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Class 707s enter service on Windsor routes

The first two Class 707s have entered passenger service on the Windsor routes - a few days before the franchise is handed over to First/MTR.
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Progress for Texas’ high-speed railway

Texas Central Rail Holdings has reached an agreement with engineering firm Fluor Corporation and the Lane Construction Corporation to advance the development of its 240 mile high-speed line.
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Bombardier wins 288-vehicle monorail contracts in Thailand

Bombardier has secured two contracts to design and assist with the construction of new monorail systems from the Northern Bangkok Monorail Company and the Eastern Bangkok Monorail Company.
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Network Rail and AECOM to review New York’s Penn station

The partnership will start work to assess the station immediately and will make recommendations to improve its design, functionality, communications and coordination.
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Network Rail and AECOM to review New York’s Penn station

The partnership will start work to assess the station immediately and will make recommendations to improve its design, functionality, communications and coordination.
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Proposed Edinburgh tram extension could be open by 2022

Edinburgh council is to consider extending the city's tram network, with the proposed line forecast to be operational by 2022 if it gets the green light.
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DB Cargo places 100-locomotive framework order with Siemens

DB Cargo has signed a framework agreement with Siemens worth a quarter of a billion euros for up to 100 new Vectron locomotives.
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CRRC tests suspended monorail called the ‘Sky Train’

The Chinese rolling stock manufacturer said the prototype is the fastest of its kind in the country, travelling at speeds of up to 70km/h.
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How 3D printing is revolutionising railways around the world

3D printing has been around for decades but has slowly moved towards the mainstream as it becomes increasingly commercialised. A number of sectors have found ways it can benefit them but what use is 3D printing currently having on railways around the world?
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HS2 awards £6.6bn Phase One construction contracts

HS2 has awarded construction contracts worth £6.6 billion for the first phase of the high-speed line between London and Birmingham. Four of the nine contractors who bid for the seven construction packages have been succesful. A breakdown of the winning bidders and construction packages given by the Department for Transport (DfT) is included below: Area […]
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Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF to open train production plant in Wales

Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF will open a train production plant in South Wales next year, the company has announced. Around 300 jobs will be created at the site near Newport when it opens in the autumn. Previously, the company has supplied rolling stock to UK companies – the likes of Midland Metro and Edinburgh Trams – […]
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