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OFFICIALS from the city of Amsterdam, and Amsterdam Municipal Transport Company (GVB) attended the unveiling of Amsterdam Metro's new train at Alstom's plant in Valenciennes, France, on November 24.
IRJ at AusRail Plus: Lance Hockridge, CEO of QR National, announced today that 12 months after their successful IPO the railway will switch next month from being organised as business…
IRJ at AusRail Plus 2011, Brisbane: Leighton Contractors and Swietelsky have formed a joint venture company called LS Rail to offer highly-mechanised track maintenance and renewal in Australia, initially on…
STADLER is celebrating the sale of its 700th Flirt emu, after Italian operator South Tirol Transport (STA) exercised an option for eight additional six-car regional trains from a contract originally…
THE Malaysia - Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia has today issued an invitation to tender for an engineering study into the proposed metro link between the island and…
SIEMENS today confirmed it has received its first firm order for the Avenio LRV with the signing of a Euros 100m contract for 40 vehicles by The Hague Tramways (HTM).…
MONTREAL's Metropolitan Transit Agency (AMT) unveiled its 10-year Vision 2020 strategic public transport plan yesterday, which aims to increase public transport ridership in the city by 33% from 480 million…
MUNICH Airport's Terminal 2 expansion will be aided through the installation of a new Innovia driver-less automated peoplemover (APM) that will be designed, built, operated, and maintained by Bombardier following…
ALSTOM and its Russian strategic partner Transmashholding (TMH) have signed a memorandum of understanding with St Petersburg city council to cooperate on the development of modern light rail technology for…
THE CANADIAN government, together with the provincial governments of Quebec and Ontario, yesterday released the final report on the Quebec City - Windsor high-speed rail study, concluding that the project…
INDIA's Ministry of Railways has approved plans for a Rs 14.12bn ($US 289m) line from Nerul in Navi Mumbai to Uran, with a short branch to Belapur.
SOUTH Africa's government has agreed to inject Rand 137bn ($US 19.96bn) in Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (Prasa) rolling stock and infrastructure investment programme.
A CEREMONY was held on October 21 to mark the welding of the final section of rail on the Vienna - Tullnerfeld - St Pölten high-speed line, which will divert…
HUNGARIAN State Railways (MÁV) CEO Mr Ferenc Szarvas announced last month that new managers have been appointed to its passenger, traction, and maintenance subsidiaries as the railway prepares to initiate…
FRENCH Rail Network (RFF) has received final offers from Bouygues and Vinci for a public-private partnership (PPP) contract to build and maintain an 80km high-speed line to bypass the Mediterranean…
TRANSNET, South Africa's national transport company, has brought forward to the next two years rail and port projects worth Rand 6.1bn ($US 755m) previously scheduled for the tail-end of its…
COMMERCIAL operation of JR East's Advanced Train Administration and Communications System (Atacs), started on the Senseki Line commuter route in Sendai on October 10.
THE Portuguese government has published a strategic transport plan aimed at reducing the cost of train services as part of its austerity programme.
The first Vossloh Euro 4000 locomotive for Israel Railways arrived in the country from Spain last month.
OFFICIALS from Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, as well as representatives of JR East and JR Central, visited India's railways minister Mr Dinesh Trivedi last month, with…
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