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New West Midlands authority plans rail expansion THE new West Midlands Combined Authority centred on Birmingham, Britain, is drawing up plans through Transport for West Midlands, which comes into force this month, to expand the rail network under a £4bn 10-year transport investment plan.
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THE county executive of St Louis County, Missouri, Mr Steve Stenger announced on June 23 that feasibility studies will be commissioned into three potential extensions of the MetroLink light rail network, which have been identified...
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CHINESE rolling stock supplier CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) announced on June 23 that it has signed three contracts with a total value of Yuan 3.15bn ($US 480m) to supply metro trains and trams...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced funding of $A 10.5bn for new public transport projects and for the ongoing maintenance and support of existing infrastructure and services as...
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THE Midland Metro in Wolverhampton, Britain, will be extended after being given the go-ahead on June 21. Preparatory work on the 0.8km extension will start later this year as part of the £120 million redevelopment...
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CASA Transport has launched a tender for a contract to operate Casablanca's expanding light rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) networks for five years from the end of 2017. The new contract encompasses the operation of...
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THE United States Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (Tifia) loan of $US 874.6m to Purple Line Transit Partners for the $US 2bn Maryland Purple Line light rail public-private...
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THE prime minister of Canada, Mr Justin Trudeau, and the premier of British Columbia (BC), Ms Christy Clark, announced in Vancouver on June 16 the $C 900m ($US 697m) of additional funding will be made...
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MPK Wroclaw has unveiled plans to invest in the renewal of its tram fleet with the acquisition of 56 new vehicles by 2020. The public transport operator will order 13 Moderus Beta trams from Polish supplier...
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TRIAL operation of a new fleet of GreenCity high-floor LRVs for the Bursaray light rail network in the Turkish city of Bursa began on June 15. Bursa Metropolitan Municipality placed an order with local supplier Durmazlar...
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Furrer and Frey has developed a static recharging station for battery-powered trains, which it is targeting for low-capacity lines currently reliant on diesel traction, as product engineering manager Ankur Saxena explains.WHILE railways strive to benefit...