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Alstom delivers first Régiolis train to Pays de la Loire, France
21 November 2014 French train manufacturer Alstom has delivered its first Régiolis next-generation regional train to the Pays de la Loire region,...

Hitachi to provide its CBTC system and train set for Sentosa Express
21 November 2014 Hitachi has been awarded a S$30m ($23.03m) contract from Singapore's Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) for a new wireless signalling system and train set to improve the Sentosa Express...

Singapore LTA launches Bombardier's Innovia automated people mover vehicles
21 November 2014 The Singapore Land Transit Authority (LTA) has launched its first two new Bombardier-built automated people mover (APM) vehicles into passenger service on the Bukit Panjang light rapid...

Bombardier wins $227m contract from Govia Thameslink for 108 rail cars
20 November 2014 Train manufacturer Bombardier has signed a $227m contract with UK train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to supply 108 new rail cars for operations on the Gatwick...

Hitachi bids to acquire Finmeccanica's rail subsidiaries
20 November 2014 Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has submitted an offer to acquire Italy-based Finmeccanica's rail transport engineering company, AnsaldoBreda, and its 40% stake in signalling supplier Ansaldo...

Spain's CAF to build eight additional trains for Metrorex
20 November 2014 Spanish railway manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has received a contract extension from rail operator Metrorex to delivery metro units for Bucharest,...

London Underground’s Northern line extension threatens Kennington Park bees
19 November 2014 The extension of London Underground's Northern Line would result in the displacement of Kennington Park's Bee Urban community beekeeping and education centre, putting thousands of bees at...

China approves $25bn worth of railway projects
19 November 2014 The Chinese Government has reportedly approved CNY152.7bn ($24.93bn) worth of railway projects, aimed at building five railway lines in different parts of the...

Norfolk Southern to acquire Canadian Pacific's rail line for $217m
19 November 2014 Norfolk Southern (NS) is set to acquire Canadian Pacific Railway subsidiary Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Railway's 282.55 miles of rail line between Sunbury, Pennsylvania and Schenectady, New York,...

EBRD to provide €52.5m loan for Moldovan railways
18 November 2014 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted €52.5m loan to Moldova's state-owned railway company, Calea Ferată din Moldova, in a bid to support the company's...

Alstom begins lifecycle tests for advanced slab track technology in Russia
18 November 2014 French train manufacturer Alstom has launched the lifecycle tests for its advanced concrete slab track technology in Russian Railways' facility in Sherbinka near...

Amadeus launches new rail booking solution in UK
18 November 2014 Technology solutions provider Amadeus has launched its new 'Rail Display' dedicated rail booking tool in the UK, in order to make selling international rail more...

Transport think tank proposes underwater tunnel between UK and Ireland
17 November 2014 A Welsh transport think tank has recommended an underwater tunnel running from Holyhead, UK, to Dublin,...

Hitachi unveils Class 800 intercity train built for UK DfT
17 November 2014 Railway system supplier Hitachi has unveiled one of the three pre-series Class 800 intercity train sets being built for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) of UK's Department for Transport...

Eurostar unveils new Siemens-built e320 train
17 November 2014 High-speed rail service provider Eurostar has unveiled its e320 train, which is due to start commercial service at the end of...

UK Transport Secretary approves LU’s Northern line extension to Battersea
14 November 2014 UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved the £1bn extension of London Underground's Northern line from Kennington to Battersea through Nine...

Dubai Tram officially opens for passenger services
14 November 2014 Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has officially opened Dubai Tram for passenger services, which will initially run across 10.6km and connect 11 stations in the...

ABB to deliver engineering equipments for Ethiopia's railway project
14 November 2014 Power and automation technologies provider ABB has received a $16m contract to provide traction substations and auxiliary power supply for a new rail corridor in...

Skanska to expand Hallsberg-Degerön freight line in Sweden
13 November 2014 Skanska has been awarded a SEK398m ($53.73m) contract from the Swedish Transport Administration to expand a section of the Hallsberg-Degerön freight line in...

Shanghai Railway installs Wi-Fi across eight railway stations
13 November 2014 China's Shanghai Railway Bureau has installed Wi-Fi across eight railway stations throughout the city with the support of Wi-Fi technology provider Ruckus...

New Fulton Centre opens in New York City, US
13 November 2014 The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has opened the Fulton Centre, a fully digital transit and retail hub in the...


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