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germany-to-overhaul-rolling-stock-approval-process
November 21, 2014
THE German federal government has approved a draft amendment of the federal railway act by transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt which is intended to pave the way for major changes in the authorisation and commissioning...
$us-12bn-nigerian-coastal-railway-deal-signed
November 21, 2014
THE government of Nigeria signed a $US 11.97bn contract with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) in Abuja on November 19 for the construction of the 650km Coastal Railway from Calabar, the capital of Cross River...
hyundai-rotem-emus-delivered-to-denver
November 21, 2014
THE first four of 66 EMU cars ordered from Hyundai by Denver Regional Transport District (RTD) for the city's commuter rail network arrived in Denver by rail on November 20. The 125km/h 25kV ac vehicles are...
deal-reached-on-welsh-electrification213232
November 21, 2014
AFTER months of political deadlock, the British government and the Welsh assembly have reached an agreement on funding for the electrification of the South Wales...
genesee-wyoming-acquires-arkansas-short-lines
November 20, 2014
GENESEE & Wyoming (GWI) announced on November 19 that it has signed an agreement with Massachusetts-based Pinsly Railroad to acquire railways in its Arkansas...
mumbai-approves-two-metro-lines
November 20, 2014
MUMBAI Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has approved the construction of two more metro lines in the city. The 40km 36-station Line 2 will...
italy-to-sell-40-stake-in-fs-by-2016
November 20, 2014
ITALY's economy minister Mr Giancarlo Padoan has announced that the government is planning a "quick" partial-privatisation of Italian State Railways (FS) in a...
ratp-to-operate-valenciennes-lrt
November 20, 2014
SITURV, the public transport authority in the French city of Valenciennes, has awarded Paris Transport Authority (RATP) subsidiary RATP Dev a contract to operate...
regiojet-leases-vectrons-for-slovakia
November 19, 2014
CZECH open-access long-distance operator RegioJet has taken delivery of the first of three Siemens Vectron locomotives, which are being leased from European...
deal-reached-over-delayed-swiss-train-order
November 19, 2014
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) announced on November 19 that it has agreed a revised delivery schedule with Bombardier for a fleet of 59 eight-car Twindexx Express...