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CHENNAI opened extensions to both of its two operational metro lines on May 25, when Tamil Nadu chief minister, Mr Edappadi Palaniswami, and India’s minister of housing and urban affairs,…
FRENCH prime minister Mr Édouard Philippe confirmed at a press conference at the Hôtel de Matignon in Paris on May 25 that the state will take on €35bn of French…
NEW YORK City Transit (NYCT) president Mr Andy Byford unveiled plans for the modernisation of the city’s bus and subway networks on May 23, bringing forward major improvements to signalling…
SKYRAIL Bahia, a consortium of Build Your Dreams and Metrorail, has been selected for a Reais 1.53bn PPP ($US 420m) contract to construct and operate a 19.9km monorail line in…
THE first CAF Oaris high-speed train for Oslo airport express operator Flytoget has arrived at the VUZ Velim test centre in the Czech Republic for dynamic testing.
ETIHAD Rail has awarded a project management consultancy contract to Egis, France, to assist with the expansion of the existing 264km line linking Ruwais and Habshan on the Persian Gulf…
NIPPON Signal, Japan, has awarded Thales a sub-contract to install ETCS Level 1 on rolling stock and the two sections of the Red Line commuter rail line in Bangkok which…
CHINA Railways Corporation (CRC) achieved a 53% increase in pre-tax profit to Yuan 60.8bn ($US 9.5bn) in 2017 compared with 2016, while the profit after tax soared by 69% to…
EUROPEAN railway infrastructure managers formalised a joint response to last summer’s Rastatt incident on May 16, when the International Contingency Management Handbook was unanimously approved at the Rail Net Europe…
THE president of the Sicilian Region, Mr Sebastiano Musumeci, signed a €1.6bn contract with Mr Orazio Iacono, managing director of Trenitalia, covering the operation of passenger services on the Italian…
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