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Funding agreed for Devon and Cornwall rail study BRITAIN's Department for transport and franchisee Great Western Railway (GWR) have reached an agreement on funding a study into the upgrading of rail links between London, Devon and Cornwall.
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WEST Midlands transport authority Centro announced on February 12 that it is planning to upgrade Midland Metro's fleet of 21 CAF Urbos low-floor LRVs for catenary-free operation as part of plans to extend the light...
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BRITAIN's rail franchising system could be exposed to significant risks if market interest in bidding for contracts declines any further, according to the findings of a report by the government's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which...
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THE Barcelona metro network was extended by 20km on February 12 with the opening of the southern section of the automated Line 9 from Zona Universitària to El Prat International Airport, 10 years after construction...
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NORWEGIAN open-access rail freight operator Cargolink ceased operations on February 11 after the company's board decided to file for insolvency. Founded in 2008, Cargolink operated freight trains across Norway, including regular intermodal services from the terminal...
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PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a five-year 24/7 contract to Ansaldo STS to maintain the signalling on 17 metro and light rail lines in the French capital. The contract covers preventive and corrective maintenance of...
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IN the first deployment of its type in France, telecoms operator Orange has completed the rollout of a public LTE network on the Paris - Lyon high-speed line, providing continuous onboard 4G coverage on TGV...
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ANSALDO STS and Linbrooke Services, Britain, have been awarded a £34.5m contract by Britain's infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) to resignal and upgrade a 56km section of the Leeds/Doncaster - Hull line between Gilberdyke and...
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METRANS, the open-access railfreight subsidiary of Hamburg Ports and Logistics (HHLA), has awarded Alstom a contract to supply two Prima H3 hybrid shunting locomotives. The three-axle 100km/h H3 is powered by a 350kW stage IIIB-compliant diesel...
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SWITZERLAND's Federal Office of Transport (BAV) published a report on January 14 detailing the reasons behind the deterioration in the condition of the country's standard-gauge infrastructure and outlining potential solutions to the problem.    In 2013, Swiss...
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AT the end of December German Rail (DB) announced the outcome of months of strategic review, assisted by consulting firm McKinsey, confirming a programme of measures to tackle the company's worsening financial performance. CEO Dr Rüdiger...