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Light rail to return to New York City? LIGHT Rail could make a return to New York City under plans announced by mayor Mr Bill de Blasio on February 4.
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MASHHAD became the first Iranian city to complete an urban rail link to its airport on February 6, when the country's president Dr Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the extension of light rail Line 1 from Ghadir...
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LIGHT Rail could make a return to New York City under plans announced by mayor Mr Bill de Blasio on February 4.   The city is proposing the construction of a 25.7km line along the East River...
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With domestic economic growth slowing, China is aiming to boost exports from its rapidly developing technological sector, including rail. Kevin Smith looks at what 2016 might have in store for China and its impact on...
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COUNCILLORS in the French city of Angers have voted to defer the start of construction on the city's second light rail line amid concerns that the city lacks the financial resources it will require to...
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THE board of Metrotenerife has approved a tender for a contract to carry out final design on the €37m southern extension of Tenerife light rail Line 2 from Tíncer to La Gallega. The 2.5km four-station extension...
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THE start of construction on Jerusalem's third light rail line moved a step closer on January 28, when the Municipal Planning Committee granted approval for the Blue Line, which will link Gilo in the south...
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THE government of the Australian Capital Territory has announced that the Canberra Metro consortium has been chosen as the preferred bidder for a PPP contract to construct and operate the initial 12km phase of Canberra's...
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THE Swedish city of Lund has published international tender notices in the Official Journal of the European Union for contracts to build and equip the city's first light rail line. The 5.5km double-track line from Lund...
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THE New South Wales state Department of Transport (Transport for NSW) has invited expressions of interest for contracts to to design and construct a new light rail line in the city of Newcastle. The 2.5km line...
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SOUND Transit launched passenger operations on the first phase of Seattle's First Hill Streetcar on January 23, with two days of free travel on the 4km line from Broadway & Denny to Occidental Mall. The 10-station...