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Deals this week: Land Transport Authority (LTA), Getzner Werkstoffe, and First Transit 29 July 2016 Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore and Mastercard have partnered to launch a trial for a new account-based ticketing system by the end of this...

Thales and Engie win €225m rail systems contract for Senegalese rail line 29 July 2016 Thales and Engie have received a contract worth €225m from the Senegalese Agency for investment promotion and public works under the office of President of Senegal (APIX) to build rail systems...

Jacobs Engineering receives contract from Network Rail in UK 29 July 2016 US architecture firm Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a contract from Network Rail (NR) in the UK to improve links from the Great Western main line to London Heathrow...

Edinburgh Trams increases service frequency 28 July 2016 Edinburgh Trams in Scotland has increased the frequency of its services to every five minutes during the morning and evening rush...

Strukton secures ATB Vv train protection system installation contract from Prorail 28 July 2016 Strukton Systems has secured a contract from infrastructure manager Prorail to install the ATB Vv train protection system on the Brabant Route from Rotterdam to Venlo and the A2 corridor...

US FTA issues new transit asset management rule 28 July 2016 The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a final rule, which mandates management of transportation assets such as vehicles, facilities, equipment,...

EC orders Spain to recover incompatible train test centre aid from ADIF 27 July 2016 The European Commission (EC) has ordered the government of Spain to recover aid granted to the state-owned railway operator Administrador de Infraestructura ferroviaria (ADIF) for the...

Chiltern Railways launches station-to-train Wi-Fi service 27 July 2016 Chiltern Railways has launched a new Wi-Fi service, which will allow passengers to move between stations and on-train networks without losing internet...

Fluor-led team opens new commuter rail B Line for Denver Eagle P3 project in US 27 July 2016 A team led by US-based engineering and construction firm Fluor has completed and opened the first phase of the 41-mile B Line of the Denver Eagle Public-Private Partnership (P3) Commuter Rail...

Network Rail completes Liverpool’s Moorfields station platform two upgrade 26 July 2016 UK rail transport company Network Rail (NR) has completed the renovation and upgrade of platform two at Liverpool’s Moorfields station as part of its £12m...

LTA and Mastercard to pilot new ticketing system in Singapore 26 July 2016 Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Mastercard have agreed to pilot a new ticketing system by the end of this...

Vivarail to lease Class 230 three-car train to WMCA 26 July 2016 UK-based Vivarail has signed an agreement to lease its prototype Class 230 three-car train to a consortium led by the West Midlands Combined Authority...

Singapore to begin work on metro stations and East Coast integrated depot 25 July 2016 Singapore is set to begin work on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) East Coast stretch, Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e), and the East Coast Integrated...

Getzner to continue to supply vibration mitigation materials for Phase II of IEP 25 July 2016 Getzner Werkstoffe has been selected by Hitachi to continue a supply of vibration mitigation materials for floating floors in Phase II of the UK Department for Transport’s (DfT) Intercity...

FirstGroup receives first North American rail contract for DCTA’s A-train line 25 July 2016 British company FirstGroup's North American division First Transit has secured a rail contract from the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) to provide operation, dispatch, and...

Deals this Week: Alstom, CAF, and Concord Corporation 22 July 2016 Alstom has secured a €800m ($881.84m) rolling stock supply contract from Nederlandse Spoorwegen...

Hector Rail orders new Vectron locomotives from Siemens 22 July 2016 Swedish train haulage provider Hector Rail has signed an agreement with German company Siemens for the delivery of five new electric Vectron...

US FRA allows new rail investments to Northern New England Intercity Rail network 22 July 2016 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a finding of no significant impact on the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative,...

Temasek offers $1.89bn to acquire Singapore's SMRT 22 July 2016 Temasek's subsidiary Belford Investments has reached an agreement to acquire Singapore's public transport operator SMRT...

NECA approves £1bn investment in UK metro and local rail services 21 July 2016 The North East Combined Authority (NECA) in the UK has approved a plan to invest £1bn in metro and local rail services around Newcastle and...

Hungary’s GySEV to receive €40m loan to support rolling stock upgrade 21 July 2016 Hungary-based railway company Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasut Zrt (GySEV) will receive a €40m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to purchase new rolling stock and introduce safety...


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