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Boston Green Line Extension (GLX), Massachusetts

The Boston Green Line Extension (GLX) project primarily involves the extension of the Green Line, the country's oldest light rail transit (LRT) in the US, by a further 4.7 miles (7.56km).

Dutch IT Company Signs Multi-Million Contract for Rail Reservation Software in Ireland

Dutch provider of sales and distribution software for the rail and bus industry Sqills has been selected by Iarnród Éireann, Irish Rail, against stiff international competition, to replace their entire national reservation, pricing, ticketing and dis…

Sydney's $2.1bn light rail contract awarded to ALTRAC Light Rail

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) Transport has awarded the $2.1bn CBD and South East Light Rail line to the ALTRAC Light Rail consortium, formerly named as Connecting Sydney.

UK's PAC reports DfT's new train contracts left 'taxpayers bearing all the risk'

The UK Department for Transport's (DfT) decision to purchase two fleets of trains worth £10.5bn has left 'taxpayers bearing all the risk', according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee.

Wisconsin finalises rail line purchase from Union Pacific Railroad

The US state of Wisconsin has finalised the purchase of a 70-mile segment of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove from the Union Pacific Railroad (UP).

ELPA Receives Award at UIC Research and Innovation Awards

The second 'UIC Research and Innovation Awards' were presented in Paris, France, on the occasion of the UIC General Assembly, held on 3 December 2014.

EIB grants €184m loan to Hungary for railway improvements

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided Hungary with €184m in funding to support the rehabilitation and reconstruction of priority facilities in the country's railway sector.

UK's Virgin Trains launches new direct services for Blackpool and Shrewsbury

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched Virgin Trains' new direct services between London and the cities of Shrewsbury and Blackpool.

Poland's PKP Intercity launches first Alstom Pendolino train

Polish national rail operator PKP Intercity has launched the first Alstom’s Pendolino train to be operated on the lines connecting the country’s major cities.

Southwest Manitoba Elevator Trip, Part 5 - The Bottom Left Corner

Back in August 2014 I took two days (Aug 8-9) to photography every grain elevator in southwest Manitoba. Here's part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4.After taking a lot of time to take in Elva's two grain elevators, I carried on to complete the southwest corner of Manitoba. Show More Summary

Tracksure™ and L.B. Foster Announce Marketing Agreement for Patented Track Fastening System

UK-based Tracksure, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wheelsure Holdings, and US-based L.B. Foster Company have concluded an exclusive distribution agreement, which will see L.B. Foster sell the innovative Tracksure fastener range throughout North America…

Frost & Sullivan Commends ASC’s Offer of Customised Solutions for the Rail Acceleration and Rotation Rate Sensors Market

Based on its recent analysis of the rail acceleration and rotation rate sensors market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC) GmbH with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award.

UK's TRL begins testing of new rail adhesion measurement system

The UK's Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has started testing of a new rail adhesion measurement system.

UK's Northampton station to open by 12 January 2015

The new £20m railway station in Northampton, UK, is set to reopen in early next year, offering additional capacity and improved features to passengers.

Bombardier unveils new testing facility for Crossrail trains

London mayor Boris Johnson has launched the new £1.6m integration test facility for the new fleet of Crossrail trains at Bombardier factory in Derby, UK.

Southwest Manitoba Elevator Trip, Part 4 - Able Was I Ere I Saw Elva

Back in August 2014 I took two days (Aug 8-9) to photograph every grain elevator in southwest Manitoba. Here's part 1 and part 2 and part 3. In part 3 I followed the former CP Lyleton subdivision to photograph grain elevators at Deloraine, Waskada, Dalny and Coulter. Show More Summary

California selects preferred bidder for second phase of high-speed rail project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has selected a consortium of Dragados, Flatiron and Shimmick (DFS) as the preferred bidder for the design-build contract for Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3).

Transmashholding begins dynamic test run of double-deck coach with seats

Russia-based Transmashholding's Tver Carriage plant (JSC TVZ) has started the dynamic test run of a pilot double-deck coach with seats at Belorechensk field of North-Caucasus Railway.

Spain's CAF signs €500m contract with NS to deliver Sprinter electric trains

Spanish train manufacturer CAF has signed a €500m contract with Dutch passenger railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) to deliver its Sprinter electric multiple-unit fleet.

Changing Track: Can SNCF offset its dilemma at home by investing abroad?

France’s national railway company SNCF reported a 74% drop in net profit for the first half of 2014, which it attributes to a round of chaotic strikes in June. Ross Davies looks at whether the current political climate in France could force the compa…

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