Tracklaying begins on Rio de Janeiro light rail line

The first track segment of a new VLT light rail system in Rio de Janeiro has been laid. A 400-metre section of track has been installed on General Luiz Mendes de[...]
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Oslo airport operator orders CAF Oaris trains

Flytoget, the operator of rail services to Oslo Airport, has placed a €120 million order with CAF for a fleet of new high-speed Oaris trains. CAF will supply eight four-car[...]
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‘Tomorrow’s Train Design Today’ finalists revealed

Three agencies have been put forward to receive additional funding to help shape the future of train design in the UK. 42 Technology, Priestman Goode and Andreas Vogler, in partnership[...]
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Siemens awarded €1.7bn RRX train contract

Siemens has finalised a contract worth €1.7 billion for 82 double-deck Desiro units for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX). Described by Siemens as the largest regional rail transport order the company has[...]
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Siemens awarded €1.7bn RRX train contract

Siemens has finalised a contract worth €1.7 billion for 82 double-deck Desiro units for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX). Described by Siemens as the largest regional rail transport order the company has[...]
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Saudi North-South line trains to begin testing

CAF and Saudi Railway Company (SAR) are to begin testing the next-generation push-pull trains for Saudi Arabia’s North-South line. In 2012, SAR placed an order with the Spanish manufacturer for[...]
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Tube modernisation programme set to resume

The modernisation of London Underground’s sub-surface railway is set to resume later this year as Transport for London (TfL) announces that is close to finalising negotiations with Thales for the[...]
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Midland Metro Eastside extension route chosen

West Midlands’ transport authority Centro have confirmed the route of the Midland Metro Eastside extension in Birmingham. The extension will take trams from Curzon Street, the site of Birmingham’s HS2[...]
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Major changes due at Waterloo

Since Eurostar moved from Waterloo to St Pancras, the International platforms have lain mostly unused. This despite the fact that Waterloo is London’s busiest terminal with 98 million passengers in 2013/14 and a train arriving or departing virtually every minute during peak times and it could badly do with the...
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DB looks to revitalise long-distance rail market

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is aiming to attract 50 million more passenger a year from now until 2030 as part of a major initiative to strengthen its long-distance rail services. By[...]
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High-speed rail test track plans probed by European Commission

An investigation has been launched into a proposed high-speed train test centre near Malaga over concerns about its eligibility for EU funding. The European Commission (EC) has launched an in-depth[...]
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Forensic engineering

Crewe, in South Cheshire, is known for quality engineering, being the home of Bentley cars and the world famous locomotive works. It will be a major hub for the planned HS2 and is also famous for a football team that punches above its weight. However, just a stone’s throw away from...
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