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Contracts signed for extension of Milan’s Metro 5 line

Contracts have been signed for the extension of Milan's M5 line. Majority shareholders Astaldi Group signed a new concession agreement along with Anslado (STS & Breda), Alstom, ATM and Finmeccanica. The extension will see the line linking to San...

Siemens lands first contract for its new ‘Inspiro’ – Warsaw orders 35 trains worth €272m

Warsaw’s metro operator, Metro Warszawskie has placed a €272m order for 35 six-car metro trains with a consortium consisting of Siemens and Newag, the Polish rolling stock manufacturer. This is the biggest order ever for Siemens in Poland. It is...

ARCADIS announce design contract for Rennes Metro, France

ARCADIS, the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, have announced that it has been awarded a contract for the design of the second metro line in the city of Rennes in France. The new line will have...

Docklands Light Railway, a success story that spans a generation

It seems like only yesterday since the DLR opened but it was actually back in 1987, with the concept originating in 1984. In the intervening period, the network has seen unprecedented growth that at times has led it almost...

Dubai Metro contributes to 2010 ridership statistics of 332m passengers

The Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai, have revealed figures of 332m passengers travelling on public transport in 2010. This is a significant jump from 2009, when the figure was just over 288m. This number is set to increase further...

NJ Transit opens new light rail station in Bayonne

NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein joined local, state and federal officials today at the grand opening of the new 8th Street Station in Bayonne, welcoming Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service to a new neighborhood and kicking off inaugural service...

Metrolink takes another step forward

The arrival of Metrolink in Oldham town centre is taking another step forward this week with work beginning to clear some trees and vegetation along the route of the new line. The clearance is set to commence at...

Preparation begins for improvements to Metrolink Bury line

Advance work that will pave the way for improving Bury line Metrolink stops for passengers will begin this week. The improvements, to take place later this year, will include repairs, deep-cleaning, better lighting, more CCTV coverage, better cycle...

Proposal for new trams to help boost Croydon’s economy

Transport for London (TfL) is planning to run more tram services by leasing up to ten new trams for the London Tramlink network that covers Croydon and Wimbledon. Companies have been invited to submit proposals to supply the new trams...

Systra civil engineering designs for the Panama metro

On 7 January 2011, Systra signed a contract with Consorcio Linea Uno for design studies for civil engineering for the construction of the first line of the Panama City metro. Consorcio Linea Uno is a joint venture set up by...

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...