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September 2014

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Network Rail opens new platforms at London Bridge station
02 September 2014 UK infrastructure operator Network Rail has opened two new platforms at London Bridge Station after completing nine days of renovation...

Alstom’s Citadis Compact starts service in Aubagne
02 September 2014 Alstom’s first Citadis Compact tram has started revenue service in the tramway line of the Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile, an urban district in France....

California Blue Line station to undergo major renovation programme
02 September 2014 The California Blue Line station is set to undergo a major renovation programme from 4 September to 16 October, as part of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) 'Your New Blue' upgrade project...

US FTA opens Cleveland’s Cedar-University Rapid Station
01 September 2014 The US Department of Transportation's (DoT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has officially opened Cleveland's Cedar-University Rapid Station, formerly known as the University Circle...

Alstom opens new Citadis tram line in Le Mans, France
01 September 2014 French train manufacturer Alstom has opened a second Citadis tram line in Le Mans, France, in a move to expand the city's tram network and the Citadis...

Bombardier opens new Kuala Lumpur hub to support rail projects
01 September 2014 Bombardier Transportation has opened a new Kuala Lumpur (KL) hub in Malaysia, in a bid to support the rail projects in Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region....

August 2014

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...