Rural campaigners ‘anticipate HS2 announcement’

Ahead of the announcement on High Speed 2 (HS2) expected soon the Campaign to Protect Rural England is ‘urging the Government to demonstrate they have really listened to consultation responses, including from communities that would be directly af...
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Ansaldo STS awarded signalling contract for new high speed rail line in France

Ansaldo STS has been awarded a contract to provide signalling systems and services on the new high speed rail line connecting Tours and Bordeaux (South West of France) by INEO (GDF SUEZ Group) and INEXIA (Systra Group). The value of the contract i...
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Skanska to build railway extension in Argentina

Skanska has been awarded a contract to build a railway extension from the province of Neuquén to the Port of Bahía Blanca, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The contract is a joint venture with local companies Chediack and Milicic. The total amoun...
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BBC’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ visits Swanage Railway

Rebuilt by volunteers after being closed and demolished by British Rail back in 1972 – with part of it nearly flattened for a bypass – the award-winning Swanage Railway is to feature in Michael Portillo’s popular ‘Great British Railway ...
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BBC’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ visits Swanage Railway

Rebuilt by volunteers after being closed and demolished by British Rail back in 1972 – with part of it nearly flattened for a bypass – the award-winning Swanage Railway is to feature in Michael Portillo’s popular ‘Great British Railway ...
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Rail Forum members give ‘cautious welcome’ to High Speed 2 plans

Members of the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum have given a ‘cautious welcome’ to the Government’s plans for a new High Speed route from London to Birmingham and beyond. The survey which took place at the end of 2011 saw over 90% of DDRF ...
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Rail Forum members give ‘cautious welcome’ to High Speed 2 plans

Members of the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum have given a ‘cautious welcome’ to the Government’s plans for a new High Speed route from London to Birmingham and beyond. The survey which took place at the end of 2011 saw over 90% of DDRF ...
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Skanska to build Bay Area Rapid Transit system extension

Skanska has signed a design-build contract to construct a 16 kilometer extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. Skanska is leading a joint venture with Shimmick Construction and Herzog Contracting Corporation. Skanska has a 45 percent sha...
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Direct Rail Services launch trial for Sellafield Special

Starting on Monday 9 January 2012, Direct Rail Services Ltd (DRS) will be running a six week trial train service for the Sellafield workforce, starting at Carlisle. The train will be made up of three reserved carriages for Sellafield workforce and one ...
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FTA issues approval for Crenshaw/LAX light rail project

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail project based on Metro’s Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) in compliance with the National Environmental Polic...
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Balfour Beatty to reconstruct bridges in GN/GE upgrade scheme

Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering (BBRCE) has been awarded a £9 million contract for works on the GN/GE Upgrade Scheme Packages B and C by Network Rail. The design and construct contract requires the reconstruction of 18 overbridges on the GN/...
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Balfour Beatty to reconstruct bridges in GN/GE upgrade scheme

Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering (BBRCE) has been awarded a £9 million contract for works on the GN/GE Upgrade Scheme Packages B and C by Network Rail. The design and construct contract requires the reconstruction of 18 overbridges on the GN/...
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