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HS2 phase two MD leaves for job in Canada

Paul Griffiths, the managing director of HS2 phase two, will leave the company at the end of December to become program director for the $40 billion Metrolinx project in Canada.
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New MD for Bombardier Australia

Paul Brown, project director for the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock project, is to take over as managing director of Bombardier Transportation in Australia.
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Train travel at the Russian World Cup 2018

During the World Cup, matches were hosted at 11 Russian cities. Of these Yekaterinburg was the furthest from Moscow, requiring a 27-hour train journey of 1,100 miles.
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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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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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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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Network Rail appoints successor to chief executive Mark Carne

Andrew Haines, the current CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority. Photo: Network Rail.Andrew is expected to take up his new role in early autumn following a period of handover with Mark Carne.
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How the Asian Development Bank is helping to persuade citizens to ride the Hanoi Metro

Photo: ADB.Jason Rush, a communications specialist covering Southeast Asia at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), writes about the development of Vietnam’s first metro system, which is set to launch its first phase later this year.  In the popular 1980s movie Field of Dreams, a rural American corn farmer, played by the dashing Kevin Costner, hears a voice […]
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Proposed Siemens Alstom board put forward

Siemens and Alstom signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2017 to combine Siemens’ mobility division with Alstom’s transport business. Photo: Siemens.Poupart-Lafarge described the proposed nominations as a new step towards the creation of "a global champion in mobility".
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UK’s InterCity East Coast franchise to return to public ownership

Photo: Stephen Craven.On June 24, Virgin Trains East Coast's contract will end and the Department for Transport-owned operating company, London North Eastern Railway, will take over the running of services.
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Astaldi in negotiations with potential new partners

An Astaldi-led consortium constructed the driverless underground Line C of the Rome metro. Photo: Astaldi.Rail construction firm Astaldi has responded to press rumours with an announcement that it is in "advanced negotiations" with potential new partners.
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