Denmark opens its first tram network

Aarhus, Denmark, celebrated the launch of the country's first light rail system over the Christmas period - months after its expected September opening was cancelled. 
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Inland Rail design contracts awarded to Mott MacDonald-WSP joint venture

A joint venture between Mott MacDonald and WSP will provide designs for two packages for the A$9.3 billion Inland Rail project.
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First train travels over new Northern line extension junction

Two new junctions which will connect the Northern line with an extension of the route out to Battersea Power Station have been completed.
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Freight service launched on Kenya’s standard gauge railway

President Kenyatta said that the service would make it easier to "do business in the country" by reducing the cost of transporting goods and the number of delays.
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Plans submitted to make Dudley a worldwide leader in very light rail

The town of Dudley in the UK's West Midlands could set to become the worldwide centre for the development of "very light rail".
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Bielefeld orders new Vamos trams

Bielefeld's public transport operator, MoBiel, placed an order before Christmas for 24 additional Vamos light rail vehicles.
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New CAF trams for Budapest

It covers the supply of two types of Urbos trams: 21 five-module trams and five nine-module vehicles - believed to one of the longest trams in the world at 56m.
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New CAF trams for Budapest

It covers the supply of two types of Urbos trams: 21 five-module trams and five nine-module vehicles - believed to one of the longest trams in the world at 56m.
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Chicago operator begins process of replacing ageing locomotives

Metra has begun the process of replacing its fleet of ageing locomotives - despite falling short of what it describes as the necessary funding.
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Canadian National Railway orders 200 GE locomotives

The largest among Class I railways since 2014, according to GE.
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Hydrail comes of age

Hydrail, the term coined for hydrogen-powered trains, started to become well known when the first annual international hydrail conference was held in North Carolina in 2005. While the first conference was largely an academic affair, by the time the 2017 hydrail conference was held in Graz, Austria, most of the speakers were from hydrail related […]
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Siemens awarded Network Rail contract to fit 745-locomotive fleet with ETCS

This is the first of a series of contracts which will see ETCS installed on the country's entire fleet of passenger and freight locomotives.
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