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Construction begins on Detroit's M-1 light rail project
29 July 2014 Construction has started on the $140m M-1 light rail project in Detroit, US, which is also known as the Woodward Avenue...

Chicago Transit to rebid $2bn rail car procurement project
29 July 2014 The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Federation of Labour (CFL), has launched the 'Build Chicago' partnership to rebid a $2bn project to add 846 new 7,000-series...

MBTA to equip commuter rail lines with new Wi-Fi system
28 July 2014 The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the US has signed a new licence agreement with inMOTION Wireless to install a new Wi-Fi system on its commuter rail line...

US DoT opens Phase I of Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
28 July 2014 The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has opened Phase I of the $3.14bn Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, which is also known as Silver...

Morocco’s ONCF selects Thales consortium for GSM-R
28 July 2014 Morocco's national railway operator Office National des Chemins de Fer has selected a Thales consortium to modernise telecommunications on the country's rail...

Indra to equip Spain's high-speed rail lines with signalling technology
25 July 2014 IT firm Indra, part of the Adif consortium, has secured a €35m contract to install control, security and signalling technology on high-speed rail lines between Valladolid and Leon, and Venta...

Alstom receives operational approval for new Coradia Lint regional trains in Germany
25 July 2014 The German Federal Railway Office (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt) has granted operational approval for Alstom’s 91 new Coradia Lint diesel multiple units (DMU), which are expected to begin...

Ansaldo STS-led consortium to deploy electromechanical systems on Indian metro
25 July 2014 A consortium led by Ansaldo STS has secured a €78m turnkey contract to construct a new metro system in Navi Mumbai,...

Alstom delivers signalling system for Spain's Málaga Metro
24 July 2014 Alstom has delivered a new signalling system to be equipped on the Málaga Metro in Spain, under a €15.4m contract that was awarded in...

US DoT proposed new measures for safe rail transportation of flammable materials
24 July 2014 The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has announced its comprehensive proposed rulemaking to improve the safe transport of large quantities of flammable materials by...

Singapore’s LTA receives first new trains for Circle Line and North East Line
24 July 2014 Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has taken delivery of the first new metro trains for the Circle Line (CCL) and the North East Line (NEL), which aim to reduce congestion and...

Crossrail manufactures final concrete segment for eastern twin tunnels
23 July 2014 Crossrail has manufactured the last of its 250,000 concrete segments, which will be used to line the 12km-long eastern twin tunnels connecting east London and...

RAD to equip Sao Paulo Monorail route with communication systems
23 July 2014 Israel-based communications provider RAD is to offer a wireless communications solution for the São Paulo Monorail project in...

Alstom and Eversholt Rail agree to extend DC motor work
23 July 2014 French train maker Alstom and UK-based rolling stock operator Eversholt Rail Group have agreed to extend a TM2141 DC motor contract by an additional two...

Queensland's Gold Coast light rail system begins passenger services
22 July 2014 Australia's Queensland Government has started passenger services on the Gold Coast new light rail...

Hitachi Rail Europe launches new AT200 commuter train
22 July 2014 Hitachi Rail Europe has launched a newly developed AT200 commuter train, which aims to improve the travelling experience for future...

Abellio Greater Anglia unveils new rail services between Cambridge and Stansted
22 July 2014 UK train operator Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) has unveiled new rail services between Cambridge and Stansted Airport, in a bid to offer better travelling options for...

Mitsubishi to supply APM systems to Orlando Airport
21 July 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sumitomo Corporation has secured a contract to design, build, operate and maintain three separate automated people mover (APM) systems from the Greater...

UK TfL to award £1.4bn contract to MTR to operate Crossrail services
21 July 2014 The UK Transport for London (TfL) is set to award an eight-year, £1.4bn contract to MTR Corporation (MTR) to serve as a key partner in delivering the new Crossrail...

Network Rail plans £12.5m development at Euston station
21 July 2014 UK Network Rail is planning to invest £12.5m in the development of London's Euston station, which will provide passengers with additional food and beverage...

The Queen officially opens Reading station
18 July 2014 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has officially opened Reading's renovated railway station in Berkshire,...