Archive for category: Editor’s pick

Government urged to establish Crossrail 2 timetable and funding plans before 2019

One of the tunnel boring machines used as part of Crossrail. Photo: Crossrail.National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt said that firm decisions on the megaproject's timetable and funding should be made by the end of 2018.
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How the Asian Development Bank is helping to persuade citizens to ride the Hanoi Metro

Photo: ADB.Jason Rush, a communications specialist covering Southeast Asia at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), writes about the development of Vietnam’s first metro system, which is set to launch its first phase later this year.  In the popular 1980s movie Field of Dreams, a rural American corn farmer, played by the dashing Kevin Costner, hears a voice […]
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Unveiled: New tram designed exclusively for Zurich

The VBZ workshop team fabricated a mock-up of the Bombardier FLEXITY tram model. Photo: BombardierBombardier and Zurich public transport agency Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich have presented a new tram design at a press event in Switzerland's largest city.
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Rio Tinto receives regulatory approval for autonomous trains operation in Australia

The mining corporation said that the AutoHaul project, which is focused on automating trains transporting iron ore to its port facilities in Pilbara, continues to progress and is on schedule to be completed at the end of 2018.
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Amtrak to refresh interiors of Acela Express fleet

Photo: Leading Lights.The 14-month programme will cost $4 million and will see the flagship service's 20 trainsets refurbished ahead of the introduction of the 28 'next generation' Alstom trainsets in 2021.
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Astaldi in negotiations with potential new partners

An Astaldi-led consortium constructed the driverless underground Line C of the Rome metro. Photo: Astaldi.Rail construction firm Astaldi has responded to press rumours with an announcement that it is in "advanced negotiations" with potential new partners.
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Renew Holdings to buy QTS Group for £80m

Photo: QTS Group.QTS managing director Alan McLeish said that the transaction will provide opportunities to expand the company's market share.
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Stockholm takes European TramDriver Championship title

Photo: European TramDriver Championships.Organisers said that more than 66,000 spectators followed the championship through an online stream.
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Canadian rail association voices concerns over legalisation of recreational marijuana

Photo: Shauni.Gérald's remarks on behalf of the RAC, which represents more than 50 rail operators, are part of a wider call from the Canadian rail industry for the government to prioritise workplace safety as it aims to legalise recreational marijuana in 2018.
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North Korea and South Korea make pledge to connect border railways

Photo: The Republic of Korea.South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean president Kim Jong-un said they would end the long established stand off and division between the two and develop inter-Korean relations.
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Contractor chosen to build depot for Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam

Photo: Strukton.In March, Mitsui and Siemens announced their intention to form a 50-50 joint venture (JV) and build the depot.
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