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New East Midlands franchise tender launches

BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a tender for the East Midlands franchise, which will run from August 2019 until August 2027, and started consultation for the new Cross-Country franchise.   Abellio, Arriva and incumbent Stagecoach were shortlisted to bid last year, while a joint venture of First Group ...

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LA Metro Awarded $703.6M For Transportation Projects

California Transportation Commission has granted $703.6m in SB-1 funding for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US. Recently, the California Transportation Agency (CalSTA) also announced its SB-1 grant to fund transit and intercity rail capital improvements, with $1.088bn having been allocated for Metro. California has received ...

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Savage Saudi Arabia equips Saudi Aramco and MWSPC with locomotives

Saudi-American joint venture Savage Saudi Arabia has delivered seven locomotives and two locomotive booster units to Saudi Arabia’s Eastern and Northern Provinces to support railway operations. These locomotives and booster units, delivered from the US, will support the rail operations at Saudi Aramco and Ma’aden Wa’ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company (MWSPC) ...

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