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Divya Tirumalaraju

October’s top news stories

KiwiRail is set to receive NZD35m ($23m) in funding from the Government of New Zealand to modernise 15 of its electric trains, and Vivarail has postponed the delivery of Class 230 trains to London Northwestern Railway. wraps up the key headlines from October 2018.

PKP Cargo, Pesa and IPS TABOR to develop autonomous train

PKP Cargo, Pesa Bydgoszcz and Poland’s Institute of Rail Vehicles TABOR (IPS TABOR) have signed an agreement to develop an autonomous train. 

LIRR concludes New York double track project in US

Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR’s) double track project in New York’s Suffolk County in the US has been completed more than a year ahead of schedule. 

Greenbrier acquires majority stake in railcar manufacturer Rayvag

Greenbrier’s European subsidiary, Greenbrier-AstraRail, has agreed to acquire nearly 68% ownership stake in Turkish railcar builder Rayvag Vagon Sanayi ve Ticaret (Rayvag) for an undisclosed sum.

July’s top news stories

Bombardier Transportation has received an order valued at $303m to supply 36 Francilien train sets comprising 270 cars to Greater Paris public transport authority, Île-de-France Mobilités, and Indian Railways has inducted five new track maintenance machines. wraps up the key headlines from July 2018.

FRA issues NOFO for more than $318m in CRISI grants

The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for more than $318m in available Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grants.

Harworth seeks planning permission to develop rail-connected hub

British regeneration and property investment specialist Harworth Group has filed an outline planning application with Selby District Council to transform its Gascoigne Wood site into a major rail-connected hub.

Chennai Metro Rail signs Trimble for real-time monitoring technology

Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) in southern India has signed an agreement to deploy US-based technology firm Trimble’s Nexala rail asset management solutions.

VTG Aktiengesellschaft rejects takeover bid from Morgan Stanley

German rail logistics company VTG Aktiengesellschaft has rejected a takeover bid from Warwick Holding, an indirect subsidiary of funds advised by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure.

John Holland-led consortium wins $743m Melbourne metro contract

A consortium led by Australian construction company John Holland has won the A$1bn ($742.8m) Rail Infrastructure Alliance’s package of works for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project.