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President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10.

Elevated section of Buenos Aires commuter line inaugurated

14 May 2019

ARGENTINA: President Mauricio Macri inaugurated a new viaduct on the Retiro – Tigre branch of the Mitre suburban railway serving Buenos Aires on May 10. The 3·9 km structure between Avenida Dorrego and Avenida Monroe ... more

FS owns a stake in Milano metro Line 5 concessionaire Metro 5 SpA.

Urban mobility a feature of FS Group’s investment plan

14 May 2019

ITALY: State railway holding FS Group Chief Executive Gianfranco Battisti unveiled an ‘unprecedented’ spending programme on May 10, with €58bn to be invested across various modes in 2019-23. A total of €28bn is to be spent on ... more

Plans to launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ have been announced by Crossrail Ltd.

Elizabeth Line launch planned for 2020-21

26 Apr 2019

UK: A ‘robust and realistic’ plan for the launch of Elizabeth Line services through central London during a ‘six-month delivery window with a midpoint at the end of 2020’ was announced by project promoter Crossrail Ltd on April ... more

Factors which contributed to the delay to the opening of Crossrail are set out in a report released by the London Assembly Transport Committee.

Crossrail Ltd culture criticised in London Assembly report

23 Apr 2019

UK: Factors which contributed to the delay to the opening of the Crossrail line through London are set out in a report released by the London Assembly Transport Committee on April 23, along with recommendations intended to ensure ... more

Construction of the City Rail Link is already underway in Lower Queen Street, where the cross-city tunnels will convert Auckland's existing Britomart terminus into a through station.

Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

22 Apr 2019

NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the C3 contract to build the ... more