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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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Frankfurt-Köln, Germany

German Railways (Deutsche Bahn – DB) is now a major player in European high-speed rail travel with its Inter City Express (ICE) programme. Deutsche Bahn AG, which came into being on January 1 1994, following the passing of the General Railway Restructuring Act the previous year, is now a holding ...

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Canary Wharf Station, London, United Kingdom

Canary Wharf station in London will be one of the largest Crossrail stations when completed. The station is expected to serve 25 million passengers a year. Its opening will reduce the journey time from Canary Wharf station to Heathrow, Farringdon, Bond Street, Woolwich and Abbey Wood stations to just 39 ...

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Bremen, Germany

Bremen in north-west Germany is one of the two urban subdivisions – the other being Bremerhaven – that make up the country’s smallest land (state), Freie Hansestadt Bremen. A historic port 60km along the river Weser from the North Sea, the thriving city of Bremen’s economy embraces aerospace technology, vehicle ...

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Amsterdam Metro / Light Rail Network, Netherlands

The largest single order for new-generation light rail vehicles was placed by the Dutch city of Amsterdam as part of a major exercise to replace its antiquated fleet of 234 trams which have become increasingly unreliable. Trams have been on the streets of Amsterdam for many years, but the city ...

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