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  • Egypt ENR train with GE Wabtec loco
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    Egypt – Sudan railway preliminary studies completed

    2022-03-01T05:30:00Z

    AFRICA: Preliminary studies for the construction of a passenger and freight railway between Egypt and Sudan have been completed, Egypt’s Ministry of Transport has announced. The first phase of the proposed line would run for 285 km from Aswan to Abu Simbel in Egypt, with the ...

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    Chinese awarded PNR Bicol construction contract

    2022-01-20T11:30:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: A consortium of Chinese companies has been awarded a 142bn pesos contract to build the first 380 km of the so-called PNR Bicol line, replacing Philippines National Railway’s moribund Main Line South.

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    Tanzania – Burundi rail link agreement

    2022-01-18T11:47:00Z

    AFRICA: Plans to build a rail link between Tanzania and Burundi are expected to move forward following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two governments on January 16. The 282 km route would diverge from the Tabora – Kigoma branch of Tanzania’s embryonic ...

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    Contract let as Kosovan route modernisation programme progresses

    2022-01-05T06:00:00Z

    KOSOVO: Infrastructure manager Infrakos has awarded Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie a contract to modernise the central section of its north-south main line between Fushë Kosovë and Mitrovicë.

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    President opens Dakar TER at last

    2021-12-28T13:02:00Z

    SENEGAL: The first phase of the Dakar TER project was finally inaugurated by President Macky Sall on December 27 with a ceremony at Damniadio. 

  • CP has a fleet of 10 six-car Alfa Pendular tilting trainsets that were supplied by a consortium led by Fiat Ferroviaria in 1999-2000.
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    Cross-border high speed corridor proposed in northern Portugal

    2021-10-12T06:12:00Z

    PORTUGAL: As part of the work feeding into the country’s upcoming National Railway Plan, the Vale d’Ouro Association has put forward proposals for a new line through the Trás-os-Montes region to link Porto with Zamora in Spain.

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    Brightline fleet expansion begins as Orlando extension nears completion

    2021-09-30T14:13:00Z

    USA: The first of the additional Venture trainsets which Siemens Mobility is building for the second phase of Brightline’s Miami – Orlando inter-city service was unveiled at the manufacturer’s Sacramento plant on September 28.

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    President Bolsonaro launches FICO construction

    2021-09-29T14:39:00Z

    BRAZIL: A ceremony marking the formal start of construction of the Ferrovia de Integraçao Centro-Oeste has been held at Mara Rosa in Goiás state.

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    Crossrail 2 and major infrastructure investment still required on South West Main Line despite Covid-19 effect, warns Network Rail

    2021-08-05T11:17:00Z

    UK: A report issued by Network Rail indicates that the expected drop in commuter and business travel caused by Covid-19 will not be sufficient to remove the need for major infrastructure investment on the South West Main Line serving London Waterloo, including potential resumption of work on Crossrail 2.

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    Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System corridor approved

    2021-01-18T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: The government of the state of Haryana has approved the 103 km Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail corridor, along with a contribution of Rs47bn towards the estimated Rs216bn cost of the project. The National Capital Territory government is now considering the ...

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    Mota-Engil to build Niger – Nigeria link

    2021-01-14T10:59:00Z

    AFRICA: Construction of a long-planned rail link to landlocked Niger is set to go ahead, after Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding with Portuguese company Mota-Engil to build a cross-border rail link from northern Nigeria.

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    State budget backs Melbourne ring line

    2020-11-18T14:09:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Prequalification will start by the end of 2020 for work on Melbourne’s orbital Suburban Rail Loop, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews announced on November 16. The 90 km underground line will run from Cheltenham in the south to Werribee in the west via the northern ...

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    Suburban investment increased in 2021 Spanish rail budget

    2020-11-02T13:41:00Z

    SPAIN: A 36% increase in investment for the national rail network has been put forward in the draft budget proposals for 2021 presented by Minister for Transport, Mobility & Urban Planning José Luis Ábalos on October 29.