High speed train order increased

China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets by the end of June.
Asian Rail News

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Curzon Street HS2 showpiece for Birmingham terminal

UK
Birmingham’s historic Curzon Street Station will be integrated into the city’s new HS2 terminus.

Egypt plans Mediterranean to Red Sea high speed line

Arabian Rail News
A memorandum of understanding for the design, construction and maintenance of a 1 000 km high speed rail network has been signed by the Ministry of Transport’s National Authority for Tunnels, Siemens Mobility and local companies Orascom Construction SAE and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co).
UK
Unipart Rail, the leading specialist provider of technology and supply chain solutions to the rail industry, has been awarded a prestigious Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council.

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Canada
Starting Saturday, **January 9**, [GO Transit](http://www.gotransit.com/) is suspending all GO train service to and from Niagara Falls for the winter.

Turkey’s train to China regular on the 2021 timetable

Europe
The rail freight service from Istanbul to Xi’an is now a regular on the timetables.

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