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ISRAEL’s Committee for National Infrastructure has approved a plan by Israel Railways to quadruple the 85km Tel Aviv - Haifa main line and increase the maximum speed to 250km/h.
NORWAY’s Railway Directorate has issued tender documents to prequalified bidders for a concession to operate passenger services over a large area of central and northern Norway.
THE 28km freight-only line linking Bad Bentheim and Neuenhaus will have its passenger service reintroduced in December, 44 years after they were withdrawn by German Federal Railways, following an agreement…
FINLAND’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has selected a route from Rovaniemi via Sodankyla to Kirkenes in northeastern Norway for further study. The 450km railway would cost around €2.9bn to…
THE Serbian and Croatian governments signed a memorandum of cooperation in Belgrade on March 9 to jointly reconstruct the 412km Belgrade - Zagreb main line.
THE transport minister of Rwanda, Mr Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye and his Tanzanian counterpart, Mr Makame Mbarawa, agreed on March 9 to electrify the planned 407km standard-gauge line linking Isaka…
THE Australian government will provide $A 20m ($US 15.6) in funding to conduct studies for three proposals to improve rail connections in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane areas.
THE Portuguese prime minister Mr António Costa, the Spanish premier Mr Mariano Rajoy, and the European Union’s (EU) transport commissioner, Mrs Violeta Bulc, attended a ceremony in Elvas on March…
THE New South Wales (NSW) government has announced that work on upgrading Sydney’s iconic Central station and landmark Central Walk will begin immediately following the award of a $A 955m…
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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