First LTE-railway network starts official service in South Korea.(www.railway-technology.com)

Sound Transit to run light trains on clean energy from 2019
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ERFA establishes Alliance of Rail New Entrants association
The European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) has established the Alliance of Rail New Entrants (Allrail), a new rail association in Europe that brings together non-incumbent companies from Brussels’ freight and passenger rail markets.

Deals this week: Telstra, Bechtel
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First LTE-railway network starts official service in South Korea
Samsung Electronics’ LTE-Railway (LTE-R) solution has launched its official service on the 41km-long Busan Metro line 1 in South Korea.