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Alstom to execute €40m railway upgrade project in Romania

An agreement related to the project was recently signed between the Asocierea RailWorks consortium and Romania’s national operator of railway infrastructure, CFR. The consortium also consists of two additional companies, Aktor and Arcada. Alstom is currently due to complete the rail project by December 2020. The rail subsection (2c), Cap Y ...

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Dijon Tramway, France

The initial line of the Dijon Tramway System, T1, was inaugurated at Dijon, France in September 2012. T2, the second line of the tramway opened in December 2012. The two lines cover a distance of 20km. Line T1 is 8.5km long and T2 is 11.5km long. The entire tramway system ...

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Grand Paris Express, France

The Grand Paris Express is part of the Grand Paris project announced in 2007, under Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency, to develop Greater Paris into a sustainable metropolitan area. The 205km rapid transit network is located in the Ile-de-France region in France. The project involves construction of four new automatic metro lines ...

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East Coast Main Line (ECML), Edinburgh to London, United Kingdom

An upgrading programme for the 393-mile (632km) East Coast Main Line (ECML) route between London and Edinburgh, and its key divergences serving Leeds, Bradford and Glasgow, was thrust into a new context during 2007, when its principal intercity franchise also fell into new hands. The publication of government spending priorities, ...

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Eurostar e320 High-Speed Train, United Kingdom

Eurostar e320, a fourth-generation train of the Siemens Velaro family, is scheduled to start commercial operations in late 2015. The interoperable high-speed train will run on the London-Paris-Brussels line, traversing the Eurotunnel between the UK and mainland Europe. It was officially unveiled at St Pancras International station, London, in November ...

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