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Gautrain expansion studies to start by end of June THE Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) says it will commence feasibility studies on 200km of proposed extensions to South Africa's Gautrain commuter network by the end of June.
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THE governor of Illinois Mr Pat Quinn has announced plans to invest in commuter rail, long-distance passenger and freight projects in the US state as part of a $US 8.6bn six-year capital construction programme, which...
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) placed a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on April 9 for a contract to supply at least 39 four-car EMUs for the London Overground network. Thirty...
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THE Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) says it will commence feasibility studies on 200km of proposed extensions to South Africa's Gautrain commuter network by the end of June. The plan foresees the development of four Gautrain branch...
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REOPENING of Dublin's Phoenix Park tunnel for passenger services and the construction of a cross-city light rail line have been included in the Irish National Transport Authority's Integrated Implementation Plan for greater Dublin, which was...
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CHILEAN State Railways (EFE) has selected Alstom to supply and maintain a further 12 two-car X'Trapolis suburban EMUs, four of which will be deployed on the new Rancagua Xpress service between Santiago, Nos and Rancagua,...
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MEXICO's transport and communications ministry (SCT) has issued a call for tenders for construction of a 4.6km tunnel from Ocoyoacac Township, east of Toluca, east to the neighbouring Cuajimalpa delegation, which is the second section...
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NORTH Hessen Transport Association (NVV) has awarded incumbent operator Cantus a 15-year contract extension to operate regional services on the northwest Hessen railway network. Cantus, which first won the contract in 2006, is a joint venture...
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THE first of 70 Jazz emus ordered in November 2012 from Alstom by Italian State Railways (FS) under a €450m contract was on show on March 27 at Rome Termini station. The train was presented...
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BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded Northern a so-called "direct award" franchise for 22 months.Northern, which is a joint venture of Serco and Abellio, itself a subsidiary of Netherlands Railways (NS), will now continue...
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BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) announced on March 27 that London's new east-west Crossrail link will be extended west beyond Maidenhead to serve Twyford and Reading. The decision means that Crossrail...

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