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Final Buenos Aires private passenger concessionaire to lose contract THE Argentine government has announced that it will not renew the contract held by operator Ferrovías for the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter line from Retiro Belgrano station to Villa Rosa despite Ferrovías’ application for a contract extension.
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METRO Trains Melbourne (MTM) has awarded Bombardier a 10-year $A 77m ($US 60m) contract to maintain signalling infrastructure in the city’s 9km Metro Tunnel. The deal represents Bombardier’s first long-term signalling mainteance contract in Australia, and...
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THE governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo Mr Márcio França announced on April 17 that work will resume shortly on the 4.5km extension of Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) Line 9 (Emerald Line)...
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THE government of Ile-de-France has appointed a committee of experts to evaluate the feasibility of offering public transport services free-of-charge in the area around Paris. The 10-member committee will be led by Mr Jacques Rapoport, former...
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TURKEY’s president Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, Mr Binali Yildirim, and transport and communications minister Mr Ahmet Arslan attended the inauguration of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban line on April 12. The Lira 1.23bn ($US 210m) project...
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CRRC Tangshan has released images of bodyshells for new double-deck coaches for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) undergoing tests at its plant in China’s Hebei province. The stainless steel bodyshells have undergone static strength testing to...
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THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded California’s Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (Smart) a $US 22.5m grant to help fund the extension of its Santa Rosa - San Rafael commuter rail line...
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ITALFERR, a subsidiary of Italian State Railways (FS), has been appointed under a €41m contract by the G&S consortium as main designer for the project to upgrade the 37km Sarmiento line in the Argentine capital...
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INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualification (RFQ) to design-build, finance, operate and maintain the GO Rail expansion project, a key element of the region’s $C 21.3bn ($US 16.6bn) Go Expansion...
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ALSTOM has announced orders for 25 140km/h two-car Coradia Lint regional DMUs with operators in southern Germany in deals worth a combined €116m.   DB Regio Bayern is ordering 20 trains for €93m which will be deployed...
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PAULISTA Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) is set to open São Paulo suburban Line 13 (Jade) on March 31, which will provide a direct rail link to Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil’s busiest, for the first time. The...

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