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Gallery: The beautiful (and bizarre) world of railway station art

Amazing architecture and artwork is common in railway stations around the world, from the spectacular to the outright peculiar.
Credit: Bombardier.

Bombardier wins 288-vehicle monorail contracts in Thailand

Bombardier has secured two contracts to design and assist with the construction of new monorail systems from the Northern Bangkok Monorail Company and the Eastern Bangkok Monorail Company.

London Overground’s Barking Riverside extension given green light

The UK's Secretary of State for Transport has approved a 4.5km extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking line.

MTA awards €447m rail tunnel repair and upgrade contract

Judlau, a subsidiary of OHL Group, and TC Electric have been awarded a €447 million contract to repair and upgrade the Canarsie subway tunnel in New York. Work is being undertaken to both fix the damage...
Credit: Hitachi.

Hitachi-Ansaldo partnership awarded $400m Baltimore metro contract

Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners will supply a fleet of 78 Hitachi vehicles to the Maryland Transit Administration and replace the existing signalling system with a CBTC system.
Credit: BART.

San Francisco’s BART to begin testing new metro trains on track

Testing has begun on the Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) new fleet of train cars in San Francisco, the USA.
The BMT Sea Beach line on the right hand side. Credit: Jim Henderson.

7 New York subway stations to partially close for final phase of $395m renovations

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that seven New York City subway stations will partially close until 'late 2018' as part of a $395.7 million modernisation of the BMT Sea Beach line. In total nine...

Cross Yarra Partnership consortium to build Melbourne Metro Tunnel

Cross Yarra Partnership, a consortium which includes Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital, is to design and build Melbourne's Metro Tunnel.
Credit: MRT.

New transit line to open in Malaysia

Phase Two of MRT's Sungai Buloh–Kajang (SBK) line is ready for its grand launch on Monday, July 17 in Malaysia. The opening completes the 51km-long SBK line meaning commuters can now reach the centre of Kuala...

Planning permission approved for Luton airport rail link

London Luton Airport (LLA) has received planning permission for a proposed driverless rail link between the airport terminal and Luton Airport Parkway (LAP) station. The 2.1 km mass passenger transit (MPT) line will replace an...