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Awards success for Transport for Wales headquarters

UK
The rail operator has been recognised for providing social value throughout the sustainable fit out of their new headquarters in Pontypridd.

EU still lags in implementing major infrastructure projects

Europe
A comparative review conducted by the European Court of Auditors identified that the EU policies are still quite weak when it comes to implementing infrastructure projects.

Residents in the Netherlands object to new rail terminal Gelderland

Europe
In the Netherlands, local residents have made another attempt to stop the construction of Rail Terminal Gelderland. On Thursday, they asked the Council of State to suspend the provincial integration plan and all associated permits.

Alstom wins two Turkish signalling contracts

Europe
ALSTOM has won two signalling contracts to support Turkey’s General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM) and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Battery EMUs ordered to replace diesel on partially electrified network

Europe
DB Regio has been awarded two regional passenger train operating contracts in Rheinland-Pfalz, and has placed an order for 44 Stadler Flirt Akku battery-electric multiple-units to meet a requirement for services on the 240 km partially electrified Pfalznetz Lot 1 network to be converted from diesel to electric-only operation.

France to adjust financing model for Bordeaux – Toulouse high-speed project

Europe
THE French government and infrastructure manager SNCF Network have agreed to modify the structure of financing for the Great South West Railway Project (GPSO) to build new high-speed lines from Bordeaux to Toulouse and Dax, and the Spanish border near Hendaye, to make up for an expected shortfall in funding from local government.

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