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gold-coast-light-rail-stage-2-opens-early
December 18, 2017
STAGE 2 of the Gold Coast light rail line in the Australian state of Queensland was opened for commuters on December 18, several weeks ahead of schedule. The 7.5km extension links the existing light rail terminus...
us-railway-legend-hunter-harrison-dies
December 18, 2017
THE death was announced on December 16 of Mr E Hunter Harrison, president and CEO of US class 1 railway CSX due to unexpectedly severe complications following a recent illness. “Hunter was a larger-than-life figure who...
voith-and-liebherr-to-develop-rail-diesel-engines
December 18, 2017
TWO German companies, Voith and Liebherr, have agreed to develop diesel engines for rail vehicles. Liebherr will supply several versions of its basic 500kW engine and components for the exhaust gas aftertreatment system based on...
tendering-of-brazil’s-ferrogrão-project-to-start-in-early-2018
December 17, 2017
BRAZIL’s federal government plans to start the tender process for the 1142km Ferrogrão rail project in the first quarter of 2018, leading to an auction in the...
istanbul-opens-first-driverless-metro-line
December 15, 2017
ISTANBUL celebrated the opening of its first driverless metro line and the second metro line on the Asian side of the city on December 15, when president Mr...
trudeau-inaugurates-toronto-york-spadina-subway-extension
December 15, 2017
THE first extension of the Toronto subway network outside the city’s municipal boundary, and the first addition to the system in 15 years, was inaugurated by...
nice-orders-more-catenary-free-citadis-lrvs
December 15, 2017
NICE Côte d’Azur Metropole has exercised a €27m option with Alstom for six additional Citadis X05 low-floor LRVs and 22 ground-based Static Charging Zones (SRS)...
difficult-first-week-for-new-german-hs-line
December 15, 2017
DB Long Distance issued a public apology on December 13 for the poor service and major delays suffered by passengers using the new Berlin - Munich high-speed...
new-commuter-trains-enter-service-in-paris
December 15, 2017
NEW Bombardier commuter trains have entered service on two lines of the Paris suburban network: Regio 2N double-deck EMUs on Line R and Francilien EMUs on Line...
hook-of-holland-metro-conversion-project-delayed
December 15, 2017
THE project to convert the Schiedam - Hook of Holland Line from heavy rail to light metro and connect it to the Rotterdam metro has been delayed for a second...

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