Rail (IE) passenger traffic rose by 3.5% to 18.9 million, or an extra 650,000 passenger journeys, during the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year. The largest increase was on...
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KEOLIS confirmed on July 14 that it has been granted a five-year extension by Virginia Railway Express (VRE) for the operation of commuter rail services from Washington D.C. to Manassas and Fredericksburg in northern Virginia. The...
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RHINE-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) has published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for a contract to supply and maintain at least 36 EMUs for the region's S-Bahn network. According to the...
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PERTH's Forrestfield-Airport Link took an important step towards the start of construction on July 13, when Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority recommended the $A 2.2bn ($US 2bn) project for conditional approval. The line will branch off...
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THE first of a new fleet of DMUs for Tren del Valle commuter rail services between the Argentinean city of Neuquén and the neighbouring town of Cipolletti was delivered on July 5. The two-car trains, which...