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Victoria mulls Melbourne - Geelong high-speed options THE government of the Australian state of Victoria says it will provide $A 50m ($US 37.8m) in its upcoming 2018-19 budget for investigations into options for a high-speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong, with detailed planning work and technical investigations set to begin.
Rastatt disruption cost more than €2bn, says study THE losses incurred by rail freight operators, logistics companies and their customers as a result of the collapse of a new tunnel at Rastatt, Germany, and subsequent closure of the Rhine Valley Line in August 2017 amounted to more than €2bn, according to new study into the impact of the incident.
Slovenian Railways orders 26 multiple units from Stadler A €169m contract for 26 single and double-deck multiple units was signed in Ljubljana on April 17 by Slovenian Railways (SŽ) general director, Mr Dušan Mes, and Stadler Rail chairman, Mr Peter Spuhler.
Via Rail issues RFQ for Quebec - Windsor fleet renewal VIA Rail Canada issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) on April 16 for a contract to supply 32 new trains to replace the current fleet on its flagship Quebec City - Windsor corridor.
Fret SNCF to be spun off in French rail freight reform THE French prime minister, Mr Edouard Philippe announced during a visit to the Bonneuil-sur-Marne freight terminal in southern Paris on April 16 that French National Railways’ (SNCF) loss-making rail freight unit Fret SNCF will be recapitalised and spun off as a separate legal entity, albeit with SNCF retaining 100% of the capital.
TCDD orders more Velaro HS trains from Siemens TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has awarded a €340m contract to Siemens to supply 10 more Velaro high-speed trains and to maintain them for three years.
Finch West light rail contractor selected INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Mosaic Transit Group as preferred bidder for a contract to design, build, finance and maintain Toronto’s Finch West light rail line.
German concrete sleeper factory inaugurated RAIL.ONE has inaugurated a new concrete sleeper plant at Aschaffenburg in Bavaria, which will have capacity to supply up to 600,000 sleepers a year, primarily for customers in Germany.

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A financing agreement committing €116.9m in EU funding towards the deployment of ERTMS on the Paris - Lyon high-speed line was presented to French transport minister, Ms Elisabeth Borne, by…
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria says it will provide $A 50m ($US 37.8m) in its upcoming 2018-19 budget for investigations into options for a high-speed rail link…
SIEMENS presented the first Avenio M LRV for the Germany city of Ulm to the managing director of Stadtwerke Ulm (SWU), Mr André Dillmann, at a ceremony at the company’s…
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply and install communications-based train control (CBTC) equipment to modernise the existing analogue automatic train control system on Line…
BRUSSELS Transport Company (Stib) signed a framework contract with Bombardier on April 24 for up to 175 Flexity low-floor LRVs with an initial order for 60 vehicles worth €169m.
ALSTOM announced on April 24 that it has received a order from Ile-de-France Mobility and SNCF Transilien for 32 additional Citadis Dualis tram-trains.

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