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first_imgCAPTION: Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Transportation Bureau (Toei) took delivery last month of the first second-generation trainset for its small-profile linear motored metro Line 12. An update on progress with the construction of this line can be found in Developing Metros 1997, which is sent free to subscribers with this issueSpanish Minister of Public Works Rafael Arias Salgado told Parliament last month that the state would fund construction of the planned 300 km/h AVE line between Madrid and Barcelona using funds generated by the privatisation of public companies. Tenders for lots between Madrid and Zaragoza could be called this year, with work starting in 1998.CAPTION: The first Class 152 heavy freight loco built by Siemens and Krauss Maffei for DB Cargo has begun test running on Siemens’ Wildenrath test track; formal opening of the test facilities is scheduled for June 16 (RG 10.96 p627)last_img

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