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Obama’s proposed 2016 budget offers rail boost UNITED States president Barack Obama unveiled his proposed budget for the 2016 financial year on February 2, which includes a six-year $US 478bn surface transport reauthorisation proposal and $US 3.2bn within a $US 18.4bn Federal Transit Administration (FTA) budget to benefit urban transit schemes across the US.
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FRENCH rail regulator Araf and Britain's Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) are set to take over responsibility for monitoring conditions of access and infrastructure charges for the Channel Tunnel from the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), under...
THIS Sunday sees the demise of another European cross-border train service with the withdrawal of the three daily Regional Express services between Dresden, Germany, and Wroclaw in Poland. The RE 100 Dresden Wroclaw Express was launched...
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ETIHAD Rail has signed an agreement with Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to cooperate on railway alignments, station locations, and to define contractural and operational requirements for both partiess as Etihad Rail progresses with...
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London's Crossrail is setting the benchmark for incorporating sustainability targets into railway project management. Kevin Smith considers the structure and application of Crossrail's sustainable strategy and, as construction reaches its peak, looks at some of...
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Melbourne's Regional Rail Link project is set to transform rail travel in the city when it is completed later this year. The project offers valuable project management lessons to other undertakings in Australia and around...
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NIGERIA's Federal Executive Council has approved the Nigerian Railway Authority Bill 2014, which will open up railway operations to the private sector and relinquish government control of railway infrastructure, which dates back to the 1957...
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European railfreight is an industry undergoing rapid structural change as liberalisation opens the market to new players and larger operators expand their international activities. Keith Barrow looks at a new report from the Centre on...
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UNITED States president Barack Obama unveiled his proposed budget for the 2016 financial year on February 2, which includes a six-year $US 478bn surface transport reauthorisation proposal and $US 3.2bn within a $US 18.4bn Federal...
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January 1 sees the start of a major restructuring of French railways with a return to integration of train operations and infrastructure albeit within a holding company organisation. In an exclusive interview with IRJ, Jacques...
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FINLAND implemented further reforms as part of the liberalisation of its railway sector on January 1 when Finrail, the company responsible for traffic control, passenger information, and train planning functions was formally separated from the...