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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

G Line services are operated with Hyundai Rotem EMUs.

Denver G Line inaugurated

29 Apr 2019

USA: Denver’s G Line commuter rail service was officially inaugurated on April 26, with two weeks of free travel along the route. The 17·6 km route shares tracks with the B Line from Union Station to Pecos Junction, where ... 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

The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT have selected Stadler to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units.

Ottawa Trillium Line DMU contract awarded

23 Apr 2019

CANADA: The City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT consortium leader SNC Lavalin have formally declared Stadler the winner of a contract to supply seven four-car Flirt diesel-electric multiple-units. The C$106m order confirmed on April ... 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