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EC takes Austria to court over financial transparency THE European Commission announced on November 26 that it has launched infringement proceedings against Austria at the European Court of Justice for failing to comply with EU regulations on financial transparency in the rail sector.
Testing set to begin on Saudi high-speed line SAUDI transport minister Mr Jabara Al-Seraisry confirmed on November 24 that trial operation will begin "early next year" on the first completed section of the 450km Haramain high-speed line from Medina to Jeddah and Mecca.
Letter of intent signed for Beijing metro Line 16 THE Beijing municipal government, Beijing MTR Corporation, and the three shareholders of Beijing MTR signed a letter of intent during the Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium on November 26 to initiate a concession agreement for Part B of the Beijing metro Line 16 public-private partnership project.
French to study rubber-tyred metro train adhesion SIEMENS and Tisséo, the operator of the VAL light metro in Toulouse, are to conduct a three-year study of the adhesion of rubber-tyred metro trains with a view to improving their safety.
Buenos Aires Mitre Line trains enter service A new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs entered service on Buenos Aires' Mitre Line on November 25, replacing life-expired rolling stock with an average age of more than 50 years.
Blueprint for Britain’s Wessex network unveiled BRITAIN's infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has issued the Wessex Route Plan, a blueprint for the future of passenger and freight services from London Waterloo to the south and the west of England over the next 30 years.
Nordbahn start hit by rolling stock delays DELAYS in delivery of Stadler Flirt EMUs for the new Nordbahn service, which is due to commence on Schleswig-Holstein's central network from Hamburg to Itzehoe and Wrist on December 14, is putting the start of operations in doubt.
Budapest issues tender to rebuild metro cars BUDAPEST Transport Company (BKV) has published a tender to rebuild 222 metro cars used on Line 3 with an option to rebuild a further 42 cars.

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ec-takes-austria-to-court-over-financial-transparency
November 26, 2014
THE European Commission announced on November 26 that it has launched infringement proceedings against Austria at the European Court of Justice for failing to comply with EU regulations on financial transparency in the rail sector. The...
cz-loko-wins-finnish-locomotive-order
November 26, 2014
FINNISH open-access operator Fennia Rail has awarded CZ Loko, Czech Republic, a contract to supply three 1524mm-gauge six-axle type 774.7F diesel locomotives, which it will use to launch freight operations in Finland at the end...
testing-set-to-begin-on-saudi-high-speed-line
November 26, 2014
SAUDI transport minister Mr Jabara Al-Seraisry confirmed on November 24 that trial operation will begin "early next year" on the first completed section of the 450km Haramain high-speed line from Medina to Jeddah and Mecca. Testing...
letter-of-intent-signed-for-beijing-metro-line-16
November 26, 2014
THE Beijing municipal government, Beijing MTR Corporation, and the three shareholders of Beijing MTR signed a letter of intent during the Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium on November 26 to initiate a concession agreement...
french-to-study-rubber-tyred-metro-train-adhesion
November 26, 2014
SIEMENS and Tisséo, the operator of the VAL light metro in Toulouse, are to conduct a three-year study of the adhesion of rubber-tyred metro trains with a view to improving their safety. VAL trains run...
buenos-aires-mitre-line-trains-enter-service
November 26, 2014
A new fleet of Chinese-built suburban EMUs entered service on Buenos Aires' Mitre Line on November 25, replacing life-expired rolling stock with an average age of more than 50 years. CSR Qingdao Sifang is supplying 30-six...
November 25, 2014
A CONSORTIUM led by CAF, Spain, has been chosen by Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) to supply trains and equipment for a new inter-urban passenger service linking Mexico City and Toluca.The €690m contract...

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