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HS2 launches tenders for £1.55bn track works

The second part of the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) publication is valued at roughly £330m and covers mechanical and electrical works for the tunnel and lineside areas, in addition to tunnel ventilation works. The successful bidders will be expected to conduct track, overhead catenary system and tunnel ventilation works, along with ...

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Maryborough to Ararat rail line in Victoria reopens

The Government of Victoria in Australia has announced that operations have reopened along the Maryborough to Ararat rail line, which forms part of the A$440m ($355.68m) Murray Basin Rail Project. A driver training programme for the upgraded rail corridor is currently underway. Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and ...

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Kawasaki Rail Car wins $1.4bn subway car contract

KRC was awarded the deal following approval from the MTA board.   Kawasaki plans to build the contracted R211 subway cars at its US facilities.   The company’s Nebraska plant will manufacture the car body structure and install the interior equipment, while final assembly and testing will be carried out ...

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Hochtief to build GWR rail depot in Exeter

Construction contractor Hochtief (UK) has secured a deal to build Great Western Railway’s (GWR) new rail maintenance depot in Exeter. Work on the £40m depot project is expected to commence this year and is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Hochtief (UK) managing director Lawrence Jackson said: “The project will ...

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