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LUAS firm loses British rail franchise

From iol.ie: The company awarded the contract to operate the LUAS system in Dublin has been stripped of a multi-billion pound rail franchise in Britain. French firm Connex, which operated trains in south-east England, lost the franchise after failing to meet targets for improving its service. The company’s heavy dependence on subsidies from the British […]

Dublin Metro gets go-ahead

From ireland.com At a meeting with Government ministers, the newly created Rail Procurement Agency (RPA) has been given permission to establish a competition with a view to appointing a company that will build, operate and finance the new system. The 70km system, twelve to fourteen kilometres of which will be underground, is expected to eventually […]