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THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded California’s Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (Smart) a $US 22.5m grant to help fund the extension of its Santa Rosa -…
CANADIAN prime minister, Mr Justin Trudeau, and the premier of Quebec, Mr Phillippe Couillard, announced on April 9 that federal and provincial funding will be made available for the extension…
CAMBODIA’s minister of public works and transport, Mr Sun Chanthol, officially opened a new rail link to Phnom Penh International Airport on April 10.
ITALIAN State Railways (FS) rail freight subsidiary Mercitalia has unveiled plans to launch high-speed rail freight services in a bid to gain a share of the market for high-value time-sensitive…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has launched a new smartphone app to help passengers travelling between Arnhem, Nijmegen and Den Bosch to locate available seats on trains.
TRANSMASHHOLDING subsidiary TMH-Argentina has won a $US 29.7m contract for the maintenance of Chinese-built locomotives and rolling stock used by Argentinean Trains (TA) to operate services on the San Martin…
JOURNEY times for the hourly inter-city service between Amsterdam and Brussels were cut by half an hour on April 9, when trains were re-routed to run via the entire length…
CANADIAN national passenger operator Via Rail has awarded Bombardier a $C 54m ($US 42.3m) contract to upgrade 17 of its oldest coaches to meet current and future accessibility standards.
FOLLOWING an international tender, northern Rhineland Palatinate regional rail authority ZSPNV-Nord has selected DB Regio as preferred bidder for a contract to operate new regional services between Trier and Luxembourg…
SHENYANG opened the first addition to its metro network for more than four years on April 8 with the start of trial passenger operation on the 5.3km four-station northern extension…
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