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Funding approved for Norwegian ERTMS programme THE Norwegian government has approved the financial plan for infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket's national ERTMS rollout as part of its 2016 budget, which was announced on May 11.
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THE Australian state of Queensland has indicated in its 2016-17 budget, which was published on June 14, that it will invest A$ 634m ($US 478m) over the next eight years to fund the introduction of...
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THE European Railway Agency (ERA) was rebranded the European Union Agency for Railways on June 16 as the technical provisions of the Fourth Railway Package came into force. The new name is intended to reflect the...
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A full-size mock-up of a Metropolis train for lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh metro was presented in the Saudi capital by Alstom on June 8 to the governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal...
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THE Hungarian government finalised the 2016 budget on May 23 for the Integrated Programme for Transport (IKOP), which is 85% financed by the EU, and allocates a total of Forints 1216bn ($US 4.3bn) to transport...
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THE Indian government has approved plans by the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) for new metro networks in Varanasi and Kanpur which should enable construction to start by the end of this year. The UP...
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DENMARK's largest rail freight operator DB Cargo Scandinavia (DBCS) has warned it could be forced to pull out of the market because of the cost of equipping its locomotives with ETCS.Mr Gottfried Eymer, CEO of...
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SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group has awarded a €46m contract to Alstom to modernise 68 metro cars operating on Line 5 of the Shanghai metro and to supply traction equipment for 198 new cars.Shanghai Alstom Transport...
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THE Norwegian government has approved the financial plan for infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket's national ERTMS rollout as part of its 2016 budget, which was announced on May 11. Proposition 126 S (2015-2016) states that Jernbaneverket is permitted...
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ARGENTINA's Ministry of Transport is to invest Pesos 1.64bn ($US 115.5m) during the next four years to upgrade the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter rail line linking Buenos Aires Retiro with Vila Rosa.The line currently...
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MALAYSIA's Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT) has awarded two systems and two civil works contracts worth Ringgits 4.2bn ($US 1bn) related to the construction of Line 2 in Kuala Lumpur.HAP Consortium comprising Hyundai Rotem and Posco...

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