French operators order EURO 4000 locomotives

Several French rail freight operators have confirmed orders with Vossloh for new EURO 4000 locomotives. The deals, which have a total value of over €40 million, include 12 locomotives –[...]
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Tunnelling breakthrough on Cityringen project

Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) broke through Copenhagen Central Station marking a significant milestone in the ‘complex’ Cityringen metro project. The Cityringen line is a completely new, entirely underground, fully[...]
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Colas Rail awarded Total haulage contract

Colas Rail has signed a five-year contract with Total UK to transport bitumen from the Lindsey Oil Refinery to Total UK’s Preston production plant. The service was scheduled to begin[...]
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Ottawa unveils Confederation Line LRV mock-up

Transport leaders in Ontario have unveiled a mock-up of an Alstom Citadis Spirit – the light rail vehicle chosen for Ottawa’s $2.1 billion Confederation Line. The full-scale model has been put[...]
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EIB confirms Northern line extension funding

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has finalised a £480 million loan to finance an extension of London’s Northern line. Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke was awarded the main £500 million construction contract[...]
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Consortia prequalify for Tampere tram project

Tampere city council has published a list of four consortia which have prequalified for the competition to build the city’s planned tram link. Phase one of the €250 million project[...]
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Study to consider environmental impact of Dallas-Houston HSR

Rail authorities in the USA are planning to produce an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed 386-kilometre high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Texas[...]
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UK launches rail ‘vision statement’

The UK’s Rail Supply Group (RSG), a partnership between the British government and rail equipment suppliers, has presented its ‘vision statement’ for growth in the sector over the next 10[...]
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WSP and Ramboll to design Helsinki-Espoo light rail line

WSP and Ramboll are to draw up detailed plans for a new dual-track light railway linking Helsinki and Espoo. The 25-kilometre system will connect the Itäkeskus district in Helsinki and Keilaniemi in[...]
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Feasibility study agreed for Trans-Mongolian railway

Northern Railways, a Mongolian subsidiary of Aspire Mining Limited, has signed an agreement with China Railways 20 Bureau Group Corporation to conduct the first stage of a feasibility study into[...]
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Aeroexpress to end services in Vladivostok and Kazan

Russian airport rail link operator Aeroexpress has said it is to terminate loss-making services in Vladivostok and Kazan. In a statement, Aeroexpress said it already started talks with local operators to[...]
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Talgo partners with Turkish manufacturer on HSR production

Talgo has signed a letter of intent with Turkish manufacturer Tümosan to cooperate on high-speed rail projects in the country. Turkey is looking increase the involvement of domestic companies in[...]
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