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Agreement reached on Jerusalem LRT extensions AN agreement has been reached between the Israeli government and CityPass, the concessionaire of the Jerusalem light rail network, to extend the Red Line at each end and build a section of the Green Line.
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SIEMENS has announced that it will launch a new digital rail service in the United States, which will use sensors and software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country’s...
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THE Uzbek city of Samarkand inaugurated the initial phase of its tram network on April 15, just six months after the start of construction on the first line. The 6.4km north-south line links the city’s main...
ottawa-begins-tendering-for-trillium-line-extension
THE City of Ottawa has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a contract to design, build, finance and maintain the southern extension of the diesel-operated Trillium Line. The project will extend the line 8km south...
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SOUND Transit has signed a 10-year agreement with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) which will enable Seattle’s Link light rail network to operate on 100% renewable energy from 2019. The deal will allow Sound Transit to purchase...
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NEW South Wales transport minister Mr Andrew Constance announced on April 18 that the new light rail line in the city of Newcastle will operate without catenary for much of its length to reduce the...
israel-agrees-deal-to-extend-jerusalem-lrt-network
AN agreement has been reached between the Israeli government and CityPass, the concessionaire of the Jerusalem light rail network, to extend the Red Line at each end and build a section of the Green Line. The...
izmir-inaugurates-karşiyaka-light-rail-line
THE mayor of Izmir Mr Aziz Kocaoglu inaugurated the 8.8km Karşiyaka - Mavişehir light rail line on April 11, adding 14 stations to the city’s expanding urban rail network. Travel on the new line will be...
zürich-light-rail-project-gets-federal-approval
SWITZERLAND’s Federal Transport Office (BAV) confirmed on April 10 that it has issued a construction permit for the Limmattalbahn, a 13.4km light rail line linking Zürich-Altstetten main line station with Killwangen-Spreitenbach in the neighbouring canton...
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THE European Commission (EC) announced that rail projects in Greece will receive funding from the European Union (EU) cohesion funds, as part of a €1.3bn investment which will allow major projects that started in the...
stockholm-links-urban-rail-expansion-to-new-housing
STOCKHOLM moved a step closer to a major expansion of its urban rail network on March 30, when the Swedish government concluded negotiations with local authorities on an agreement which links investment in new housing...

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