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Société du Grand Paris extends contracts for line 16 of Grand Paris Express 28 June 2016 The Société du Grand Paris has extended contracts for the construction of line 16 (L16) of the €25bn fully automated metro...

Eurotunnel to continue operating Channel Tunnel despite Brexit turmoil 28 June 2016 Groupe Eurotunnel has announced that Channel Tunnel will not be affected by the UK's decision to withdraw from European Union...

Thameslink’s new Siemens-built Class 700 train enters service 28 June 2016 UK-based Thameslink's new Siemens-built class 700 train has made its first passenger journey from Brighton to London...

Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport wins metro and tram contracts totalling $501m in China 27 June 2016 Midas Holdings' joint venture company CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) has secured four contracts with a cumulative value of CNY3.3bn ($501m) in China for the supply of metro trains...

Getzner Werkstoffe develops vibration protection measure for Gotthard Base Tunnel 27 June 2016 Getzner Werkstoffe has developed vibration protection for the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which will run through the Alps in...

Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority purchases a further ten trainsets 27 June 2016 Western Australia's (WA) Public Transport Authority (PTA) has ordered another ten B Series three-car electric multiple unit (EMU) trains from EDI Rail Bombardier...

Deals this week: Mermec, Siemens, and Summa Group 24 June 2016 Mermec has secured a ten-year contract with a five-year extension option from the Finnish Transport Agency to provide measurement and inspection systems for a 5,960km railway line beginning...

Report: Saudi Arabia’s construction industry to benefit from multi-billion dollar railway investment 24 June 2016 The construction industry in Saudi Arabia is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.05% from 2016 to 2020. This is an increase from 6.35% in 2015, according to a report by Timetric....

Akiem collaborates with Bombardier for 52 Traxx locomotives 24 June 2016 France-based rolling stock leasing company Akiem has entered into a framework agreement with Bombardier Transportation for 52 Traxx alternating current (AC) and multi-system (MS)...

Midland Metro extension plan receives approval from British Government 24 June 2016 The UK Government has given approval for plans to extend the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton,...

Panasonic Europe buys UK’s Alan Dick Communications 23 June 2016 Electronic technologies and solutions provider Panasonic Europe has acquired UK-based integration specialist Alan Dick Communications for an undisclosed...

SmartDrive receives new patent for its accelerometer-based risk-detection technology 23 June 2016 US-based risk management company SmartDrive Systems has received a new patent for its rail...

Hyperloop One and Summa sign a deal for first Hyperloop system in Russia 23 June 2016 Hyperloop One has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with infrastructure firm Summa Group to explore building a Hyperloop system in...

Construction to commence stage two of Queensland’s Gold Coast Light-Rail in July 22 June 2016 The state government of Queensland in Australia will commence work on stage two of a 7.3km extension of the Gold Coast Light-Rail in...

DB Cargo UK and CEMEX open temporary rail depot near West Coast Mainline in Cheshire 22 June 2016 UK-based rail freight operator DB Cargo UK and Mexico's CEMEX has opened a pop-up rail depot adjacent to West Coast Mainline in Warrington,...

Stadler wins legal approval in Sweden to supply 33 KISS trains to Mälab 22 June 2016 Stadler has received legal approval to go ahead with the SEK3.5bn ($424.4m) order to supply 33 four-carriage, double-decker trains to Swedish company...

Beacon Rail Leasing completes acquisition of Ascendos Rail Leasing 21 June 2016 UK-based Beacon Rail Leasing (Beacon) has completed the acquisition of Ascendos Rail Leasing (Ascendos) after receiving clearance with the German competition...

Siemens to deliver ten Vectron locomotives to MRCE 21 June 2016 German engineering company Siemens has received an order from Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) to supply a further ten Vectron-type multisystem...

NSW government commits $8.86bn for Sydney metro rail projects 21 June 2016 The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia has announced that A$12bn ($8.86bn) in funding will be made available for Sydney metro rail projects over the next four...

Mermec to deliver measurement and inspection services for Finnish rail network 20 June 2016 Italian railway diagnostics and signalling firm Mermec has been contracted by the Finnish Transport Agency (FTA) to provide measurement and inspection services for the country's entire...

USDOT grants $874.6m TIFIA loan for Maryland Purple Line Project 20 June 2016 US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has granted a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan worth $874.6m in a bid to install to the Purple line in...


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