Commuter Rail

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Denver airport rail link inaugurated THE first phase of Denver's Eagle PPP commuter rail project was completed on April 22, when Colorado state governor Mr John Hickenlooper, United States transportation secretary Mr Anthony Foxx, and the mayor of Denver Mr Michael Hancock inaugurated the 37.8km University of Colorado A Line from Union Station to Denver International Airport.
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The Turkish government is investing heavily in its railway as it aims to deliver a modern network by 2023. Turkish State Railways (TCDD) is inevitably playing a critical role in delivering various projects and TCDD's...
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THE first phase of a programme to electrify the suburban rail network around the Sri Lankan capital Colombo will cost around $US 300m, according to a recently-completed study. Phase 1 of the Colombo Suburban Railway Project...
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ARGENTINA's Ministry of Transport is to invest Pesos 1.64bn ($US 115.5m) during the next four years to upgrade the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter rail line linking Buenos Aires Retiro with Vila Rosa.The line currently...
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BRITAIN's Rail Accident Investigation Branch (Raib) says 2015 was the eighth year in a row that there were no passenger fatalities resulting from train accidents, and that Britain's railways remain among the safest in Europe.Nevertheless,...
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GO-AHEAD Transport Germany has awarded a contract to Stadler for 45 Flirt EMUs to operate on Lots 2 and 3 of the Stuttgart Network 1 concession which Go-Ahead will take over in April 2019.Stadler will...
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THE first of 12 Jazz regional EMUs for the Italian region of Campania was formally presented to regional president Mr Vincenzo de Luca by Mrs Barbara Morgante, CEO of Trenitalia, and Mr Pierre Louis Bertina,...
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MR Vincenzo De Luca, Campania's regional president, and Mr Maurizio Gentile, CEO of infrastructure manager Italian Rail Network (RFI), signed a five-plus-five year framework agreement in Naples on April 26 which aims to enhance the...
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BERN Solothurn Regional Transport (RBS), which operates a 54km metre-gauge network of suburban lines radiating from the Swiss capital Bern, has awarded Stadler a SFr 134m ($US 144.3m) contract to supply 14 new trains for...
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CALTRAIN's Modernisation Program has secured an additional $US 211m investment following a seven-party agreement adopted by the agency's board of directors on May 5. The agreement increases commitments in funding from Caltrain's state and local partners,...
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THE Australian federal government published its 2016-17 budget on May 3 and while transport investment is heavily skewed towards road projects, a decline in future funding for rail foreshadowed in the 2015-16 federal budget appears...