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POLAND’s largest rail freight operator, PKP Cargo, and Lithuanian Railways (LG) signed an agreement on May 10 pledging to cooperate on measures to streamline the handling of freight at border…
IRANIAN president Dr Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a 2km extension of Mashhad metro Line 2 from Shohada to Shariati on May 7, connecting the city’s two metro lines for the first…
KOREA’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure (Molit) announced on April 26 that it has selected a consortium led by Shinhan Bank to build a 43.6km line from Paju to…
IRJ at UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail: Turkey’s transport minister Mr Ahmet Arslan told delegates at the UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail in Ankara this week that Turkish…
IRJ at the UIC World Congress on High-Speed Rail, Ankara: Spanish infrastructure manager Adif and Ineco, Spain, will present a feasibility study to the Indian government shortly looking into the…
SINGAPORE Land Transport Agency (LTA) revealed the alignment and locations for the island’s seventh metro line on May 9.
CHINA’s top economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission has approved construction of an 825km railway linking Hotan and Ruoqiang in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
CRRC Qingdao Sifang unveiled a ‘high altitude’ catenary-free tram for the first light rail line on the Tibetan plateau on May 9.
NEW Zealand’s transport minister, Mr Phil Twyford, and finance minister, Mr Grant Robertson, announced on May 9 that the cabinet has agreed to launch a procurement process for a two-line…
TESTING of the first class 755/4 Flirt UK electro-diesel multiple unit for Abellio subsidiary Greater Anglia has begun at Stadler’s Erlen Commissioning Centre in northeast Switzerland.
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has confirmed it is planning to boost seating capacity on domestic services on HSL South in addition to the previously-announced increase in frequencies to cope with a…
CZECH infrastructure manager SŽDC has awarded engineering consultancy Sudop Praha a Koruna 6.9m ($US 320,000) contract to carry out a feasibility study into the construction of a high-speed line linking…
SÉTIF became the sixth Algerian city to open a modern light rail line on May 8, when minister of the interior, local authorities and national planning, Mr Noureddine Bedoui, inaugurated…
INFRABEL issued a statement on May 8 urging Siemens to act swiftly to resolve a spate of axle-counter malfunctions, which according to the Belgian infrastructure manager caused 9000 minutes of…
LOCOMOTIVE leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply 25 additional Vectron locomotives, taking its Vectron fleet to 136 units.
A GE-led consortium signed an agreement with the Nigerian federal government in Washington D.C. on April 27 to proceed with the interim phase of the country’s narrow-gauge railway concession.
THE first CAF Civity EMU for British operator Arriva Rail North (Northern) began dynamic testing at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic last week.
GERMAN Rail (DB) subsidiary Arriva Spain confirmed on May 7 that it has filed a request before the Spanish rail regulator to establish international passenger services connecting A Coruña with…
THE Brazilian government has revised the technical terms for the 1142km Ferrogrão project in an attempt to reduce costs and make the concession more attractive for private sector bidders.
BRITISH train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) presented its new fleet of class 717 Desiro City EMUs for Great Northern suburban services to the press at Siemens’ Wildenrath test centre…
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