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Britain’s southwest main line reopens after major repairs 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.
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NIPPON Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NS&SMC) announced on April 16 that it has upgraded rail production and handling facilities at its Yawata steel works in the Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka to produce and distribute...
dawlish-disaster-must-be-the-spark-for-a-new-southwest-railway
THE nature of IRJ means that we report on railway-related news and events from a global perspective, rarely looking at anything too close to home. Some of you may not be aware that IRJ's editorial...
german-rail-industry-achieves-record-sales-in-2013
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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THE director general of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) Mr Süleyman Karaman says construction is complete on the Istanbul - Eskisehir section of the 533km high-speed line to Ankara allowing test running to begin. Test running...
britain’s-southwest-main-line-reopens-after-major-repairs
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...
norway’s-follo-line-project-enters-new-phase
NORWEGIAN infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket (JBV) has issued prequalification documents for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the Ski -Langus section of the Follo Line upgrade project, which is currently Norway's largest transport infrastructure project. Work...
myanmar-to-tender-rail-modernisation-projects
THE government of Myanmar is expected to issue international tenders in the coming months for the upgrading of the country's main rail arteries, according to reports in the local media. A report by Eleven News Myanmar...
thyssenkrupp-abandons-sale-of-rail-business
THYSSENKRUPP announced on March 11 that it is abandoning the sale of its railway equipment unit ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik, opting instead to close down the business, which it describes as "unprofitable". Attempts to find a potential...
amtrak-outlines-2014-infrastructure-plans
THE expansion of Positive Train Control and upgrading of a key section of the Washington DC – New York – Boston Northeast Corridor (NEC) for 257km/h operation are among the highlights of Amtrak's 2014 infrastructure...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail has awarded an £87m design and build contract to a joint venture of Carillion and Buckingham Group Contracting to carry out infrastructure works on Chiltern Railways' new London Marylebone –...