Albanian Railways awards consulting contract for Tirana network modernisation

The consortium, led by Ardanuy Ingeniería and also made up of Metrotenerife and SIM SpA Albania, will assist Albanian Railways (HSH) in the implementation of the tender and awarding phases of the works for the renovation of over 34 kilometers of the network
Europe

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Three Singapore JRL construction contracts worth $429.1m awarded

Asian Rail News
The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded three civil contracts for the construction of four stations on the Jurong Region Line (JRL).

Eastleigh derailment: your questions answered

UK
It’s been three weeks since a freight train derailed at Eastleigh and since then I’ve tried to be as open as I can be about the causes of the incident, so the people who have been so badly affected can at least understand why it happened.

MTR opens Hong Kong’s Tuen Ma Line

Asian Rail News
The 6.8km line is an effectively an extension of the Ma On Shan line, with services running from Tai Wai through Hin Keng and Diamond Hill to Kai Tak and is part of the delayed 17km Shatin – Central link (SCL), which at $HK 97.1bn ($US 12.43bn) is Hong Kong’s most expensive metro project.

Storm Dennis: passengers urged to check before travelling this weekend

UK
Network Rail and train operators are advising passengers to check before they travel again this weekend, with Storm Dennis set to bring more high winds and further rainfall on Saturday and Sunday.

Bombardier revenue drops as Alstom merger rumours gather pace

Europe
According to Bloomberg, Alstom remains in advanced talks with Bombardier over the possible takeover as the Canadian firm seeks to offload assets following a costly expansion in aerospace. News of the proposed deal was first reported in January.

Network Rail and BTP target scrap dealers to tackle trading of stolen metal

UK
Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have begun visiting scrap yards in Greater Manchester as a part of efforts to tackle the trading of stolen metal following recent figures revealing that over 400 incidents of metal theft on the railway between London Euston and Carlisle have occurred in the last 12 months.

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