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WiFi rolls out on the Moscow Metro THE first three lines of the 12-line Moscow Metro are now equipped with free-to-use WiFi, and the entire 325.5km 194 station network should be fully fitted by September.
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THE Dutch cabinet has approved a €2.5bn budget to install ERTMS on all trains by 2022 and on the busiest sections of the national rail network by 2030. The proposal was put forward by the...
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THE German Rail Industry Association (VDB) says sales of railway equipment increased by 42% in 2013 to a new record of €14.9bn compared with weak performance in 2012.Growth was fuelled by a 56% increase in...
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TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has awarded a €10m contract to Thales to modernise the signalling and telecommunications at Eskisehir station. During the one-year project, Thales will install ETCS Level 1 in the station area and...
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THE main line linking London, Plymouth and Penzance reopened today following repairs costing £35m to damage caused by major storms in February to the coastal section at Dawlish between Exeter and Plymouth.The first storm struck...
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ZAMBIA Railways Limited (ZRL) has selected a consortium of Bombardier, Huawei and local contractor GMC Technologies in a $US 51m contract to supply and install ERTMS Regional on the 980km Chingola - Livingstone line. Bombardier will...
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TURKEY's prime minister, Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opened Line M2 of the Ankara metro on March 13. This follows hot on the heels of the opening of Line M3 by the premier on February 12.Line...
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THE first three lines of the 12-line Moscow Metro are now equipped with free-to-use WiFi, and the entire 325.5km 194 station network should be fully fitted by September.Maxima Telecom, Russia, was awarded a contract last...
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EXPRESSIONS of interest have been invited by London Underground (LU) for a fleet of 250 trains for operation on four of its deep-level lines under its "New Tube for London" project.LU plans to invite tenders...
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SPAIN's Ministry of Public Works (Fomento) has approved €280m of funding to equip the under-construction Grenada – Antequera high-speed line, enabling infrastructure manager Adif to invite tenders. The largest tender, with a budget of €242.6m,...
Zhengzhou's metro is the first network in the world to utilise a 4G LTE communications platform. Kevin Smith travelled to China to witness the system in action.ATTENDING a launch event for a new railway solution...