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    Favourable opinion on Firenze high speed tunnel

    2019-11-22T12:49:00Z

    The tunnel will significantly reduce travel times by avoiding the need for trains to reverse at the existing Santa Maria Novella terminus. ITALY: A cost:benefit analysis has come out in favour of continuing with the project to build 7 km twin-bore high speed rail tunnel and ...

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    Siemens rolls out new Turkish Velaro

    2019-11-22T12:28:00Z

    TURKEY: Siemens has unveiled the first of 12 Velaro high speed trainsets ordered by Turkish national operator TCDD Taşımacılık at the supplier’s Düsseldorf plant on November 13. Due to arrive in Ankara by the end of November, the train is expected to enter passenger service in ...

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    Putin inaugurates Moscow Central Diameters

    2019-11-22T12:07:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first RER-style routes linking existing radial rail routes into Moscow were inaugurated on November 21. The opening ceremony for the first two so-called Moscow Central Diameters was attended by President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Transport Yevgeny Dietrich, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Governor of Moscow Oblast ...

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    Praha ETCS programme launched

    2019-11-22T12:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: A programme to install ETCS Level 2 on routes around Praha was launched by infrastructure manager SŽDC and signalling contractor AŽD Praha on November 5. The project is costed at KC327·7m, with 42% to be funded from European Union sources. The project is ...

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    Greater Anglia rolls out disabled-led accessibility training

    2019-11-22T12:00:00Z

    UK: All 2 500 of Greater Anglia’s frontline staff are to receive accessibility awareness training delivered by a team of trainers who have disabilities themselves. The team was put together by consultant Sarah Rennie, who said the trainers would ‘bring a level of lived experience into ...

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    Sydney metro second phase E&M contract awarded

    2019-11-22T11:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has exercised an option on the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium’s Operations, Trains Systems concession to cover the line’s second phase. In 2014 the consortium of MTR Corp, John Holland, CPB Contractors, UGL Rail and Plenary Group was awarded a PPP concession ...

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    New ERFA President calls for a ‘truly European and competitive’ freight market

    2019-11-22T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: BLS Cargo CEO Dirk Stahl was elected as President of the European Rail Freight Association at its board meeting on November 20. Maciej Gladyga, director of Poland’s Land Transport Chamber of Commerce, was elected as Vice-President of the organisation which represents new entrants to the freight ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-11-22T05:00:00Z

    Stadler ’s directors have recommended former Swiss transport minister Doris Leuthard for election to the board at the AGM to be held on April 30 2020. ‘Thanks to her proven specialist expertise in matters relating to traffic and infrastructure, as well as her political experience as a ...

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    Business Travel Association sets out investment priorities

    2019-11-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Business Travel Association has published a pre-election wish-list of its long-term infrastructure investment priorities. For the rail sector, this includes delivering High Speed 2 ‘as currently planned with no reductions in rail links or service provision’, Northern Powerhouse Rail ‘to improve connectivity across the ...

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    Texas Central selects railway systems supply partner

    2019-11-21T17:37:00Z

    RENFE is acting as shadow operator of the planned Texas Central high speed line in the USA USA: Dallas – Houston high speed railway promoter Texas Central reached an Early Contractor Involvement agreement with Mass Electric Construction Co on November 23. Under the agreement, the ...

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    Africa’s first high speed line covers its costs

    2019-11-21T15:37:00Z

    MOROCCO: Speaking at a press conference on November 20, Moroccan National Railways Director General Mohamed Rabie Khlie told media representatives that the high speed Al Boraq service launched by King Mohamed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron on November 15 2018 had carried 2·5 million passengers in ...

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    Federal funds to boost Queensland projects

    2019-11-21T15:02:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The federal government has committed to increase funding for several railway projects in Queensland, as part of an A$3·8bn package of infrastructure spending announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on November 21. Described by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk as a ‘huge win’, the announcement followed ...

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    Urban transport news in brief

    2019-11-21T11:41:00Z

    Uraltransmash is testing a prototype 71-411 tram on the metre-gauge network in Yevpatoria . Series production could begin in 2020. A 4·8 km metro line with three stations opened in Wuhan on November 6. This would eventually form the southern end of Line 8, whose ...

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    Danish parliament approves Vestfyn fast line

    2019-11-21T10:51:00Z

    DENMARK: A law granting the Minister of Transport legal powers to build a 35 km line suitable for 250 km/h operation between Odense Vest and Kauslunde on the island of Fyn was approved by parliament on November 21. The double-track electrified Vestfyn line would be 4 ...

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    South Korean consortium to build third Panamá City metro line

    2019-11-21T10:35:00Z

    PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has selected a South Korean consortium as preferred bidder to carry out civil works on the capital’s third metro line. The HPH joint venture of Hyundai Engineering Construction Co, POSCO and Hyundai Engineering Co has been chosen for the 54-month ...

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    Egis selected to study third Warszawa metro line

    2019-11-21T10:06:00Z

    POLAND: Metro Warszawskie has selected a preferred bidder to undertake technical studies for a planned third metro line in the capital, the metro authority announced on November 19. Initial results are due to be published three months after contract signature, which is itself expected after the statutory ...

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    Modertrans to supply 30 trams to Łódź

    2019-11-21T10:00:00Z

    POLAND: Modertrans is to supply 30 low-floor trams to operate on the metre-gauge network in Łódź. Deliveries under the 268m złoty contract are due by the end of September 2022. The Poznań-based supplied beat bids from Stadler, Pesa and Bozankaya. The rolling stock has been ...

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    Maine acquisition as CP looks coast-to-coast again

    2019-11-21T09:59:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Canadian Pacific has agreed to acquire the Central Maine Quebec Railway from Fortress Transportation Infrastructure Investors LLC, the two companies announced on November 20. CMQ operates a 774 km network in Québec and Maine, largely comprising the former Canadian Atlantic Railway ...

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    Paks opts for Solaris buses

    2019-11-21T08:30:00Z

    HUNGARY: Solaris Bus Coach is to supply 10 battery electric buses to Paks, the Polish manufacturer announced on November 19. The vehicles and five chargers are due to be delivered within 11 months of signing the €4·7m contract. Six of the buses would ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-11-21T05:00:00Z

    The Freight Transport Association has called on the government to secure the future of High Speed 2 and reassure businesses of its commitment to infrastructure investment. ‘FTA and its members are excited about the prospect of HS2 and what it can deliver for the logistics industry. ...