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GENESEE & Wyoming Canada has announced that its Huron Central Railway (HCRY) subsidiary will cease operating by the end of the year, citing a lack of funding from the province…
FORT Worth Trinity Metro celebrated a milestone for its TexRail commuter rail project on May 22 when the line’s train maintenance depot was inaugurated in the presence of the city’s…
THE Welsh government announced on May 23 that it intends to appoint KeolisAmey as Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales & Borders franchise and the South Wales Metro…
THE ranking of the world’s largest railway equipment suppliers is set to change when the agreed merger between GE Transportation and Wabtec comes into force, according to analysis by IRJ.
TRANSMASHHOLDING, Russia, and Hitachi, Japan have agreed to set up a joint venture in Russia to produce traction inverters for passenger trains for Russia, central Asia and Europe.
BANGLADESH Railways (BR) has awarded a Taka 2976m ($US 35m) contract to Hyundai Rotem for the supply of 10 metre-gauge diesel-electric locomotives funded by the Asian Development Bank.
BUENOS Aires City Council and Argentina’s Ministry of Urban Development and Transport inaugurated a 1km extension of metro Line H to Faculty of Law-Julieta Lanteri on May 17.
MR Andrew Haines has been named as the new CEO of Britain’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) to succeed Mr Mark Carne. Haines will take up his new appointment in…
THE Norwegian Railway Directorate confirmed on May 22 that the country’s first competitively-tendered concession for the operation of passenger services on the national network will be awarded in October, later…
PASSENGER services have resumed on the line between Walbrzych in southwest Poland and Meziměstí in the north of the Czech Republic.
CZECH rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation Group has acquired the remaining 25% stake in Finnish train builder Transtech for an undisclosed sum.
THE introduction of a greatly-expanded timetable on the cross-London Thameslink on May 20, which has seen a 13% increase in the number of trains operated each day, and the retiming…
THE boards of General Electric (GE) and Wabtec approved the merger of GE Transportation with Wabtec in a deal worth $US 11.1bn on May 21. The merger will make Wabtec…
THE Canadian government has committed $C 1.53bn ($1.19bn) in funding for stage one of Calgary's Green Line light rail project, the largest infrastructure investment made by the federal government in…
THE European Commission (EC) has given the Czech government approval for a state-funded scheme to promote intermodal transport.
MINING company Rio Tinto has been granted accreditation by Australia’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) for the autonomous operation of trains serving the group’s Pilbara iron-ore mines…
CALIFORNIA Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $US 703.6m in SB-1 funding for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) transport projects on May 16 as part of its transport funding allocations…
ISRAEL’s transport minister Mr Israel Katz announced on May 18 that the 57km A1 Link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will now open on September 23.
BRIGHTLINE will extend its West Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale inter-city service 35km south to its new terminal at Miami Central on May 19, and has confirmed that work will…
SCI Verkehr says in its latest Multiple Units - Global Market Trends study that the world market for regional and suburban multiple unit trains is currently worth more than €9bn…
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