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maryland-purple-line-clears-legal-hurdle
July 20, 2017
A federal appeal court has ruled that the state of Maryland can proceed with construction of the 25.8km light rail Purple Line north of Washington DC, despite a continuing lawsuit against the project. The US Court...
macron-pauses-lyon-turin-high-speed-project
July 20, 2017
FRANCE’s minister of transport Mrs Elisabeth Borne confirmed on July 19 that the €26.1bn Lyon - Turin high-speed line is one of the major projects to be paused by president Mr Emmanuel Marcon pending a...
britain-cancels-major-electrification-projects
July 20, 2017
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that it will ditch plans to electrify the Midland Main Line (MML) between Kettering, Nottingham, and Sheffield, the Great Western Main Line (GWML) between Cardiff and Swansea, and...
stadler-secures-dutch-emu-maintenance-contract
July 20, 2017
KEOLIS subsidiary Syntus has awarded Stadler a 15-year contract to maintain the 16 Flirt EMUs the Swiss manufacturer is supplying for use on Dutch regional...
buenos-aires-mar-del-plata-services-resume
July 19, 2017
REGULAR passenger services between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata resumed on July 3 following a two-year hiatus. Argentinean Trains is now operating a daily...
caf-acquires-italian-vehicle-maintenance-company
July 19, 2017
CAF’s Miira business unit, which specialises in the design and manufacture of wheelsets and couplers, has acquired Rifer, an Italian rail vehicle and wheelset...
rio-tinto-moves-forward-with-driverless-heavy-haul-project
July 19, 2017
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto says automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network (Autohaul) is progressing well, with around 20%...
solaris-tramino-lrvs-enter-service-in-leipzig
July 18, 2017
LEIPZIG launched its new fleet of Solaris Tramino XL low-floor LRVs on July 13, when the first vehicle entered trial passenger service on Line 4 from Gohlis to...
melbourne-metro-high-capacity-signalling-contract-awarded
July 18, 2017
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria announced on July 18 that CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the $A 1bn ($US 790m)...
transdev-wins-augsburg-ii-concession
July 18, 2017
BAVARIAN Railway (BEG) has awarded Transdev Group’s subsidiary Bavarian Regional Rail (BRB) a contract to continue operating the Augsburg II Diesel Network...

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