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Delhi metro Pink Line inaugurated DELHI’s metro network reached 252km on March 14, when the initial 21.6km section of the Pink Line from Majlis Park to Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus was inaugurated in the presence of Delhi chief minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal and India’s housing and urban affairs minister Mr Hardeep Singh Puri.
ONCF prepares for launch of high-speed services IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) says it is on course to open Africa’s first high-speed line in the third quarter of this year.
First Trans-Pennine Express Mk 5A coaches head to Velim THE first of 13 five-car rakes of Mark 5A coaches, which CAF is building for British franchisee Trans-Pennine Express (TPE), is on its way from Spain to the Velim test track in the Czech Republic.
Vivarail D-Train to be tested in US cities RAILROAD Development Corporation (RDC) has developed plans to take a Vivarail D-Train from Britain to the United States to demonstrate how the rebuilt former London Underground (LU) trains could provide a low-cost rolling stock option for new passenger services.
Israel Railways and Siemens sign EMU contract ISRAEL Railways (IR) and Siemens signed a contract worth more than $US 1bn on March 7 for the delivery of 60 Desiro HC regional EMUs over the next 10 years.
St Petersburg fast tram line opens PASSENGER services began operating on the first section of a new fast tram network serving the Krasnogvardeyskiy district of St Petersburg on March 7.
Angola - DRC rail link restored after 34 years AFTER a 34-year hiatus, rail traffic between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola’s Benguela Railway resumed on March 5 when a manganese train crossed the border between Dilolo and Luau bound for the Angolan port of Lobito.
Governments commit to second Sydney airport rail link THE Australian government and the state of New South Wales have committed to construct a heavy rail link to the planned second Sydney airport at Badgery’s Creek.

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