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British universities launch track R&D programme FOUR British universities have launched an £8.5m five-year research programme aimed at developing track which will cost less, last longer and have reduced maintenance needs.
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MALAYAN Railways Corporation (KTMB) has placed its first order for rails with Evraz, Russia.The batch of 2000 tonnes of type 54 E1 rails will be produced at Evraz ZSMK steel plant in Western Siberia and...
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FOUR British universities have launched an £8.5m five-year research programme aimed at developing track which will cost less, last longer and have reduced maintenance needs.Called Track to the Future (T2F), the programme involves academics from...
adb-to-fund-bangladesh-rail-projects
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to provide about $US 6bn to help fund road, rail and regional connectivity projects in Bangladesh.In 2016, ADB will provide support for implementation of phases 1 and 2 of...
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THE Dutch secretary of state for infrastructure Mrs Wilma Mansveld, who is responsible for railway affairs, informed parliament on June 25 of irregularities by the national infrastructure manager Prorail in the awarding of track maintenance...
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GREATER Stockholm Transport (SL) has awarded a six-year contract to Eltel, Sweden, to maintain infrastructure on two of its tram lines.The contract covers preventative and corrective maintenance of track, trackbed, catenary and signalling on the...
victoria-completes-$us-28bn-regional-rail-link
THE final section of the Australian state of Victoria's $A 3.65bn ($US 2.8bn) Regional Rail Link was officially completed on June 14 paving the way for the introduction of new high-frequency timetable on June 21.Australia's...
kenya-releases-$us-14bn-for-standard-gauge-project
THE Kenyan government has decided to allocate an additional $US 1.4bn from its 2015-16 budget for the project, currently underway, to build a 609km standard-gauge line from the port of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi. National...
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THE University of Huddersfield's Institute of Railway Research (IRR) has been tasked with investigating innovative switches and crossings as well as new types of track system as part of the €18m In2Rail track and infrastructure...
bidding-opens-on-philippine-track-improvement
BIDDING has opened for the track improvement project on Philippine National Railways (PNR), worth Peso 144.3bn ($US 3.2m), in an attempt to revive and improve Southeast Asia’s oldest railway system. The project will add a second...
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Vossloh and VR Track, a subsidiary of Finnish state-owned railway VR Group, have signed contracts to jointly operate three switch production facilities and cooperate in continuous welded rail production. The switch business will be integrated into...