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Shortlist announced for NSW regional fleet renewal THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that it has shortlisted three candidates for the replacement of the NSW Trains regional passenger fleet, with three consortia shortlisted to participate in the tender.
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THE first three trains built in India by Bombardier Transportation for the TransLink commuter network in the Australian state of Queensland entered service on the Brisbane - Gold Coast and Airport lines on December 11. The...
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto provided updates on progress with its AutoHaul driverless train project and plans for upcoming capital expenditure on its heavy-haul iron-ore rail network in the Pilbara region at an investor seminar...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that it has shortlisted three candidates for the replacement of the NSW Trains regional passenger fleet, with three consortia shortlisted to participate...
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After considering battery trains for non-electrified lines, electrification prevails in New Zealand’s largest city. AUCKLAND Transport (AT) has retreated on a plan to order 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs) to replace DMUs on suburban services...
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DOWNER EDI, Australia, announced on November 21 that it has reached an agreement to sell its Downer Freight Rail business unit to Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail in a deal worth $A 109m ($US 83m). The transaction,...
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Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has awarded contracts with a total value of $A 30m ($US 22.6m) to three companies for technical and approvals consultancy services for the Inland Rail project. Federal minister for infrastructure and...
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After years of indecision, Australia’s $A 10bn ($US 7.7bn) Inland Rail project to create a shorter rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane is finally getting underway, as Mark Carter reports.THE idea of an inland rail...
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The government of the Australian state of Victoria is spending big on public transport projects, both urban and regional, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to meet Melbourne and the...
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FAIVELEY Transport announced on November 7 that it received orders with a total value of more than $US 150m from the RailConnect NSW consortium of Hyundai Rotem, UGL and Mitsubishi Electric Australia to supply equipment...
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AUCKLAND Transport (AT) has retreated on a plan to order 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs) to replace DMUs on suburban services to Pukekohe, opting instead to exercise an option with CAF for 15 additional...

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