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Victorian government vows to build mammoth Melbourne rail loop

The south east section of the Suburban Rail Loop will run underground between Cheltenham and Box Hill. Photo: Rail Projects Victoria.Such is the size of the 'Suburban Rail Loop' that planners have described it as "the biggest transformation of public transport in Australian history".
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A public sector body could run the next ScotRail franchise

Photo: theasis.Public sector bodies will be free to bid for the next rail franchise covering services in Scotland, Scottish ministers have confirmed today.
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Indian Railways details damage and restoration work following Kerala floods

A stock photo taken of the Kerala floods. Photo: Praveenp.Three of Indian Railways' Southern zones have been severely affected by flash floods, land slips and rockfall as a result of extreme flooding in the state of Kerala.
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Final section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link ready for launch

Photo: MTR Corporation.Once the Hong Kong section is opened the country will be linked to China's network of some 25,000km of high-speed lines. 
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First of five TBMs arrives for Sydney Metro tunnelling

Photo: Transport NSW.Andrew Constance said the size of the 150m-long TBMs - the equivalent length of two Airbus A380 jets nose to tail - is difficult to comprehend.
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Stadler confirms train and tram-train order for Wales

Photo: Stadler.The contract was signed with KeolisAmey, which will take over the running and development of both for 15 years from October 14.
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This is what the interior of Amtrak’s new Acela Express trains will look like

Photo: Amtrak.The high-speed trains are being built by Alstom and are scheduled to enter service on the Boston - New York - Washington D.C. Northeast Corridor in 2021.
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Spanish engineers join Jacobs on Dublin Metro development team

A stock photo of a closeup of a tunnel boring machine cutter head. Photo: VILevi.Should the project proceed as planned, six years of construction will begin in 2021 and in 2027 MetroLink will be operational.
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Consortium submits proposal for Windsor Link Railway in the UK

A computer generated model of Windsor. Photo: Windsor Link Railway.The consortium includes global investor Meridiam and not-for-profit company Windsor Link Railway. Other partners have not been revealed.
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SNCF awards €3 billion train order for next generation TGVs

Photo: Alstom.Alstom has received a €2.7 billion order from SNCF for 100 next-generation Avelia Horizon very high-speed TGV trains.
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Bombardier lands contract to supply Singapore NSEWL trains

Bombardier has won a contract to build 66 new metro trains for Singapore's North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) in a deal worth more than $800 million.
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