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Bangladesh to test high-speed rail feasibility on key route 
The Bangladesh Government has signed a new agreement with two companies to carry out a feasibility study and detailed design works to build a high-speed railway between the capital Dhaka and seaport city of Chittagong.

New Zealand to study potential of Northland rail line upgrade 
The New Zealand Government is to start an investigation into the potential of expanding and upgrading the Northland’s rail line in the Auckland region.

Deals this week: DMTC, Thales, Egis 
Dhaka Mass Transit Company (DMTC) has awarded a Rs31.91bn ($470m) design-build contract to a joint venture (JV) of L&T Construction’s Railways Strategic Business Group and Marubeni Corporation for the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (MRT-Line 6).

UK’s first ‘dementia friendly’ railway line launches in Leeds 
The UK’s first dementia-friendly community rail line has been launched near Leeds in a bid to raise awareness and support those who travel and live with dementia.

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