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Brightline: Next stop Tampa?

Photo: Brightline.Brightline has submitted a proposal to the Florida Department of Transportation to lease state-owned right of way and build a privately-funded passenger railway between Orlando and Tampa.
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Moscow’s majestic metro stations

Komsomolskaya station. Photo: Scallger.In six of the Russian cities hosting the 2018 World Cup, underground metros will transport football fans to and from games but there's one in particular that's been leaving tourists in awe: the Moscow Metro.
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Network Rail launches tender for track work contracts worth almost £5bn

Photo: Network Rail.These 10-year contracts begin in 2019 and introduce three new geographically-focused 'alliances' between Network Rail, designers and construction suppliers.
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Stadler “emerges stronger” from 2015 crisis

Stadler's EC250 'Giruno' on a test run between Erlen and Romanshorn, Switzerland, in 2017. Photo: Daniel Wipf.Not only did Stadler have an order intake of around €3 billion in 2017, but it now employs 7,600 members of staff - more than it ever has before.
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Siemens bags £1.5bn contract to build new generation Tube trains

Siemens has been named by Transport for London (TfL) as the chosen supplier for the £1.5 billion Deep Tube rolling stock contract.
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Brightline looks to replicate model in other US regions

Photo: Brightline.The announcement comes less than six months after Brightline's first service was launched between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, and weeks after the service was extended to Miami.
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Rolling stock contracts agreed for new Wales and Borders franchise

Photo: Vivarail.The news follows the announcement that KeolisAmey will work with Transport for Wales to operate and develop the next 15-year Wales and Border franchise.
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What next for bi-mode trains?

Photo: Hitachi.Hitachi Rail’s head of engineering, Koji Agatsuma, writes about designing the next generation of intercity trains
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Details of £5bn transformation of Welsh rail services revealed

A tri-ode unit on the Rhymney line. Photo: Welsh government.The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has hailed a "landmark moment" in the future development of his country as plans of how £5 billion will be spent to transform its railways have been revealed.
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Planning approval for Sydney’s Parramatta light rail means construction will begin ‘within months’

Photo: NSW Government.The milestone for the Parramatta light rail line means that contracts for construction and operation will be awarded in the third quarter of 2018 and work will begin "within months", according to the NSW government.
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Becoming a major force in rail engineering: a timeline of Wabtec’s big acquisitions

The proposed merger of GE Transportation and Wabtec promises to create one of the global rail industry's biggest suppliers.
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