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Irish Rail to begin installation of advanced train protection system by end of the year

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has said it hopes to begin installing a new advanced train protection system on the network by the end of the year.
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British Steel launches nine international offices

The business - the former long products division of Tata Steel - had been stationing its account managers around the world under a transitional arrangement with Tata Steel since British Steel launched in June 2016.
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Class 707s enter service on Windsor routes

The first two Class 707s have entered passenger service on the Windsor routes - a few days before the franchise is handed over to First/MTR.
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Final Flirt arrives in Helsinki

Stadler has announced that it has completed the full delivery of 81 Flirts to the operator of Helsinki's metro in Finland.
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High-speed deal between Texas Central and Houston

The mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner and Texas Central have reached an agreement to collaborate on the economic development of the planned Texas Bullet Train.
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Manchester Metrolink: a world-class tram system

Figures recently released by the Department for Transport (DfT) indicate that England’s tram networks have reported their highest passenger numbers and vehicle miles since records began.
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Kazakhstan national railway signs agreement with Japanese logistics firm

Kazakhstan national railway company Temir Zholy has signed an agreement with Japanese logistics firm Nippon Express to strengthen cooperation.
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Stadler EC250s branded SMILE

The EC250 will join the likes of the fast and light regional Stadler FLIRT train, the Stadler TANGO light rail vehicle and the bilevel commuter Stadler KISS train. 
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LEO Express takes over Locomore service

Crowdfunded open access operator Locomore has been taken over by fellow open-access operator LEO Express.
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Balkan states agree to build Sofia-Skopje railway link

Bulgaria and Macedonia's respective transport ministers have signed a memorandum of understanding to open a railway link between Sofia and Skopje.
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Four international consortia interested in Athens metro expansion

Expressions of interest has been complete for the expansion of Athens' metro with four joint-ventures putting their names forward.
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