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german-regulator-rejects-sylt-open-access-plan
February 27, 2015
PLANS for open-access car-carrying trains serving the island of Sylt in northern Germany have suffered a setback after the Federal Networks Agency instructed infrastructure manager DB Networks not to sign draft agreements with the German...
india-unveils-record-railway-budget
February 27, 2015
INDIA's railways minister Mr Suresh Prabu unveiled the government's 2015-2016 railway budget on February 26, promising record spending of Rs 1 trillion ($US 18.9bn) in Indian Railways (IR) over the next financial year. In an obvious...
tel-aviv-launches-red-line-tunnelling-tender
February 27, 2015
TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued an international tender notice for a contract to design and build tunnels and station boxes for the 24km light rail Red Line. The contract encompasses the construction...
cairo-metro-line-3-contracts-awarded
February 27, 2015
EGYPT's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) signed infrastructure contracts on February 25 for Phase 4A of metro Line 3, which will extend the line 5.7km from...
work-starts-on-delayed-ethiopian-project
February 27, 2015
ETHIOPIA's prime minister Mr Hailemariam Desalegn has laid the foundation stone to signal the start of the construction of the 447km Awash - Woldia - Hara Gebeya...
sncf-to-test-energy-management-system
February 27, 2015
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) is to test the Erex IT energy management and billing system on 50 of its freight locomotives developed by the Eress consortium of...
british-government-confirms-pacer-dmu-replacement
February 27, 2015
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises on February 27, confirming that...
caf-reports-E805m-profit-for-2014
February 26, 2015
CAF has reported a net profit of €80.5m for 2014, with 82% of its €1.44bn net turnover coming from international sales.The company had an order backlog of €5.2bn...
tender-launched-for-northwest-hessen-network
February 26, 2015
AN invitation to tender has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union for a contract to operate Germany's Northwest Hessen Network for 15...
network-rail-orders-fifth-ballast-cleaner
February 26, 2015
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has placed a £50m order with Plasser & Theurer for a new ballast cleaning machine, taking its total to five....