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Indonesia launches rail service from Jakarta to airport

The new rail service project involved an investment of nearly $369m and was inaugurated by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The 34km-long rail route will connect Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten Province, with two other stations, including the Sudirman Baru station situated in Jakarta’s business district. Construction works for ...

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PBTS wins $270m monorail contract in China

PBTS is a joint venture (JV) between Bombardier Transportation and Chinese company CRRC. Bombardier owns 50% of the shares in PBTS, which is consolidated by the company’s partner firm CRRC Nanjing Puzhen. The Wuhu’s monorail system is scheduled to open in 2020 and will comprise two lines. The 30.3km Line ...

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Amtrak train derailment in Washington kills three

The incident saw 13 cars of the Amtrak Cascades 501 become derailed near DuPont and tumble from the bridge to the highway Interstate 5 during rush hour traffic. The accident involved five vehicles and two trucks, reported Reuters. Several motorists on the road were also injured. The news agency quoted ...

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Contract awarded for $8.4bn Metro Tunnel project in Australia

The partnership, which features Lendlease, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital, was selected to deliver a A$6bn ($4.59bn) tunnel and stations package in support of the development. The deal covers the financing, design, construction and maintenance of the package for a period of approximately 25 years. Cross Yarra Partnership ...

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