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Northern Powerhouse Rail appoints consultant

Mace is already responsible for project controls, project management, and stakeholder management, and under the new contract will continue these roles while also taking on commercial support.
UK

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High Speed Rail Group calls on UK government for transformative high-speed rail programme

UK
The High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has called on the UK government to implement a transformative high-speed rail programme across the UK. Investment in high-speed rail infrastructure – through HS2 and beyond – will be essential to supporting resilience and growth in the economy and building the new national railway spine that the country needs.

Group wants to see change, but Calgary officials have their own revisions in mind for Green Line

Canada
Saving some green is the current mindset of Calgary officials when it comes to the construction of the new Green Line. Future expansion also is top of mind as the City Council will look to approve plans for the light-rail project so construction can start in the first half of 2020.

Metra suspends all service on Monday, June 1

USA
Metra has announced that it has suspended all service for Monday, June 1 for the safety of passengers and employees.

Proposals for upgraded Brighton Main Line and East Croydon station released

UK
Passengers on the Brighton Main Line are being asked to provide feedback on proposals showing major work to unblock the bottleneck at Croydon to provide more frequent services.

Helsinki unveils proposed Viikki-Malmi light rail line

Tram and Light Rail News
The approximately 11-12km line will connect with the city’s existing light rail network, forming part of the regional network.

GTR implements new technology to monitor train passenger numbers

Coronavirus Transport News
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) – operator of Thameslink and Great Northern – is using innovative technology from Siemens Mobility to monitor the number of passengers on its trains, supporting service operation and timetable planning to assist with safe social distancing in line with COVID-19 guidance outlined by the UK government.

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