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VOSSLOH announced on August 3 that it had signed a contract with international engineering enterprise Laing O’Rourke for the acquisition of Australian concrete sleeper manufacturer Austrak, with closing expected in…
SERBIA’s deputy prime minister and minister of civil engineering, transport and infrastructure, Mrs Zorana Mihajlović, has announced that the Serbian section of the line from Belgrade to the Montenegrin port…
FOLLOWING a successful pilot, City Transport (HKL) has awarded Transrail, Sweden, and Welado, Finland, a contract to implement a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) on the city’s metro network.
Trams returned to the heart of Luxembourg City on July 27, with the opening of the 1.6km section from Pont Rouge to Place de l'Etoile.
HUNDREDS of residents lined the streets of the historic city centre of Cuenca on July 27 to witness the inaugural test run on the Ecuadorian city’s first light rail line.
GREAT Western Railway (GWR) operated the first class 800 Intercity Express Trains built by Hitachi Rail Europe between London and Paignton on June 30, the first Intercity Express Train to…
FOLLOWING a European tender, Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) and Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport have awarded Go-Ahead Transport Germany a contract to operate the Allgäu Electric Network for 12 years from…
SIEMENS’ Mobility division will be transferred into a legally separate company owned by Siemens in anticipation of its merger with Alstom, as part of a Siemens’ company-wide restructuring announced on…
THE Thai cabinet has approved funding for the construction of a 326km double-track line linking Den Chai on the Bangkok - Chiang Mai line with Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong…
PASSENGER capacity on Auckland’s new City Rail Link, currently under construction, is set to be expanded as a result of patronage on the city's rail network rising faster than original…
SIEMENS’ Mobility Division recorded an 8% increase in orders to €2.5bn in its third quarter financial results released in Munich on July 2, a 4% increase in revenue to €2.1bn,…
CHINA marked a decade of high-speed rail development on August 1, when celebrations were held to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the country’s first railway designed for…
BOTSWANA Railways (BR) has issued a call for tender for the supply of three DMUs with a closing date for bids of September 7.
GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has launched a new website called iTrace which enables more than 420 German rail companies and those entitled to access its infrastructure, the opportunity to…
FLORIDA’s SunRail opened its southern extension on June 30, with four new stations added to the commuter rail line in Orlando, United States.
LEO Express confirmed on August 1 that it has secured 15 Alstom Lint DMUs as part of its bid to secure a chunk of the Czech regional passenger rail market.
ATTIKO Metro signed a €55m contract with Alstom on July 27 for 25 Citadis low-floor LRVs for use on the light rail network in Athens and Piraeus.
DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail says painting level crossing surfaces yellow could improve safety following a successful trial at Baarn on the Amsterdam - Amersfoort line.
THE secretary of the Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr), Mr Arthur Tugade, confirmed at a press briefing on August 1 that major construction will begin on the first underground metro…
A project to double one of Sweden’s busiest single-track railways reached a milestone over the weekend of July 28 and 29, when infrastructure manager Trafikverket commissioned the first section of…
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