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London seeks new Overground network operator TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has invited prospective operators to register their interest by mid-May for a new concession to run the London Overground rail network starting on November 13 2016 for a period of 7.5 years with an option to extend it by up to two years.
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THE state government of Western Australia issued its budget for 2015-2016 on May 13 with a commitment to funding the extension of the TransPerth suburban network to Perth airport, but the proposed Max light rail...
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HOUSTON will restart planning for its first commuter rail line under an agreement signed on May 18 by Republican Senator for western Harris County Mr John Culberson and Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro)...
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AUCKLAND Transport celebrated a milestone in the $NZ 1.6bn ($US 1.2bn) modernisation of the city's suburban rail network on May 16, when electric services operated on all lines for the first time. CAF AM class EMUs...
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THE Valle d'Aosta region in northwest Italy has awarded Stadler a €43m contract for five three-car bi-mode Flirt trains for the inter-regional passenger service between Aosta and Turin.The trains are able to operate in diesel...
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WHILE the new 2015-16 budget published by Australia's federal government on May 12 will see increases in spending on both rail and road infrastructure, the rate of increase for road is much greater than for...
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The economic disparity between the north and south of England has been mirrored by inconsistent levels of investment in the rail network. But with a general election this month and tendering underway for new passenger...
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BOMBARDIER confirmed on May 6 that Ile-de-France Transport Authority (Stif) and French National Railways (SNCF) subsidiary SNCF Mobility have placed a €127m order for 19 additional class Z 50000 Francilien EMUs for suburban services in...
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THE Western Australian state government has announced that three consortia have been shortlisted to bid for the design-build contract for Perth's $A 2.2bn ($US 2bn) Forrestfield-Airport Link. The three consortia are: JHL joint venture (John Holland and...
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THE status of National Express as preferred bidder for two contracts to operate the Nuremberg S-Bahn network appears to be in doubt after Southern Bavaria's procuremnt office (VBS) ruled on April 27 that the Bavarian...
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FORTH WORTH Transportation Authority board of directors has approved a decision to award Stadler a contract to supply eight DMUs for the 43.5km Tex Rail commuter rail line, which will link Fort Worth city centre...