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UK: £60bn transport plan announced for the North

An integrated transport plan for northern England, which includes proposals for a Northern Powerhouse Rail network, is to be submitted to the government next year. Transport for the North (TfN) announced today (December 15) that a draft Strategic Transport Plan has now been drawn up and will be published as part of a public consultation […]
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Free travel until February on Luxembourg’s new tramway

Luxembourg's new light rail network, Luxtram, has commissioned the first new section of tramway.
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DB launches new high-speed Berlin-Munich service

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has launched a new 300 km/h ICE service between Berlin and Munich which will cut journey times between the two cities by up to two hours.
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Uzbekistan and Afghanistan to develop Mazar-i-Sharif-Herat railway line

The governments of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan have agreed to work together to build a railway line from the city of Mazar-i-Sharif to Herat, two of the largest cities in Afghanistan.
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Civil works awarded for Cuenca tram system

The ACTN Consortium has been appointed to complete the civil works for the Cuenca tram, Ecuador. 
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Station milestone on Berlin U5 gap closure project

The team delivering Berlin's U5 gap closure project has completed the Unter den Linden station box - one of three new U-Bahn stations being built in the German capital.
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Alstom to develop light rail systems in Iraq

Alstom has agreed to help the Iraqi government develop light rail systems in Baghdad and Basra. 
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Ground broken on Foothill Gold Line extension

Officials in Southern California have broken ground on a $1.5 billion extension of the Foothill Gold Line between Glendora and Montclair.
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Uzbekistan launches new railway line

Authorities in Uzbekistan have commissioned the country's new Bukhara-Miskin railway.
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Unguarded level crossings in the Netherlands to be eliminated “within a few years”

Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail has said that all of the Netherlands' unguarded level crossings will be eliminated "within a few years."
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Samsung successfully tests 5G on high-speed train in Japan

Telecommunications firms Samsung and KDDI have successfully tested 5G onboard a high-speed train in Japan.
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