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    Study indicates $7bn cost to restore New York suburban link

    2019-10-14T13:29:00Z

    Photo: J M Calisi The Long Island Rail Road closed its Rockaway Beach Branch in 1962. USA: New York MTA released in early October a pre-feasibility study into a possible reopening of the former Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road in ...

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    Beijing Daxing airport opens with high speed rail and metro links

    2019-09-27T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: Two rail links to Beijing’s second international airport were opened for revenue services on September 26, the same day that commercial passenger flights began using Beijing Daxing Airport. This followed official inauguration of the airport by President Xi Jinping the previous day. ...

  • Composites Evolution, Bercella and Element Materials Technology have completed the development and testing of a composite wall-mounted cantilever support for train seats.
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    Composite train seat support saves weight

    2018-10-23T05:00:00Z

    COMPOSITE: Composites Evolution, Bercella and Element Materials Technology have completed the development and testing of a composite wall-mounted cantilever support for train seats. Using wall rather than floor-mounted supports improves access for cleaning and luggage storage, while the lightweight composite structure reduces traction energy needs and axleloads. The component was ...

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    High-capacity container wagons ordered for Poland – Russia route

    2018-08-07T10:46:35Z

    EUROPE: United Wagon Co has won an international tender to supply Polish company Laude Smart Intermodal with 200 flat wagons for transporting heavyweight containers on the 1 520 mm gauge corridor between Russia and Poland. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by the end of Q2 2019. The Type 13-6851-01 ...

  • President Trump is proposing to curtail federal funding for long-distance Amtrak services and end the TIGER and New Starts grants that have supported much urban rail investment in the USA over recent years.
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    Trump proposes dramatic cuts to Amtrak operations and capital project grants

    2017-03-17T17:08:00Z

    USA: In a blueprint for its proposed Financial Year 2018 budget, the Trump administration is planning to cut funding for the Department of Transportation to $16bn, a 13% reduction on that available for FY2017. Under the proposals, swinging cuts would be made both to passenger train and municipal transport ...

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    Comparing suburban rail best practice

    2016-11-15T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Catalunya regional operator FGC hosted the annual meeting of the International Suburban Rail Benchmarking Group on November 9-11. The event in Barcelona brought together 15 rail operators as part of an international project which aims to identify synergies and drive continuous improvement by providing a confidential environment where experts ...

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    Comparing suburban rail best practice

    2016-11-15T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Catalunya regional operator FGC hosted the annual meeting of the International Suburban Rail Benchmarking Group on November 9-11. The event in Barcelona brought together 15 rail operators as part of an international project which aims to identify synergies and drive continuous improvement by providing a confidential environment where experts ...