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General Electric “in talks” to purchase Alstom GENERAL Electric (GE) is reportedly in negotiations with Alstom over a $US 13bn takeover of the French company, and is said to have the support of Alstom's majority shareholder Bouygues, which holds a 29% stake.
SNCF reports revenue increase in Q1 FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) revenues totalled €7.9bn in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 1.7% from the same period in 2013, with all business units reporting growth apart from SNCF Voyages, which is responsible for long-distance passenger services, and recorded a 1.9% fall in revenues.
Tunnels completed on new Israeli line BOTH bores of the 4.6km Gilon tunnel on the 23km Acre – Carmiel line under construction in northern Israel have been completed.
Adif awards ERTMS contract for high-speed lines SPAIN's infrastructure manager Adif has awarded a €410m contract to Alstom to install ERTMS Level 2 signalling on 310km of high-speed line in northern Spain and to maintain the equipment for 20 years.
Eurostar reports strong first quarter growth THE number of passengers travelling by Eurostar high-speed services between London, Paris and Brussels increased by 3% to 2.3 million, while revenue grew by 7% to £227m during the first quarter of 2014.
RegioJet to launch Slovakian open-access service CZECH open-access passenger operator RegioJet has unveiled plans to launch its first long-distance domestic services in Slovakia, which will link the capital Bratislava with the eastern city of Košice.
Tehran opens metro Line 3 extension THE SECOND phase of Tehran Metro Line 3 was inaugurated on April 22, when the city's Mayor Mr Mohammad Qalibaf officially opened the 12km extension from Vali-e Asr to Azadegan.
Route selected for Taipei – Toucheng direct line TAIWAN's Railway Reconstruction Bureau (RRB) announced on April 22 that it has adopted a preferred route for a direct line between Taipei and the island's East Coast.

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two-stage-signalling-contract-awarded-by-adif
April 24, 2014
THE board of Adif, Spain's infrastructure manager, has placed a €54m contract with Siemens Rail Automation and Thales to equip the Pajares bypass with Spain's Asfa ATP system, ERTMS and associated signalling and telecommunications equipment....
general-electric-“in-talks”-to-purchase-alstom
April 24, 2014
GENERAL Electric (GE) is reportedly in negotiations with Alstom over a $US 13bn takeover of the French company, and is said to have the support of Alstom's majority shareholder Bouygues, which holds a 29% stake. According...
sncf-reports-revenue-increase-in-q1
April 24, 2014
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) revenues totalled €7.9bn in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 1.7% from the same period in 2013, with all business units reporting growth apart from SNCF Voyages, which is...
tunnels-completed-on-new-israeli-line
April 24, 2014
BOTH bores of the 4.6km Gilon tunnel on the 23km Acre – Carmiel line under construction in northern Israel have been completed.The first bore was holed through on April 12, followed by the second bore...
adif-awards-ertms-contract-for-high-speed-lines
April 23, 2014
SPAIN's infrastructure manager Adif has awarded a €410m contract to Alstom to install ERTMS Level 2 signalling on 310km of high-speed line in northern Spain and to maintain the equipment for 20 years.The system will...
eurostar-reports-strong-first-quarter-growth
April 23, 2014
THE number of passengers travelling by Eurostar high-speed services between London, Paris and Brussels increased by 3% to 2.3 million, while revenue grew by 7% to £227m during the first quarter of 2014. Eurostar says...
regiojet-to-launch-slovakian-open-access-service
April 23, 2014
CZECH open-access passenger operator RegioJet has unveiled plans to launch its first long-distance domestic services in Slovakia, which will link the capital Bratislava with the eastern city of Košice. Student Agency, the parent company of RegioJet...

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hs2-needs-a-cross-london-link-to-continental-europe
April 11, 2014
PASSENGERS travelling on Britain's planned HS2 line from northern England wishing to travel to continental Europe are destined to trudge along Euston Road in London to transfer from Euston to St Pancras stations for the...
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April 09, 2014
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rail-must-embrace-innovation-to-survive
April 03, 2014
ONE of the main messages to emerge from last month's Railway Forum, staged in Berlin by the Institute for Production Management (IPM), is that rail needs more innovation if it is to remain competitive with...