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July 2015

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World Bank approves $650m loan for India's Eastern Freight Corridor
03 July 2015 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) or World Bank has approved $650m in the third phase of loans to support the construction of India's freight-only rail line...

Alstom to deliver 13 Coradia Lint 41 trains Nordjyske Jernbane in Denmark
03 July 2015 Alstom has secured a €45m contract from Danish railway company Nordjyske Jernbane for the delivery of 13 Coradia Lint regional...

Aurecon Jacobs Mott MacDonald JV wins advisor contract for Melbourne Metro Rail Project
02 July 2015 Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) has appointed the Aurecon Jacobs Mott MacDonald (AJM) joint venture (JV) as the technical, planning, and engagement advisor for the Melbourne Metro...

Siemens to build and maintain trains for All Aboard Florida
02 July 2015 Siemens has secured a 30-year contract from All Aboard Florida to provide full maintenance for its passenger-rail train sets connecting Orlando and Miami, starting in...

Kansas City Southern Rail to invest on construction and improvement projects this year
02 July 2015 Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) is planning to invest $20.9m this year on construction and improvement projects on its Mexico and Roodhouse Subdivisions, with work planned...

Bombardier wins $228m Delhi Metro order for 162 Movia rail cars
01 July 2015 Bombardier Transportation has received an Rs15bn ($228m) order from India's Delhi Metro Rail (DMRC) to deliver 162 Movia metro...

TfL shortlists four bidders for London Overground concession
01 July 2015 The UK's Transport for London (TfL) has shortlisted four bidders for the concession to operate the expanded London Overground...

Alstom and Huawei complete first LTE 4G project for metros
01 July 2015 Alstom and Huawei have completed a pilot project to develop a 4G long-term evolution (LTE) multi-service, broadband radio networking technology for...

June 2015

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Bangladesh to receive $505m loan from ADB for rail improvements
30 June 2015 The Government of Bangladesh is reportedly set to receive a $505m loan grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to further develop the country's railways, as well as strengthen subregional...

FRA partners with Google to add rail crossing data to maps
30 June 2015 The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has agreed to team up with Google to make rail crossings safer for drivers and...

Victorian government to invest $997m on new high-capacity trains
30 June 2015 Australia's Victorian Government has called for expressions of interest (EOI) for the design, construction and maintenance of a next-generation, high-capacity trains for...

R J Corman Railroad agrees to buy Carolina Southern Railroad
29 June 2015 US firm R J Corman Railroad Company and current owner Ken Pippin have agreed to finalise the $13.9m sale of Carolina Southern Railroad by 1...

JR Central begins tests of Mitsubishi's SiC power modules on Shinkansen train
29 June 2015 Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric has started testing of railcar traction converter/inverter systems with all-silicon carbide (SiC) power modules installed on a N700 Shinkansen bullet train...

Skoda unveils Czech Railways' InterPanter EMU
29 June 2015 Rolling stock manufacturer Skoda Transportation and national operator Czech Railways (CD) have unveiled the first of 14 long-distance electric multiple units (EMUs) at the Velim test...

UK Government delays Network Rail upgrades
26 June 2015 The UK Government has announced that it will delay or reduce a number of planned modernisation projects for railway infrastructure operator Network Rail. ...

South Africa's Transnet secures $231m loan to fund Bombardier locomotives
26 June 2015 South African freight transport firm Transnet has signed a R2.8bn ($231m) loan with Germany's KfW Development Bank to fund the purchase of 240 electric locomotives, which are part of the...

Arcadis wins Doha Gold Line design contract
26 June 2015 Netherlands-based Arcadis has secured a €20m contract from Qatar Rail Company to provide architectural, branding, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line metro line in...

telent to offer management systems for three stations along HS1 rail route
25 June 2015 UK-based technology services company telent has won a three-year contract from Network Rail to maintain management systems for three stations along the HS1 rail...

Jacobs renews Crossrail project representative role for five years
25 June 2015 The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) have reappointed Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) as the project representative for the $22bn Crossrail...

Carillion, Kier and Eiffage form JV for UK's HS2 rail project
25 June 2015 UK construction firms Carillion and Kier have entered into joint venture (JV) partnership with France's Eiffage to bid for the delivery of the UK's HS2 rail...

Work enters next phase on £103m Corby-Kettering rail upgrade project in UK
24 June 2015 UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has announced that a major £103m project has entered the next phase, which will pave the way for more passenger services between Corby, Kettering...


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