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Urban rail news in brief - January 2010

Urban rail news in brief - January 2010

4 January 2010 Press Release Rail & Coach News

The EU Regional Operational Programme will provide 85% of the 162m zloty needed for MPK Czestochowa’s tram expansion. The project involves construction of a 4·5 km double-track line with nine stops for around 98·7m zloty. Seven new low-floor trams will be acquired for 63m zloty.

Balfour Beatty to acquire Strata Construction for £10.3 million

Balfour Beatty to acquire Strata Construction for £10.3 million

24 December 2009 Press Release Rail & Coach News

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group operating in construction services, professional services, support services and infrastructure investments, announces today that it has acquired Strata Construction, a Doncaster-based company specialising in the construction of affordable housing.

Russian high speed train enters service

Russian high speed train enters service

21 December 2009 Press Release Rail & Coach News

RUSSIA: ‘This is not just a train and these are not just carriages, this is a different life, different technology, a different means of transport’, said Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin before joining passengers on the first Sapsan high speed train service from Moscow to St Petersburg at 19.00 on December 17.