CTA to renovate seven rail stations in USThe Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in the US is planning to carry out $86m worth of projects to renovate seven stations on the heavily-travelled Red Line El stations.
Network Rail signs signalling framework agreementNetwork Rail has signed a framework agreement with Signalling Solutions, Invensys Rail, Infrasig and Ansaldo for the development and design of a European-standard signalling system to be deployed across the UK rail network.
CAF to supply Urbos 3 trams to CentroSpanish rail maker CAF has signed a £40m contract with Centro, the UK's West Midlands transport authority, to supply 25 Urbos 3 trams.
Atlas Iron and QR National plan independent rail line in Pilbara of Australia
Atlas Iron has signed a memorandum of understanding with rail freight carrier QR National to explore the feasibility of an independent railway in Western Australia's Pilbara region costing around A$3.5bn ($3.6bn).
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Pittsburgh port authority weighs fare hike, service and staff cuts
Project Green Fleet seeks railroads interested in applying for EPA grants
CTA opens first new 'L' station in 18 years
Amtrak unveils plan for fleet replacement
RTA: Tie purchases plummeted, production climbed in March
Baltimore mayor urges CSXT to build intermodal facility in city; NS locomotive shop workers set safety record
GWI reports Q1 results, announces NS line lease in Alabama
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