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USA: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced on Wednesday 20 August the closing of a $1.28 billion Transportation Infrastructure Financial Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for construction of Phase Two of the Metrorail Silver Line extension. Work will begin at the Wiehle Avenue Station, where Phase One work ended, and includes construction of 11.4 miles of track from Wiehle Avenue to Route...

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JAPAN: Tokyo Monorail Co. has announced the plans to extend its line between Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport and East Japan Railway Co.’s Hamamatsucho Station to Tokyo Station.According to Japan Real Time, the current service route would be extended by three kilometres, cost about ¥110 billion ($1.07 billion), and shorten travel time from Haneda to the heart of the city by six minutes to 18 minutes, from the current 24 minutes.The Hamamatsucho...

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UK: Three companies have been shortlisted to run the Northern franchise, while 3 companies are being considered for the TransPennine Express franchise. All of these companies have successfully passed the pre-qualification stage, and will now be asked to develop their plans for the franchises before they receive the government’s invitation to tender in December.Currently First TransPennine Express operates 30 stations including Manchester Airport,...

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DFW Airport gets a direct rail link

Monday, 18 Aug, 2014

USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are celebrating the opening of the last Orange Line segment to th...

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New leader appointed for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

Thursday, 14 Aug, 2014

USA: The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority selected Charles W. Stark as the new executive director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Projec...

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VIDEO: 8km Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnel revealed

Monday, 11 Aug, 2014

AUSTRALIA: The $2billion Forrestfield-Airport Link will run for eight kilometres in two underground tunnels beneath the Swan River and Perth Airpor...

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Nine mayors sign agreement supporting Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus passenger rail corridor

Thursday, 7 Aug, 2014

USA: Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and the mayors of eight other cities signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on cooperation in development of a Chic...

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Leeds and Manchester Airports could benefit from new transport plan

Tuesday, 5 Aug, 2014

UK: A new transport plan developed by a an alliance of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield has been presented to the Chancellor o...

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