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Deals this week: Hitachi Rail Europe, Crossrail, and MyHSR 26 August 2016 Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) has awarded a three year contract to ISS Group, which is extendable up to five...

Sound Transit to open Angle Lake Station next month 26 August 2016 US-based regional train service provider Sound Transit is set to open Angle Lake station in Seattle on 24 September, marking the launch of a light rail service on the South 200th link extension....

Stadler to provide 22 EMUs for Stockholm’s Roslagsbanan line 26 August 2016 Switzerland-based Stadler has won a Skr2bn ($240m) order from Stockholm County Council’s Traffic Committee to provide 22 three-car electric multiple-units (EMU)....

Bombardier opens new production facility in South Africa 26 August 2016 Bombardier Transportation has opened a new production facility and future South African headquarters at Isando in Johannesburg....

Bombardier wins service and maintenance contract for LNVG regional trains in Germany 25 August 2016 Bombardier Transportation has received an order from German regional rail authority Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) to provide rail vehicle service and fleet...

CDPQ Infra signs aerial structure deal with Canadian National Railway 25 August 2016 CDPQ Infra has signed an agreement with Canadian National Railway (CN) to advance the Réseau Electrique Métropolitain (REM) project....

Jilin Midas wins aluminium-alloy contracts for high-speed and metro trains in China 25 August 2016 Subsidiary of Midas Holdings Jilin Midas Aluminium Industries (Jilin Midas) has won two supply contracts worth RMB53.8m ($8m) from rail customers in China to be equipped on its high-speed and...

More than $2.3bn planned for public transit investments in Canada 24 August 2016 The Governments of Canada, Ontario, and a number of municipalities have agreed to provide more than C$2.97bn ($2.3bn) in combined funding to improve public transit systems across the...

HS2 shortlists consultants for phase II rail project in UK 24 August 2016 High Speed Two (HS2) has announced a shortlist of consultants, which will bid for two contracts worth more than £500m for phase II of the high-speed rail project in the...

Hitachi Rail Europe selects ISS Group to provide integrated facility services 24 August 2016 ISS Group has been chosen by UK-based Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) to provide integrated facility services for its train maintenance centres in London, Swansea, Bristol and Doncaster....

Crossrail awards maintenance facility construction deal to Alstom, TSO and Costain JV 23 August 2016 Transport for London (TfL) subsidiary Crossrail has awarded a £26m contract to a joint venture (JV) owned by Alstom Transport (UK), TSO and Costain to build a maintenance facility in...

Network Rail to reopen Dover to Folkestone railway line next month 23 August 2016 UK rail Infrastructure services provider Network Rail is set to reopen the railway line between Dover and Folkestone on 5 September after completing a nine-month repair...

Charlotte plans to re-bid CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 Project 23 August 2016 The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, US, plans to re-bid the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project construction contract in September....

London's new Night Tube carries more than 50,000 passengers 22 August 2016 More than 50,000 passengers have travelled on London's Night Tube service, which launched on...

MyHSR and LTA to appoint JDP for high-speed rail project 22 August 2016 Malaysian high-speed rail authority MyHSR and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) have agreed to call for a tender to appoint a joint development partner (JDP) to help in the...

TransLink launches Mark III train in Vancouver 22 August 2016 TransLink has launched the first Mark III SkyTrain service on Vancouver’s Expo Line in...

Deals this week: Transport for NSW, CAF Mexico, and Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board 19 August 2016 Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has awarded a new construction and maintenance contract to RailConnect New South Wales (NSW), a joint venture (JV) of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia, and...

CalSTA grants $390m for transit and intercity capital programme 2016 19 August 2016 The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has awarded a total of $390m in grants to 14 recipients for the transit and intercity capital programme (TIRCP)....

TfL to launch Night Tube underground train service in London 19 August 2016 Transport For London (TfL) is set to launch new round-the-clock underground train service Night Tube in...

Report: Rail and energy sector to drive Spanish construction industry growth 19 August 2016 The output value of the Spanish construction industry is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.42% from 2016 to 2020 says a Timetric...

US FRA grants $25m to implement positive train control system 18 August 2016 The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has provided a grant of $25m for 11 projects in six states and the district of Columbia to help execute...


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