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Denmark breaks ground on Ringsted – Fehmarn upgrade DENMARK's transport minister Mr Magnus Heunicke officially launched preliminary construction on September 2 on a DKr 9.3bn ($US 1.64bn) project to rebuild the 115km Ringsted – Holeby line, which will become the main rail link between Scandinavia and Germany when the 18km Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link opens in 2021.
Veolia refutes DB claim of wage dumping GERMAN Rail (DB), which is in the midst of a labour dispute with the GDL union over a 5% pay increase for its 37,000 traincrew, has accused private rail operators of wage dumping, an allegation that has been strongly refuted by Veolia, Germany's largest bus and rail operator.
Tianjin metro reaches Binhai Airport TIANJIN Binhai International Airport joined the Tianjin metro network on August 28 with the start of commercial services on the 4km eastern extension of Line 2 from Konggangjingjiqu to the airport's newly-completed Terminal 2.
Aubagne opens zero-fare tramway AUBAGNE, a town of 46,000 inhabitants situated east of Marseille, inaugurated its first light rail line on September 1.
Alstom to refurbish Scottish EMUs ROLLING stock leasor Eversholt Rail has awarded Alstom a £36.1m contract to refurbish its 40 class 334 EMUs operated by First ScotRail on services between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Bathgate.
KiwiRail seeks productivity boost as losses mount NEW ZEALAND's national railway KiwiRail has posted losses of $NZ 248m ($US 208m) for the 2013-14 financial year, which ended on June 30 2014, compared with a deficit of $NZ 174m in the previous financial year.
Besançon inaugurates "low cost" tram line THE French city of Besançon celebrated the inauguration of its first light rail line on August 30 with two days of festivities marking the completion of what is hailed by the city as the "lowest-cost tram line in France."
ABB to supply IGBT converters for SBB locos SWISS Federal Railways has awarded ABB Switzerland a contract worth around SFr 69.2m ($US 75.4m) to supply new traction equipment for its fleet of 119 Re460 electric locomotives as part of a SFr 230m mid-life refurbishment programme.

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denmark-breaks-ground-on-ringsted-–-fehmarn-upgrade
September 02, 2014
DENMARK's transport minister Mr Magnus Heunicke officially launched preliminary construction on September 2 on a DKr 9.3bn ($US 1.64bn) project to rebuild the 115km Ringsted – Holeby line, which will become the main rail link...
veolia-refutes-db-claim-of-wage-dumping
September 02, 2014
GERMAN Rail (DB), which is in the midst of a labour dispute with the GDL union over a 5% pay increase for its 37,000 traincrew, has accused private rail operators of wage dumping, an allegation...
newag-first-half-revenues-up-37
September 02, 2014
POLISH rolling stock manufacturer Newag issued its first half results on August 29, with net profits rising 147% to Zlotys 35.8m ($US 11.1m) and revenue reaching Zlotys 391.9m, a 37% increase compared with the corresponding...
tianjin-metro-reaches-binhai-airport
September 02, 2014
TIANJIN Binhai International Airport joined the Tianjin metro network on August 28 with the start of commercial services on the 4km eastern extension of Line 2 from Konggangjingjiqu to the airport's newly-completed Terminal 2. Services on...
aubagne-launches-zero-fare-tramway
September 02, 2014
AUBAGNE, a town of 46,000 inhabitants situated east of Marseille, inaugurated its first light rail line on September 1. Like the town's bus network, no fares are charged for travel on the tram line, making it...
$us-870m-first-half-loss-for-china-railways-corporation
September 01, 2014
CHINA Railways Corporation (CRC) has reported a loss of Yuan 5.36bn ($US 870m) after tax for the first half of this year, compared with a profit of Yuan 2.57bn in the first half of 2013. According...
alstom-to-refurbish-scottish-emus
September 01, 2014
ROLLING stock leasor Eversholt Rail has awarded Alstom a £36.1m contract to refurbish its 40 class 334 EMUs operated by First ScotRail on services between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Bathgate. Work is due to start in...

IRJ Blogs

low-cost-light-rail-what-can-we-learn-from-besançon?
September 02, 2014
THE inauguration of the light rail network in Besançon on August 30 was notable not only because it brings trams back to this French city of 115,000 inhabitants for the first time in 62 years...
onwards-and-upwards
August 29, 2014
TWO events this month provide strong evidence of the growing success of the global railway industry and its ability to withstand economic turbulence. InnoTrans, already the world's largest railway exhibition, will be bigger than ever...
europe-needs-a-shared-vision-for-overnight-trains
August 12, 2014
THE announcement that German Rail (DB) is to cut back its network of City Night Line services is another blow for Europe's overnight trains which, after years of cutbacks look set for further retrenchment.