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New Wales and Borders franchise begins as KeolisAmey takes charge

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Madrid Metro to order new trains and employ additional drivers

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Bidders for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet revealed

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RZD International pens light metro agreement with Vietnamese investors

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Testing begins on Delhi Metro’s Violet Line

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The oldest line on the Los Angeles Metro is set for a $350m upgrade

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Thessaloniki Metro tunnelling completed

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Bogotá Metro secures $70m from development bank

An international bidding process will now be launched by the Bogota Metro to find a company or group of companies to develop the project further.

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