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Etihad Airways have expanded its partnership with AccessRail allowing Etihad customers to book rail tickets with their air fare.

Customers will be able to use rail routes operated by many major European operators including Germany’s Deutsche Bahn, Great Western Railway from London Heathrow and SNCF from their Paris terminals.

This partnership aims to provide a convenient way for anyone in these countries serviced to have access to easy travel by combining all modes of transport into a single ticket and itinerary.

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Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have added the Cornavin to Zurich Airport route to the ‘Airtrain’ services in offers in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Railways.

The idea behind the route is to continue providing a good connection between Western Switzerland and Zurich International given that SWISS have cut down on their Geneva – Zurich flights over COVID-19 concerns.

This is the third Airtrain service offered by SWISS following similar routes from Basel and Lugano.

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Honolulu’s airport rail line is nearly 5 months behind schedule due to a dispute between Hitachi Rail and Shimmick/Traylor/Granite.

The dispute is over who has caused a 4+ month delay on completion of 4 stations along the new route. Hitachi claim they are facing increased costs by not having access to the new stations while STG claim that Hitachi are responsible for the delays as the designs did not display where to install conduits and other equipment.

This is yet another delay in a project that has already faced delays in construction due to a contaminated water site in 2018, and a possible $40m delay in relocating utilities along Ualena Street.

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Work laying the track for the $1.3bn airport link from Forrestfield to Perth airport. Martinus Rail was awarded the contract to lay the track by WeBuild and NRW.

The track itself comes in 27.5m sections of which 8 are then welded together to form the final product to be installed. A total of 2400 tonnes of steel will be used to create 40km of track for each new tunnel.

With 1km of track already being laid since the completion of tunnelling earlier this year the project is on track to open in late 2021 with projections suggesting that the line will remove up to 15,000 vehicles a day off the road.

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Construction of DART's silver line is underway as seen with the delivery of 480m steel track. The silver line is "designed to provide a high-speed, reliable transit option for residents and commuters with connections to the existing and planned transit systems".

The line will provide service from Dallas's northeast suburbs of Plano, Richardson, and Addison to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal B. Once at DFW airport commuters will connect to Fort Worth via TEXRail.

The project is expected to be complete in 2022 and cost $2bn.