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UK shortlists seven consortia for £900m HS2 enabling works
The UK Government has shortlisted seven consortia for a £900m share of preparatory work, ahead of the start of major civil engineering on the first stage of High Speed 2 (HS2) project between London and the West Midlands.

Habshan-Shah-Mirfa-Ruwais line in UAE cleared for commercial operations
Etihad Rail has received safety clearance from the UAE Federal Transport Authority (FTA) to start commercial operations on the 264km Habshan-Shah-Mirfa-Ruwais line.

Estel RA wins Algerian railway signalling work
A joint venture of Algerian Railways (SNTF) and Siemens, Estel Rail Automation (Estel RA), has won a contract to supply signalling, safety and control systems for the 140km-long rail network in the Algiers metropolitan area.

MTR Nordic to operate Stockholm suburban rail services
Hong Kong-based MTR has secured a ten-year contract from Sweden’s Stockholm County Council to operate and maintain the city’s suburban rail services via its subsidiary MTR Nordic.