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BEIJING Metro opened its first maglev and light rail lines along with its first fully automated driverless metro line on December 30.
CATERPILLAR subsidiary Progress Rail has acquired Italian signalling company ECM for an undisclosed sum. The transaction was officially completed on January 2 and ECM will become part of Progress Rail’s…
GERMAN Rail (DB) has received planning approval from the German Rail Authority (EBA) to close and relocate Hamburg Altona terminus station, which is located west of the city centre, to…
US Department of Transportation (USDOT) secretary Ms Elaine Chao has sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, inter-city and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and…
ALSTOM confirmed on January 3 that it has successfully concluded a three-year period of self-reporting obligations with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) following a global corruption scheme that was…
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has signed a contract with Bombardier for an additional 54 Twindexx Vario double-deck coaches, taking the operator’s fleet to 512.
THE US Federal government has denied that any agreement was in place to help fund the $US 20bn Gateway programme to increase capacity on the Northeast Corridor.
PLANS for Santiago Metro’s future Line 7, announced in May 2017, were modified in December to relieve congestion on the parallel Line 1 more effectively and to better serve the…
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) completed electrification of the Great Western Main Line (GWML) between Maidenhead and Didcot on December 27, enabling the start of electric services on January…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) CEO Mr Roger van Boxtel says NS will once again bid for Dutch regional concessions following improvements in performance and a successful period of “cleaning up” following…
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