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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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Bombardier signs £105m Aventra deal with c2c

Bombardier has announced a contract worth £105 million with Porterbrook and train operator c2c for the supply of 60 Aventras.
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East West Railway Company launched to restore Oxford-Cambridge rail link

The restoration of a railway between two of the UK's academic powerhouses is a step closer.
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Three bidders shortlisted for €1.7bn Chicago rail project

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has shortlisted three qualified builders to submit proposals for a $2.1 billion rail project.
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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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Dublin opens new 5.9km light rail extension

The Luas Cross City line features 13 new stops and extends the Green line to the Red line. 
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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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Vivarail to open production site for ex-Tube stock in UK

Rolling stock manufacturer Vivarail has announced it will spent up to £100,000 opening a production site in County Durham, UK.
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Istanbul metro awards Hyundai Rotem €122m vehicle contract

South Korean rolling stock manufacturer Hyundai Rotem has secured a 156.5 billion won order to build 120 electric vehicles for the Istanbul metro. 
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New York’s MTA reveals subway car prototype

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York has unveiled a prototype of its newest class of subway cars, the R211.
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