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vossloh-and-vr-track-form-finnish-joint-ventures
May 26, 2015
Vossloh and VR Track, a subsidiary of Finnish state-owned railway VR Group, have signed contracts to jointly operate three switch production facilities and cooperate in continuous welded rail production. The switch business will be integrated into...
houston-opens-two-light-rail-lines
May 26, 2015
HOUSTON's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris Conty (Metro) celebrated the opening of two new light rail lines over the weekend of May 23.   The 5.3km East/Green Line runs southeast from Theater District in downtown to Altic/Howard...
ulm-signs-siemens-lrv-contract
May 26, 2015
STADTWERKE Ulm (SWU) signed a €32m contract with Siemens on May 22 for 12 Avenio M low-floor LRVs as part of a project to expand the German city's metre-gauge tram network. Deliveries will take place between...
report-highlights-need-for-better-transport-in-australian-cities
May 25, 2015
AN audit of Australia's infrastructure carried out for the federal government by Infrastructure Australia says that without action to improve transport,...
sncb-launches-am75-refurbishment-programme
May 25, 2015
BELGIAN National Railways (SNCB) marked the launch of a €147m project to refurbish its fleet of 44 AM75 EMUs on May 21, when CEO Mr Jo Cornu unveiled the first...
switzerland-to-seek-era-membership
May 22, 2015
THE Swiss Federal Council approved a mandate on May 20 for the country to negotiate membership of the European Railway Agency (ERA), which is part of the...
mexico-compensates-china-for-cancelled-hs-project
May 22, 2015
MEXICO's Federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) has agreed to pay $US 1.3m in damages to China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) for...
new-zealand-increases-funding-for-kiwirail
May 22, 2015
KIWIRAIL is set to receive an additional $NZ 400m ($US 294m) in state funding over the next two years as part of the New Zealand government's 2015-2016 budget,...
jr-east-launches-international-tender-for-new-trains
May 22, 2015
CONTINUING its policy of seeking "best in class products from all over the world," East Japan Railway Company (JR East) launched an international tender on May...
frankfurt-an-der-oder-to-order-new-trams
May 22, 2015
SVF, the public transport operator in the German city of Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, has published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for a...