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Leighton secures contracts in Asia and Australia worth EUR 568 million

Rail industry news / 19 May 2011 /

Via its Group companies, HOCHTIEF subsidiary Leighton has secured new contracts worth approximately EUR 568 million

Improving Melbourne’s metropolitan train system one step at a time

Issue 4 2010 / 3 August 2010 /

Six months in to its contract as operator of Melbourne’s metropolitan train network, Metro’s focus is firmly on improving asset reliability, simplifying the timetable and making every minute count.

In 2009, the Victorian Government selected a new contractor to operate Melbourne’s metropolitan rail services. The network assets, which are Government-owned and funded, have been privately operated and maintained since 1999.

On 30 November 2009, Metro Trains Melbourne (Metro) began operations, taking over from former operator Connex (Connex was involved in the management of Melbourne’s rail network since it was privatised, and assumed full operational control of the network in 2000).