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New Network Rail chairman to review troubled investment plan SIR Peter Hendy, London's transport commissioner, has been appointed chairman of Network Rail (NR) and told to review its five-year £38bn investment programme which is running over budget with some projects delayed.
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DENMARK's North Jutland Railway, which operates a 58km network from Hjørring to Hirtshals and Hjørring to Frederikshavn and Skagen, has awarded Alstom a €45m contract to supply 13 two-car Coradia Lint regional DMUs.   The 140km/h trains...
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CISCO, a US IT specialist, has launched its internet of things system based on six technology pillars which, when combined together, should help to reduce the complexity of digitalisation for the railway industry.Cisco estimates that...
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CUBAN Railways (UFC) closed its Havana Central station on June 24 for the start of a three-year rebuilding and renovation project, which will include the construction of additional platforms. All passenger traffic has been moved to...
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WITH the prospect of competition from a new operator looming, German Rail (DB) announced on June 24 that it plans to expand the Sylt Shuttle car-carrying service on the 39.3km line between Niebüll in the...
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MITSUBISHI Electric has completed the installation of all-silicon carbide (SiC) power modules on an N700 Shinkansen train which JR Central has started to test.These are believed to be the first 3.3kV 1500A tractions systems of...
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THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to provide about $US 6bn to help fund road, rail and regional connectivity projects in Bangladesh.In 2016, ADB will provide support for implementation of phases 1 and 2 of...
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AN agreement has been reached between the German state of Saxony and German Rail (DB) regarding a plan to electrify the 103km Dresden – Bautzen - Görlitz - Polish border line, with €3m allocated for...
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THE first InterPanter five-car EMU built by Škoda Transportation was presented to Czech Railways (ČD) at the Velim test circuit on June 25.ČD will receive 14 of the dual-voltage trains, which are designed for operation...
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SIR Peter Hendy, London's transport commissioner, has been appointed chairman of Network Rail (NR) and told to review its five-year £38bn investment programme which is running over budget with some projects delayed. Britain's secretary of state...
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SNCF CEO Mr Guillaume Pepy and the mayor of Paris Ms Anne Hidalgo presented plans on June 24 to expand capacity at Gare du Nord, Paris' busiest station which is used by up to 800,000...