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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…
THE proposed introduction of longer and heavier lorries onto Europe's highways would damage railfreight and undermine the objectives of the European Commission's 2011 Transport White Paper, a new report has…
Latvian Railways subsidiary, LDZ Rolling Stock Service, presented the first rebuilt ChME3 Co-Co diesel locomotive at the 1520 Strategic Partnership conference in Riga.
PLANS to reopen two cross-border lines in Germany - one in the south into the Czech Republic and the other in the north into Poland - are gaining traction.
MR PIERRE Mongin, chairman and CEO of Paris Transport Authority (RATP), inaugurated the commissioning of the first automatic driverless trains for Line 1 of the Paris metro on November 3.
Vossloh has received a €75m contract to supply 25 low-floor Citylink Net 2012 tram-trains to Karlsruhe Transport Authority (VBK) and Albtal Transport (AVG).
CHICAGO Transit Authority has received a $US 646m grant from the Illinois state government to rebuild the metro Red Line and improve the Purple Line.
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