Connaught Tunnel restoration complete

The complicated rehabilitation of London’s Victorian-era Connaught Tunnel for the Crossrail project has been completed. Built in 1878, the Connaught Tunnel – the only existing tunnel to be used as[...]
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Ankara-Istanbul high-speed rail line commissioned

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened a new 500-kilometre high-speed railway between Ankara and Istanbul. Officials made an inaugural trip on the  Eskisehir-Istanbul section of the line last week.[...]
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CTA restarts subway train procurement

Chicago’s public transport Authority has restarted the procurement process for a fleet of next-generation metro cars. Manufacturers were originally asked to submit bids for a contract to design and build[...]
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Final Thomson Line construction contracts let

The final three construction contracts have been awarded for Singapore’s Thomson line MRT route. Civils contracts for Orchard, Marina South and Gardens by the Bay stations and tunnels worth a combined[...]
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Thales-led consortium to install Moroccan GSM-R system

Morocco’s national rail operator, ONCF, has awarded a €30 million contract for the installation of a 712-kilometre GSM-R network. A Thales/Huawei/Imet consortium will supply and install the radio-based communications network on conventional[...]
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RTD board authorises Southeast light rail extension

RTD’s board has approved a $207 million southern extension of Denver’s Southeast Light Rail Line. The 3.7-kilometre extension, which would take the line south into Lone Tree, will now go[...]
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Deutsche Bahn passenger numbers rise in 2014

Passenger numbers rose by 10 million in the first half of 2014 to just over one billion, Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced. Publishing its financial performance for the year to[...]
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Balfour Beatty and Carillion in merger talks

Balfour Beatty and Carillion, two of the UK’s largest multi-disciplinary rail service providers, are in talks over a potential merger valued in excess of £3 billion. The two companies issued[...]
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Delhi Metro tenders for 124 broad-gauge EMUs

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has issued an invitation to tender for 124 broad-gauge electrical multiple units (EMU) for the city’s expanding metro network. Valued at around Rs 10.3 billion, the[...]
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Germany approves operation of new regional trains

Alstom has received homologation from the German Federal Railway Office for 91 new Coradia Lint diesel multiple units (DMU). The regional trainsets, of which 63 will be operated by vlexx GmbH and the other[...]
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Galilee Basin rail freight line build moves forward

Adani and POSCO have entered into a binding agreement to construct a new standard gauge rail freight line in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. The non-electrified 388-kilometre heavy haul line will connect[...]
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Siemens fined for late delivery of locomotives

The National Belgian Railway Company (SNCB) has fined Siemens €1.7 million for failing to meet delivery targets for its new fleet of T18 locomotives. Between 2006 and 2008, SNCB placed[...]
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