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China finances Tehran - Mashhad electrification
THE CEO of China’s Exim Bank Mr Sun Ping and the CEO of Iran’s Bank of Industry and Mining, Mr Ashraf Afkhami, signed a $US 1.5bn loan agreement in Tehran on July 25, which will finance the electrification of the 926km Tehran - Mashhad line.
INDIA: Three consortia have been shortlisted by Indian Railways for a public-private partnership...
SBB Giruno begins testing at Velim
THE first Stadler RABe 501 Giruno inter-city EMU for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) began dynamic testing at the VUZ Velim test centre in the Czech Republic on July 24.
Contract awarded for Adelaide tram extension
THE state government of South Australia has awarded an $A 80m ($US 63.5m) contract for construction of Adelaide’s East End light rail extension to the Downer York joint venture of Downer EDI Works and South Australian partner York Civil.