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Betuweroute ERTMS rollout completed THE installation of ERTMS on the Betuweroute dedicated freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the German border was finally completed on December 8, when the section between Zevenaar, Netherlands, and Emmerich, Germany, switched to ETCS from the legacy Dutch ATB train protection system.
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JR East outlined its future procurement strategy at the EU-Japan 2nd Railway Industrial Dialogue earlier this month, pledging to strengthen links with European suppliers. The event in Tokyo was hosted by the European Commission and the...
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THE installation of ERTMS on the Betuweroute dedicated freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the German border was finally completed on December 8, when the section between Zevenaar, Netherlands, and Emmerich, Germany, switched...
db-to-spend-€28bn-on-infrastructure-in-2015-19
GERMAN Rail (DB) board member for infrastructure and services Dr Volker Kefer has unveiled details of plans to spend a minimum of €28bn over the next four years on maintenance and investment in Germany's mainline...
ALGERIA's National Railway Investment Agency (Anesrif) has awarded Estel, a joint venture of Algeria National Railways (SNTF) and Siemens a contract to supply signalling and operations control equipment to upgrade the 90km Beni Mansour -...
toronto-union-corridor-set-for-signalling-upgrade
METROLINX, the regional transport authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region, has awarded Alstom a contract worth more than $US 250m to resignal the 6.4km Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC). The $US 325m project will...
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FINMECCANICA says it received an offer from Hitachi on November 17 for the acquisition of its loss-making rolling stock unit AnsaldoBreda and the company's 40% stake in Ansaldo STS. Finmeccanica announced last month that it had...
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BRITAIN's secretary of state for transport, Mr Patrick McLoughlin, has approved a £1bn 5km extension to the Northern Line of London Underground (LU). Construction of the underground extension from Kennington via Nine Elms to Battersea...
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CHINA Railway Investment Corporation (CRIC) has begun procurement for 10 packages to supply onboard Chinese Train Control System (CTCS) equipment for 740 high-speed trains operated by China Railway Corporation (CRC). Procurement is divided into two lots,...
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BELGIUM's infrastructure manager Infrabel has awarded a joint venture of Siemens and Cofely Fabricom, Belgium, a €510m contract to rollout ETCS Level 2 on 36% of the Belgian network. The contract is the final pillar...
ratp-awards-line-14-cbtc-contract
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded Siemens a €45m contract to supply communications-based train control (CBTC) for the 6km, four-station northern extension of metro Line 14 to Mairie de Saint-Ouen. Siemens will supply its Trainguard CBTC...