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Newag to supply trains for Polish suburban light rail line
29 August 2014 Polish train manufacturer Newag has signed a contract with Warsaw Commuter Rail (WKD) to supply six new electric multiple units, which will operate on the Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa suburban...

Indian Government approves permit of 100% FDI in railways
29 August 2014 The Indian Government has notified the permit of 100% foreign direct invest (FDI) in railways, in a bid to boost the sector's infrastructure in the...

New York MTA announces safety recommendations for Metro-North Railroad
29 August 2014 New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) blue ribbon panel of transportation experts has announced the final recommendations for rail safety on three railroad operations in the...

Network Rail completes infrastructure upgrade on Swindon and Kemble line
28 August 2014 UK operator Network Rail has completed the £45m infrastructure upgrade project on the railway line between Swindon and...

China plans to construct undersea railway tunnel to connect provincial capitals
28 August 2014 China is reportedly planning to construct an undersea railway tunnel to operate high-speed bullet trains, in a bid to connect Beijing with all of the provincial capitals in the...

China Railway to upgrade Saudi Railways' freight line in Riyadh
28 August 2014 Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) has signed a $32.8m contract with a subsidiary of China Railway Construction for the renewal of a 78.4km freight line between Dammam and...

Network Rail reopens West Coast main line
27 August 2014 UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has reopened the West Coast main line, following the completion of the third successive weekend of upgrade work at...

Minneapolis Metro Blue Line Extension in US obtains federal approval
27 August 2014 The Metropolitan Council in Minnesota has secured federal approval from US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to begin designing the Metro Blue Line Extension in the north-west of...

Hungarian Railways to operate new luxury train service to Iran
27 August 2014 Hungarian Railways will launch a new luxury Budapest-Tehran train service on 15 October, known as the Golden Eagle-Danube...

Oman Railway floats tender for Sohar-Buraimi rail project
26 August 2014 Oman Railway Company (ORC) has launched the pre-qualification tender for the implementation of 207km-long Sohar-Buraimi project, which is the first segment of Oman's national rail...

US DoT to minimise risk of shipping hazardous materials through short-line rail
26 August 2014 The US Department of Transportation's (DoT) Federal Railroad Administration has announced $350,000 in grants to help mitigate risk associated with shipping hazardous materials by...

California suspends train services as earthquake hits Napa
26 August 2014 Train services on the Amtrak's Capitol Corridor route have been temporarily suspended after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit southern Napa County in California, US, on 24...

Sexual offences rise by 20% on UK railways
22 August 2014 The British Transport Police (BTP) has reported that the number of sexual offences on the UK's rail network has increased by more than 20%, when compared with the previous...

Costain Skanska JV excavates Crossrail tunnels at Paddington Station
22 August 2014 The Costain Skanska joint venture (JV) has excavated new Crossrail tunnels at Paddington Station in London, UK, as part of the construction of the new...

LU awards Northern line extension contract to Ferrovial
22 August 2014 London Underground (LU) has awarded a £500m design and build contract for the Northern line extension to Ferrovial Agroman Laing...

Bombardier secures order for ten TRAXX DC locomotives
22 August 2014 Rail technology provider Bombardier Transportation has secured a €33m contract from Akiem for ten TRAXX DC...

Canada's TSB records rise in rail accidents involving dangerous goods during 2013
21 August 2014 Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) recorded 1,067 rail accidents in 2013, marking a 4% increase from 1,027 incidents in...

US DoT offers $1.28bn fund for Phase II Metrorail Silver Line extension
21 August 2014 The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has provided a $1.28bn loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for Phase II of the Metrorail Silver Line...

Alstom and Transmashholding JV launches new low-floor tramway in Moscow
21 August 2014 A new low-floor tramway has been launched in Moscow, Russia, by TramRus, a joint venture between rail manufacturers Alstom and...

Hong Kong's MTR to upgrade Hung Hom Station
20 August 2014 Hong Kong's metro operator MTR is set to carry out improvements at Hung Hom Station, under the Shatin to Central Link (SCL)...

MHI receives São Paulo Metro Line 6 turnkey contract
20 August 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received the São Paulo Metro Line 6 turnkey contract from the Concessionária Move São Paulo in Brazil, which is in charge of the construction and operation...


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