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Construction and rolling stock contracts awarded for Réseau express métropolitain

Photo: SNC-Lavalin.With the arrangements in place, construction of the $6.3 billion rapid transit system is set to begin in April, 2018 - two years after the project was announced. 
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Contractors sought for South Wales Metro capital works

Renderings of Cardiff Central station show a light rail system which could be part of the South Wales Metro. Credit: Cardiff council.Transport for Wales has put out a tender for a £700 million framework for design, construction and maintenance services in Wales.
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Work underway on Tashkent metro expansion in Uzbekistan

A stock photo of the Tashkent metro from 2007. Photo: Elya.Uzbekistan Railways has issued an update on three projects to expand the Tashkent metro that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
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First train travels over new Northern line extension junction

Two new junctions which will connect the Northern line with an extension of the route out to Battersea Power Station have been completed.
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St Petersburg Metro chooses Škoda to supply new carriage stock

It is the first deal Škoda has reported since it announced its buyout by Amsterdam-based investment firm PPF Group.
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Qatar Rail appoints JV to run new Doha rail networks

Qatar Rail has awarded the RKH Qitarat joint venture a 20-year contract to operate and maintain the Doha metro and Lusail light rail networks.
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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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Consortium appointed to manage Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Silicon Valley extension

Consultants WSP USA and HNTB have been appointed by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to manage phase two of the Bay Area Rapid Transit extension to Silicon Valley. 
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New metro hopes to tackle growing traffic woes in Hyderabad

The prime minister of India Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first stretch of Hyderabad's new metro system.
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Take a look at the Sofia metro’s new trains

A consortium between Siemens and Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag has shown transport planners around the first of a new order of Sofia metro vehicles.
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Details of London Overground night services released

London Overground will begin operating night services between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction from December 15.
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