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Singapore reveals fleet expansion plans

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has unveiled plans to introduce more than 80 new trains onto its rail network over the next few years. From 2014, 41 new trains will be added to the North-South...

Quito mayor launches metro TBM

Quito mayor Mauricio Rodas has launched the first of three tunnel boring machines that will be used to construct the Ecuadorian capital's new metro. The TBM, named 'La Guaragua', began its tunnelling drive on February 24....

Engineering consultant to advise Crossrail tunnel fit-out works

ATC - the joint venture awarded Crossrail's tunnel fit-out contract - has appointed Mott MacDonald as engineering consultant to the project. Mott MacDonald will support the Alstom, TSO and Costain JV by providing detailed design...

$1.15bn tunnelling contract awarded for North West Rail Link

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has awarded the $1.15 billion tunnelling and station civils contract for its flagship North West Rail Link project. A joint venture of Thiess, John Holland and Dragados (TJHD) a...

Joint venture completes Bond Street handover

A Costain Skanska joint venture (CSJV) has handed over Bond Street's Western Ticket Hall Box in central London six weeks ahead of schedule. Bond Street, which will open to passengers in 2018, is one of...

Bombardier to design driverless system for Delhi Metro line

Bombardier has been awarded a 47 million euro contract to design and install a CBTC driverless system for a new metro line in Delhi. The city's new Line 7 will be equipped with Bombardier's CITYFLO...

World bank backs Metro Quito construction

Plans to open Quito's very first metro line have taken a significant step forward after being awarded a $205 million loan by the World Bank. Ecuador's new metro is expected to carry 400,000 passengers around...

Crossrail’s Sophia starts Thames tunnelling works

Crossrail's fifth TBM, Sophia, has started drilling a tunnel under the River Thames from the project's Plumstead portal. Sophia will drill at an average rate of around 100 metres a week, installing precast concrete segments...

Pearl in the Oyster

Hard working staff and generous passengers in London have boosted the fortunes of the Railway Children charity with a cheque for almost £52,000. Staff at London Underground helped calculate money left on soon-to-expire Oyster cards donated by the public to the Railway Children. Cards are collected in special boxes at four London stations: King’s Cross, [...]

Indra handed Riyadh ticketing contract

The ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA) has awarded Indra a €266 million contract to develop the ticketing and access control systems for the Saudi capital's substantial new metro network. Described as the 'biggest ticketing project in...

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