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midland-metro-lrvs-to-go-catenary-free
February 12, 2016
WEST Midlands transport authority Centro announced on February 12 that it is planning to upgrade Midland Metro's fleet of 21 CAF Urbos low-floor LRVs for catenary-free operation as part of plans to extend the light...
edmonton-awards-valley-line-ppp-contract
February 12, 2016
THE City of Edmonton, Canada, has awarded a public-private-partnership (PPP) contract to the TransEd Partners consortium to design, build, operate, maintain, and finance the first phase of the Valley Line, a 13km light rail line...
public-accounts-committee-warns-of-declining-interest-in-british-rail-franchises
February 12, 2016
BRITAIN's rail franchising system could be exposed to significant risks if market interest in bidding for contracts declines any further, according to the findings of a report by the government's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which...
barcelona-metro-reaches-el-prat-airport
February 12, 2016
THE Barcelona metro network was extended by 20km on February 12 with the opening of the southern section of the automated Line 9 from Zona Universitària to El...
consortium-to-upgrade-and-extend-manila-line-lrt-1
February 12, 2016
LIGHT Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has awarded a consortium of Alstom and Bouygues Travaux Publics a €450m contract to upgrade and extend Manila light metro...
norwegian-rail-freight-operator-insolvent
February 12, 2016
NORWEGIAN open-access rail freight operator Cargolink ceased operations on February 11 after the company's board decided to file for insolvency. Founded in...
ratp-awards-five-year-signalling-maintenance-contract
February 12, 2016
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a five-year 24/7 contract to Ansaldo STS to maintain the signalling on 17 metro and light rail lines in the French...
tgv-sud-est-4g-lte-rollout-completed
February 11, 2016
IN the first deployment of its type in France, telecoms operator Orange has completed the rollout of a public LTE network on the Paris - Lyon high-speed line,...
metrolinx-sets-out-toronto-rer-options
February 11, 2016
TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a...
alstom-doubles-stake-in-kazakh-ekz
February 11, 2016
ALSTOM has acquired an additional 25% stake in the Kazakh EKZ joint venture locomotive manufacturer from Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) to become the main shareholder...