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NCC to build central station phase of West Link project in Gothenburg 27 May 2016 NCC Infrastructure has been selected by Swedish Transport Administration to construct the central station phase of West Link project in Gothenburg,...

Deals this week: Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro, Siemens, and Bombardier Transportation 27 May 2016 Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro has agreed to sell 19.5% of its stake to Greenbrier Companies for...

Stadler Rail to provide 11 double-decker trains for Aeroexpress 27 May 2016 Russian airport service provider Aeroexpress have agreed to buy 11 trains, which include nine six-car units and two four-car units from Switzerland-based manufacturer Stadler Rail...

Report: Major rail projects to drive growth of Kuwait’s construction industry 27 May 2016 The construction industry in Kuwait is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.44% from 2016 to 2020, according to a report by...

Siemens and CRRC to provide 46 trains to BTSC 26 May 2016 Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) has awarded contracts worth THB11bn ($307m) to Siemens and Changchun Railway Vehicles (CRRC) for the supply of 46 new four-car...

Network Rail employs UAV to perform resilience work on Exeter-Newton Abbot railway line 26 May 2016 Network Rail is using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to carry out resilience work on the railway line between Exeter and Newton...

Greenbrier to purchase 19.5% stake in Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro 26 May 2016 US-based transportation equipment and services provider Greenbrier Companies has signed an agreement to buy a 19.5% ownership stake in Brazil's Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro....

LILEE Systems provides transportation solutions to five Class I railroads 25 May 2016 US-based wireless products and services company LILEE Systems has provided communication and management solutions to five Class I railroads in the...

TransPennine Express to purchase 25 new trains for InterCity routes 25 May 2016 UK operator TransPennine Express (TPE) is planning to invest more than £230m in 25 five-carriage trains to operate on all InterCity routes across the North and into Scotland by...

Aggreko to provide power for Network Rail's emergency support services 25 May 2016 Network Rail has contracted Aggreko to provide rental power for emergency support and planned maintenance across the...

Bombardier wins $67m contract to deliver 12 Flexity tram trains in Germany 24 May 2016 Canadian equipment manufacturing company Bombardier Transportation has received a $67m contract to deliver 12 Flexity dual-voltage tram trains to the city of Karlsruhe in...

Modernisation of Acton main line station approved as part of Crossrail project 24 May 2016 Network Rail has received approval from Ealing Council to modernise Acton Main Line station in the...

Phase II of Expo Line extension to Santa Monica opens 24 May 2016 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has officially opened Phase II of the Expo Line extension to Santa Monica in the...

Night Tube services to begin in August on the London Underground 23 May 2016 London Underground is reportedly planning to launch night services in August, which is almost a year later than originally...

Victoria shortlists bidders for $424m Mernda project 23 May 2016 The Government of Victoria in Australia has shortlisted John Holland and a McConnell Dowell Constructors UGL Engineering joint venture as the preferred bidder for the A$588m ($424m) Mernda...

JRC to open rail subsidiary in Dallas, US 23 May 2016 Central Japan Railway (JRC) is planning to set up fully owned subsidiary High-Speed-Railway Technology Consulting (HTeC) in Dallas,...

Alstom to provide traction and revamp trainsets on Shanghai metro line 5 in China 20 May 2016 Integrated railway systems provider Alstom has won a €46m contract from China's Shanghai Shentong to modernise 68 metro cars currently in service on metro line...

CHSRA and FRA amend American Recovery and Reinvestment Act agreement 20 May 2016 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in the US have revised the 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant...

Hoppecke to refurbish and replace Transport for London's battery systems 20 May 2016 Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has been selected by Transport for London (TfL) to manage on-board systems for its underground...

Cimic-led consortium wins contracts for Canberra’s light rail project in Australia 19 May 2016 The Australian Capital Territory Government (ACT Government) has awarded contracts to the Cimic-led Canberra Metro consortium for stage one of Canberra's light rail projects, known as Capital...

UK’s Rail Delivery Group launches drive to highlight PlusBike portal 19 May 2016 UK-based Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has launched a new campaign to highlight the portal PlusBike, which can be used by people to obtain more information about cycle-friendly train...


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