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Caltrain awards $US 1.25bn train and electrification contracts CALTRAIN, which operates the San Francisco - San Jose commuter rail line in California, has awarded contracts to Stadler Rail for new trains and Balfour Beatty to electrify the 83.7km line.
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URAL Locomotives presented the last of 33 ES2G Lastochka EMUs for the Moscow Ring Railway to Central Suburban Passenger Company at Podmoskovnaya depot in Moscow on August 22. Currently used exclusively by freight trains, the 54km...
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GROUNDBREAKING ceremonies were held in Fort Worth, North Richmond Hills, and Grapevine, Texas, on August 24 to officially launch construction on the $US 996m Tex Rail commuter rail project. The 43.5km line will connect Fort Worth...
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THE transport committee of Stockholm County Council has selected Stadler as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 22 891mm-gauge EMUs for the 65km Roslagsbanan, which links Stockholm with districts to the north and east...
nashville-transit-plan-proposes-lrt-and-commuter-rail-expansion
PROPOSALS for a 74km light rail network and a second commuter rail line for Nashville have been included in a 25-year transit strategy for the region, which was presented to the boards of Nashville Metropoitan...
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THE California State Transport Agency (Calsta) announced on August 16 the 14 recipients for the $US 390m 2016 Transit and Intercity Capital Programme (TIRCP) grants, $US 374m of which will be invested in rail. From the...
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CALTRAIN, which operates the San Francisco - San Jose commuter rail line in California, has awarded contracts to Stadler Rail for new trains and Balfour Beatty to electrify the 83.7km line. Stadler’s $US 551m contract was...
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THE Japanese government announced on August 12 that it will provide a $US 2.4bn loan for a new railway in the Philippines in order to ease Manila’s traffic difficulties. Japan is the Phillippines’ top trading partner,...
metra-suspends-double-deck-coach-procurement
CHICAGO commuter rail operator Metra announced on August 9 that due to changes in the availability of capital required to fund its $US 2.4bn modernisation plan, the agency has temporarily suspended its search for a...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) announced on August 10 that its subsidiary DB Regio has lodged an appeal at the regional high court in Munich against a ruling by Bavaria’s public procurement authority which upheld the decision...
melbourne-metro-tunnel-ppp-shortlist-announced
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced three consortia have been shortlisted for the $A 6bn ($US 4.6bn) public private partnership (PPP) to build a new rail tunnel through Melbourne. The tunnel PPP...