Elevated corridor to replace part of Melbourne suburban rail line

Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 10.00.01Victoria’s Premier, Daniel Andrews, has unveiled designs for a new elevated section of the Cranbourne-Pakenham line in Melbourne. The $1.6 billion scheme would lead to the closure of nine level crossings between Caulfield[...]
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Video: Conwy Valley recovery

FloodwatersThe railway network has suffered the consequences of a very wet winter, with some sections of line closing for several weeks. In North Wales, the Conwy Valley branch has been out of action since the 27th December due to the effects of severe flooding. Since then, a small orange army,...
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Is light rail the answer for the Island Line?

Photo: Matt Buck/ (CC BY-SA 2.0.Replacing the Isle of Wight’s Island Line railway with a cheaper light rail system is one option which has been put forward in a new report. The report, which has[...]
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First Azur metro enters service in Montréal

ap_azur_beauty_shotSociété de transport de Montréal (STM) has put its first modern Azur metro trains into service on Montréal Orange line. On February 7, the first Azur vehicle began operating a two-month[...]
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First Azur metro enters service in Montréal

ap_azur_beauty_shotSociété de transport de Montréal (STM) has put its first modern Azur metro trains into service on Montréal Orange line. On February 7, the first Azur vehicle began operating a two-month[...]
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New York mayor supports waterfront streetcar proposal

Image: Friends of Brooklyn Queens Connector.New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, has committed to building a new light rail system connecting waterfront neighbourhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) is expected to[...]
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Go-ahead for high-speed rail college campus

NCHSR 01The National College for High Speed Rail’s Birmingham campus has been approved by the city council’s planning committee. The £22 million facility will be built on the site of the former Birmingham Science[...]
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Route confirmed for Montpellier-Perpignan LGV

Photo: Frederic Legrand/ shutterstock.com.The alignment of the Montpellier-Perpignan high-speed TGV line has been confirmed by French Secretary of State for Transport Alain Vidal. Expected to cost €5.5 billion, the line will fill in[...]
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Transdev awarded Northwest Saxony regional rail service

Regional rail service in Saxony. Photo: Brian Kinney / shutterstock.com.Transdev Regio has been awarded the operating license for R6 regional rail services between Leipzig, Grimma and Döbeln. Chief executive Christian Schreyer welcomed the announcement, adding that the route complements the Leipzig –[...]
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RSG strategy launch – taking the fast track

Alstom-RSG-106Not one but two Secretaries of State attended the recent strategy launch by the Rail Supply Group (RSG). Fast Track to the Future – a strategy for productivity and growth[...]
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Incheon Airport maglev opens

Photo: Hyundai Rotem.A new maglev system has opened at Incheon International Airport, South Korea. The 6.1-kilometre, elevated line connects the airport with Yongyu Station and Leisure Complex, with stops at the main terminal[...]
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Two shortlisted for South Western franchise

Photo: Peter R Foster IDMA / shutterstock.com.FirstGroup and Stagecoach have been shortlisted for the next South Western franchise. The franchise, which begins in June 2017, includes services operated out of London Waterloo to Reading, Bristol, Exeter,[...]
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