Napoli Afragola – Italy’s remarkable new station

The first phase of Napoli Afragola, one of 13 new stations for Italy’s high-speed rail network, was inaugurated on 6 June by Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who called it a “remarkable achievement”. Located 4.4 miles (12km) north of Naples centre, the majestic £52 million (about €60 million) building was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects […]
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Stagecoach in talks with DfT as it prepares to make substantial losses on East Coast rail service

Stagecoach has said it is in discussions with the Department for Transport (DfT) over the terms of its East Coast franchise after anticipating losses of more than £80 million over the next two years. Publishing its preliminary year-end results today (June 28), Stagecoach said it was having to make an £84.1m exceptional charge to account […]
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Stagecoach in talks with DfT as it prepares to make substantial losses on East Coast rail service

Stagecoach has said it is in discussions with the Department for Transport (DfT) over the terms of its East Coast franchise after anticipating losses of more than £80 million over the next two years. Publishing its preliminary year-end results today (June 28), Stagecoach said it was having to make an £84.1m exceptional charge to account […]
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Group launch new China-Hungary freight service

TransContainer, Far East Land Bridge (FELB) and RZD Logistics have launched a new freight service from China to Hungary. The first 41-car service left Changsha, in the Hunan province of China, on May 27 and arrived in Budapest, Hungary, on June 15. It contained clothes, electronics and various equipment. The overall transit time on the 1,520mm […]
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Group launch new China-Hungary freight service

TransContainer, Far East Land Bridge (FELB) and RZD Logistics have launched a new freight service from China to Hungary. The first 41-car service left Changsha, in the Hunan province of China, on May 27 and arrived in Budapest, Hungary, on June 15. It contained clothes, electronics and various equipment. The overall transit time on the 1,520mm […]
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First of 11 concrete tunnel units installed in Hong Kong harbour for new transit network

MTR has successfully installed the first of 11 precast concrete tunnel units for the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) cross-harbour tunnel in Hong Kong. The unit was immersed into the water thanks to 4,500m3 ballast tanks and installed into dredged trenches in the seabed of Victoria Harbour, with a crew of 50 engineers, operators and workers […]
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Alstom to supply 38 LRVs for Ottawa’s Confederation Line

A deal worth almost €200 million has been awarded to Alstom to supply 38 light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the expansion of Ottawa’s O-Train light rail system, Ontario, Canada. The Citadis Spirit vehicles will be assembled by Alstom at the Belfast Yard maintenance and storage facility and run on Stage 2 of the Confederation line, which is […]
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Astaldi-led venture awarded €82m contract to upgrade 35km of Polish track

A joint venture led by Italian construction firm Astaldi has been given a €82 million contract to upgrade a section of track in Poland. Awarded by rail infrastructure operator PKP, the work covers a 35km section on the Warsaw-Poznań railway line. Two new railway stations have also been planned, for Rawicz and Bojanowo, as well as […]
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City council approves Calgary Green Line light rail

Calgary’s city council have approved the full alignment and station locations for the proposed Green Line LRT project. The 46 km light rail route includes 28 stops and will run north-south from 160 Avenue N to Seton. The decision protects the route and will allow construction to move forward as funding is released, according to […]
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City council approves Calgary Green Line light rail

Calgary’s city council have approved the full alignment and station locations for the proposed Green Line LRT project. The 46 km light rail route includes 28 stops and will run north-south from 160 Avenue N to Seton. The decision protects the route and will allow construction to move forward as funding is released, according to […]
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Goods delivered by tram in Saint-Etienne trial

An innovative use of the Saint-Etienne tramway to carry goods was trialled earlier this month. The ‘TramFret’ project aims to capitalise on the existing tram network to launch integrated cargo services in-between passengers services using recycled rolling stock. Feedback from the experiment – which took place on June 13 – will be used to measure the […]
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Consultation on Sydney’s ‘massive city-shaping’ metro begins

New South Wales (NSW) planners have opened a consultation on the ‘massive city-shaping’ Sydney Metro West project in Australia. The extension of the Sydney metro – which is currently under construction – will largely be built underground and will connect the central business districts (CBDs) of Sydney and the suburb of Parramatta. Transport for NSW […]
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