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Israel Railways to equip network with GSM-R ISRAEL Railways has invited bids by November 11 for a five-year contract, extendable up to 10 years, to design, install and maintain a GSM-R telecommunications system on its 800km network.
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CHENGDU Railway Corporation has awarded two contracts worth a total of €64m to Alstom, its joint venture partner Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (Satee), and Casco, China, to supply traction equipment for 200 metro cars...
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DUTCH rail infrastructure manager Prorail plans to start trials with automatic train operation (ATO) in 2018 on the Betuweroute freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the German border near Emmerich. Prorail chose this line...
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THREE people were killed and more than 70 injured when an Amtrak Cascades train derailed on December 18 while traversing a curve leading onto a bridge over Interstate 5 highway southwest of Tacoma, Washington state,...
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THE board of Belgium’s infrastructure manger Infrabel has approved additional investment of €1.15bn for the period 2018-2031 on top of the €4.3bn in the 2017-2020 plan which will enable the Brussels RER project and some...
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BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a contract to Siemens Rail Automation to start the installation of European Train Control System (ETCS) cab signalling on Britain’s freight locomotive fleet.NR says the first stage...
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ITALY’s infrastructure manager Italian Rail Network (RFI) has awarded a €186m contract for track-doubling and infrastructure modernisation on a 38km section of the Palermo - Catania main line in Sicily. The contract for the Bicocca -...
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EGYPT National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise the signalling and telecommunications system used on the 180km Asyut - Nagh Hammadi line on the north-south Alexandria - Cairo - Aswan rail corridor. The...
The new Dutch government, which was due to take office by the end of last month, is expected to make a final decision on the roll out of the ERTMS in the Netherlands in March...
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NETWORK Rail’s £6.5bn Thameslink project to upgrade the north-south route through London has moved a step nearer completion with the installation of new track and signalling between London Bridge and Blackfriars which will allow this...
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THE £760m project to install automatic train control on London Underground’s (LU) sub-surface lines, representing about 40% of the total network, has reached a milestone, with multiple test trains running under the control of the...

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