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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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Japan’s entry into Britain’s rail franchising

Mitsui and the East Japan Railway Company arrive on the UK franchise scene with different backgrounds but both hope to carve out a reputation on one of the world's busiest railways.
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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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New Bombardier trainsets enter passenger service in South-East Queensland

The Bombardier-led Qtectic consortium has delivered the first three new trains for South-East Queensland, Australia.
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Moscow’s new ring

The metros in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Seoul are the only ones that carry more passengers than Moscow’s Metro which, with a daily ridership of 6.7 million, is the busiest mass transit system in Europe. This is more than twice the number carried by London Underground, which has 270 stations compared with the Moscow […]
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Uzbekistan launches new railway line

Authorities in Uzbekistan have commissioned the country's new Bukhara-Miskin railway.
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Hyundai Rotem signs €720m rolling stock deal with Iran

Iran has agreed a 929.3 billion won (∼€720 million) contract for the supply of 450 Hyundai Rotem train units.
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These are the 10 least used railway stations in Great Britain

The Office of Rail and Road has released statistics on Great Britain's most and least used railway stations for 2016-2017.
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