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MTR wins £1.4bn London Crossrail operating contract TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has selected MTR Corporation to become the first operator of the new Crossrail line. The £1.4bn concession will be for eight years with an option to extend it by two years.
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THE first of 18 driverless metro trains being built in China by Shanghai Alstom Transport (Satco) for the North East Line has arrived in Singapore. The trains are part of a larger order for 42...
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LEIPZIG Transport (LVG) engineering subsidiary Iftec and Vossloh Kiepe handed over the first two refurbished F76 U-Bahn vehicles to Berlin Transport (BVG) on July 15, marking the completion of the first phase of a project...
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HITACHI Rail Europe unveiled mock-ups of two new train designs for the European market in London on July 21: the AT100 metro train and the AT200 regional train.The AT100, which has 20m-long car bodies, is...
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Philadelphia is the United States' fifth largest city and boasts one of the country's most extensive urban and suburban rail networks, but decades of underinvestment have brought the system close to the brink of collapse....
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has selected MTR Corporation to become the first operator of the new Crossrail line. The £1.4bn concession will be for eight years with an option to extend it by two years....
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A consortium of Barcelona Metropolitan Transport, Ayesa, Spain, and Louis Berger, United States, has been awarded a $US 32m five-year contract by Metro Panama to provide project management, coordination and technical assistance on the construction...
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FOLLOWING a successful pilot at Loughton and Waterloo stations, London Underground (LU) is extending its Poss railway conditioning monitoring system supplied by Strukton to monitor turnouts at other locations on its network. Poss can be used...
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BARCELONA Metropolitan Transport (TMB) is installing new energy-saving technologies at Passeig de Grácia station on Metro Line 3 as part of the European Union-funded SEAM4US project, which is developing systems to reduce non-traction energy consumption...
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THE government of Russia's Omsk oblast has awarded Sibmost, Russia, a Roubles 84.6m ($US 2.5m) contract to carry out detailed design on the first light metro line in the city of Omsk. The contract covers the...
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A study of public transport in 35 cities around the world, conducted by Credo Business Consulting for Siemens, shows that investing in public transport will cut costs and drive growth. The study also says rail...