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US reinstates $929m of funding for California high-speed rail project

USA
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the State of California have concluded settlement talks to reinstate around $929m in federal grant funding to support California’s High-Speed Rail project.

(Video) A Quick Chase of 931

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Nothing too special about this one. I’m just trying to get caught up on videos, but I keep seeing so much cool stuff! It’ll be ages before I get the video from yesterday out.

Deal agreed to build Europe’s largest MagRail test track

Europe
NEVOMO, formerly Hyper Poland, has signed an agreement with Polish company Ciech Sarzyna, to lease land and infrastructure that will allow the construction of a full-scale 750m MagRail test track.

$C 757.1m Scarborough Subway Extension tunnelling contract awarded

Canada
INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a consortium led by Strabag a $C 757.1m ($US 623.7m) Design Build Finance contract for the Advance Tunnel Project for the 7.8km Scarborough Subway Extension (Line 2) in Toronto.

New China-Kazakhstan freight terminal opens

Europe
THE first 10 China-Europe freight trains passed through a new gauge transfer terminal at Dostyk, Kazakhstan, over the weekend of June 5-6. With a current throughput capacity of 100,000 TEU, the terminal is expected to offer a major boost to trans-Eurasian bulk intermodal rail freight flows.

DART Rail Turns 25

USA
The system debuted June 14, 1996 with 11.2 miles of starter service on the Blue Line (between Illinois Station and Pearl/Arts District Station) and Red Line (between Westmoreland Station and Pearl/Arts District Station).

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