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Australian PM announces $5bn for Melbourne Airport Rail Link

Photo: The PMO.The rail link was first mooted in the 1960s and will run from Melbourne's central business district to the second busiest airport in Australia.
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Austria targets 85% electrification of railways by 2030 in new masterplan

Photo: NÖLB Mh.At the forefront of the agenda for Austrian Federal Railways is electrification, as the country aims to electrify 85 per cent of the network by 2030.
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Victorian government reveals plans to extend Melbourne tram network

Photo: Leonid Andronov.Premier Daniel Andrews said that the south-eastern suburbs of the state capital are growing and that a new tram link between the two areas will ease traffic on some of the busiest roads and get people home faster.
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DB opens its first digital interlocking system

A stock photo of a Erzgebirgsbahn train in Annaberg-Buchholz. Photo: Ad Meskens.The inauguration represents the starting point for the nationwide rollout of the latest generation of interlocking systems following tests by DB subsidiary Erzgebirgsbahn.
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Civils works consortia chosen for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed line

An artist's impression of Iskandar Puteri, one of seven stations on the high-speed line. Photo: MyHSR.Contracts will be awarded once negotiations between parties have concluded.
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Express Rail Link testing begins as main works are delivered

MTR has launched its phased testing programme on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.
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Banedanmark awards S-train track renewal contract

Strukton Rail has been awarded a contract to renew the S-train line between Valby and Frederikssund in Denmark.
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Helsinki-Tallinn’s €20bn rail tunnel could be open by 2040

Photo: Sweco.Authorities in Finland and Estonia are hoping plans can progress to build a mega 103km-long undersea railway tunnel - the longest in the world by current standards.
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FS Italiane to look at New Delhi-Jaipur railway upgrade

Trains at New Delhi railway station. Photo: saiko3p / Shutterstock.com.The agreement builds on the memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties in January, 2017.
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Consortia picked for Lyon-Turin rail link tunnelling work

Photo: TELT.Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin has awarded the majority of the tunnelling project management contracts for the Lyon-Turn rail link.
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Tunnel breakthrough on Switzerland’s Eppenberg tunnel

A tunnel breakthrough in Gretzenbach has marked the completion of the 2.6km Eppenberg tunnel.
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