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May 2016

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Singapore LTA awards two contracts for TEL's Amber and Bedok south stations 03 May 2016 The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two civil contracts with a combined value of S$334m ($2490m) to build the Amber and Bedok South stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line...

CPB Contractors and CIMIC Group chosen for Stage 2 of Gold Coast light-rail project 03 May 2016 The GoldLinQ consortium has selected CIMIC Group and CPB Contractors to design and build Stage 2 of the Gold Coast light-rail project in Queensland,...

Siemens begins to delivery of BLS Cargo order 03 May 2016 Siemens has delivered the first two units from Swiss freight operator BLS Cargo's order for 15 multi-system Vectron MS...

April 2016

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Western Australia awards contract to Salini Impregilo and NRW joint venture 29 April 2016 The Western Australian (WA) Government has finalised negotiations to design, build and maintain the Forrestfield-Airport Link in...

Network Rail awards re-signalling and power supply contracts to Alstom and Amey 29 April 2016 UK infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £79m contract to Alstom for the final stage of a signalling system, which will control trains between Reading and...

NSW shortlists bidders for Newcastle light-rail project 29 April 2016 The Government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has shortlisted five organisations to tender for managing contractor of a Newcastle light-rail...

Bombardier to provide Mitrac propulsion system for Jakarta's new trainsets 28 April 2016 A consortium of Bombardier Transportation and its local consortium partner PT INKA has received a €66m contract to supply ten six-car electric multiple-units (EMUs) for the future Jakarta...

Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture selects HS2 design partners 28 April 2016 British and French joint venture Mott MacDonald and Systra has been selected as a design partner by Balfour Beatty and Vinci for the UK's High-Speed 2 (HS2) rail project....

European Commission approves investment for metro extension in Sofia, Bulgaria 28 April 2016 The European Commission (EC) has approved an investment of €368m from the European Regional Development Fund to support construction of Metro line 3 in Sofia,...

Fluor completes Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project in Denver, US 27 April 2016 A team led by engineering and construction firm Fluor has completed the University of Colorado's A Line of the Denver Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project in the...

Extension of Midland Metro to Birmingham to open next month 27 April 2016 West Midlands integrated transport authority Centro has announced that an extension of the Midland Metro will open next month, which will connect to Birmingham New Street...

CDPQ Infra unveils plans for $4.3bn driverless light-rail network in Montreal 27 April 2016 CDPQ Infra has unveiled plans to build a driverless light-rail rapid transit system in Montreal, which is said to be the third-longest in the...

Bombardier’s Innovia APM 300 APM system begins service at Munich Airport 26 April 2016 Bombardier Transportation's Innovia APM 300 automated people mover (APM) system is to begin service to increase passenger capacity at the Munich Airport in Germany....

Panama and Japan sign $2.6bn monorail deal 26 April 2016 The Republic of Panama has signed a $2.6bn agreement with the Government of Japan to fund construction of a new line at Panama Metro....

Systra consortium wins phase three contract for Cairo metro line 3 26 April 2016 A consortium led by French engineering and consulting group Systra has secured a €60m contract from Egypt's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to provide general consultancy services for...

Alstom introduces second TrainScanner at Oxley, UK 25 April 2016 Alstom has launched a second TrainScanner at Oxley depot, near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands,...

EIB grants €250m loan to modernise railways in Poland 25 April 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a loan of €250m to Poland's PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe to support the upgrade of the railway infrastructure in the...

Victoria awards $1.2bn level crossing removals contract 25 April 2016 The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) of Victoria has awarded a contract to an alliance for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project in Melbourne,...

Fuji Electric America acquires Canadian rail manufacturer SEMEC 22 April 2016 US-based Fuji Electric America has acquired a majority share of a Canadian rail manufacturer SEMEC Electro-Mecanique...

Knorr-Bremse to modernise SJ's X 2000 high-speed fleet 22 April 2016 Germany-based braking systems manufacturer Knorr-Bremse has secured a contract from Swedish State Railways (SJ) to modernise its X 2000 high-speed...

Philippines DOTC starts construction of Manila MRT-7 22 April 2016 President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III has launched the construction of Manila metro rail transit line 7 (MRT-7) in Quezon...