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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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IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Speaking at the opening press conference for InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Dr Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin, said a new exhibition hall will be ready in time for the 2018...
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THALES announced on September 16 that it has been awarded a €57m contract by AlpTransit Gotthard to supply signalling systems for the Ceneri tunnel. The 15.4km tunnel is the final corridor phase of the upgrade of...
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MIPRO announced on September 15 that it has been awarded a €22.3m contract by the Finnish Transport Agency (Liikennevirasto) for the renewal of signalling systems at Niirala, Kotolahti-Mussalo, and Vainkkala marshalling yards in eastern Finland. The...
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SWITZERLAND’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) confirmed on September 8 that four types of modern freight locomotive will be banned from operating through the Gotthard Base Tunnel when it opens in December due to problems...
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NETWORK Rail announced on August 11 that it has awarded a contract to Siemens Rail Automation for the design, construction, testing and commissioning of the Port Talbot West Phase 1 resignalling project on the Cardiff...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme achieved a milestone on July 30 following the successful operation of a class 700 train through central London using European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2. The system will...
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BRUSSELS Transport Company (Stib) has awarded two contracts to supply rolling stock and train control systems for the automation of metro lines 1 and 5. Stib has signed a 12-year framework contract worth €353m with CAF...
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THE first class 345 Aventra commuter EMU for London’s east-west Crossrail link was unveiled to the press by Bombardier and Transport for London (TfL) at Bombardier’s Derby plant on July 29.TfL and Britain’s Department for...
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DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail has awarded Strukton Systems a contract to install the Dutch ATB-Vv train protection system on around 400 signals on the Rotterdam - Venlo and Alkmaar - Maastricht lines.ATB-Vv triggers an automatic...
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ISRAEL Railways has invited bids by November 11 for a five-year contract, extendable up to 10 years, to design, install and maintain a GSM-R telecommunications system on its 800km network. The GSM-R architecture will comprise mobile...