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Bikrant Kumar Singh

Dhaka MRT line 5 project to receive $33.26m loan from ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide a loan of $33.26m to design the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line 5 (Southern Route) in Bangladesh.

June’s top news stories

German public transport operator Bogestra placed an order with Stadler to deliver eight additional Variobahn trams to strengthen its light-rail fleet, and Transport body Midlands Connect submitted a £2bn proposal to the government outlining a package of railway improvements to improve connectivity between the East and West Midlands. wraps up key news stories from June 2019.

IRFC to receive $750m loan for railway electrification project

Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) has received $750m from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund the Railways Track Electrification Project.

CAF to acquire Swedish rolling stock maintenance firm EuroMaint

Spanish rail solutions provider CAF Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of rolling stock maintenance services provider EuroMaint in a transaction valued at approximately €80m.

Virgin Trains awards $4bn contracts for West Palm Beach/Orlando line

Express inter-city rail system Virgin Trains USA has awarded five contracts valued at $4bn for the construction of a 273km rail line between Orlando and South Florida.

US railway regulator cancels $929m California high-speed rail funding

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has scrapped $929m of federal funding, which was granted for the California high-speed rail project in a 2010 agreement.

Ghana Railway Authority signs $500m agreement with CRWG

The Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) and China Railway Wuju Group Corporation (CRWG) have signed a $500m agreement for the continuation of the development of a Standard Gauge Western line.

Bombardier installs Stratasys 3D Printing machine

German rail maker Bombardier Transportation has installed a Stratasys F900 3D printer at its Hennigsdorf facility located in north-west Berlin.

House of Lords urges government to control HS2 rail costs

The Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords has recommended capping speeds and stopping trains at London terminus Old Oak Common rather than Euston to control the cost of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project.

Vinci Energies secures contract for Gothenburg Korsvägen station

Eitech, a Swedish subsidiary and electrical installation specialist of Vinci Energies, has won a €50m contract to provide all technical installations for the Korsvägen station project in Gothenburg, Sweden.