Metra orders 500 double-deck coaches from Alstom

The coaches, a customised version of the Coradia Duplex model, will be built at Alstom’s site in Hornell, New York.
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Dual-gauge freight connection funded

Victorian Rail News
The federal government and state of Victoria have agreed to fund a dual-gauge connection to the Somerton intermodal terminal in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, as part of a wider strategy to boost rail’s share of the traffic to and from the Port of Melbourne.

High speed train order increased

Asian Rail News
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.

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.

PREVIEW: January issue of The Railway Magazine

Railway Publications
Britain’s best-selling rail title The Railway Magazine is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present.

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