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Strasbourg’s cross-border tram line inaugurated A cross-border tram link between Strasbourg and the German town of Kehl was inaugurated on April 28, kicking off two days of celebrations marking the opening of the extension of Line D from Aristide Briande.
RegioJet to launch Prague - Vienna services CZECH and Slovakian open-access passenger operator RegioJet announced on April 27 that it is planning to launch services between Prague and Vienna, beginning at the start of the 2018 timetable in mid-December 2017.
Renfe to order more Talgo high-speed trains SPANISH national train operator Renfe is set to exercise an option with Talgo for 15 additional Avril high-speed trains, just six months after it awarded a contract to supply and maintain an initial batch of 15 of the 330km/h trains.
SNCF joins Virgin and Stagecoach for West Coast Partnership bid FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) announced on April 25 that it is bidding jointly with Virgin and Stagecoach for Britain’s West Coast Partnership (WCP) franchise, which encompasses inter-city services on the West Coast Main Line and the initial phase of operations on High-Speed 2 (HS2).
BLS eyes expansion as revenues climb SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS says it is still pushing for a concession to operate long-distance services beyond its own network, despite the recent failure of talks with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) on the future of domestic inter-city services.
European open-access rail alliance formed AN alliance has been formed in Brussels which brings together open-access operators in the passenger and freight sectors with the aim of collectively addressing issues affecting non-incumbent rail companies.
NS and Prorail fined for poor performance THE Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure has fined both Netherlands Railways (NS) and Prorail for failing to meet contractually-agreed performance levels.
Californian Charger locomotives ready for operation SIEMENS confirmed on April 18 that the first SC-44 Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotives for California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin revenue testing on the Sacramento - Oakland - San Jose Capitol Corridor before the end of the month.

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April 28, 2017
A cross-border tram link between Strasbourg and the German town of Kehl was inaugurated on April 28, kicking off two days of celebrations marking the opening of the extension of...
April 28, 2017
ALSTOM and Airbus have concluded a cybersecurity cooperation agreement, which was signed by Mr Marc Fontaine, the digital transformation officer at Airbus, and Mr Pascal Cléré, the senior vice president...
April 28, 2017
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has reported strong results for 2016, with ridership reaching a record 244 million passengers in 2016, slightly up from the 238 million passengers recorded in 2015. Rail...
April 28, 2017
LEASING company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has sold 32 Vossloh diesel locomotives to Dublin-based RIVE for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes three G1000s, 25 G1206s, and four G2000s. MRCE will...
April 28, 2017
THE first Hitachi class 802 inter-city train for Great Western Railway (GWR) services from London to Devon and Cornwall left the Japanese port Kobe on April 26 on the first...
April 27, 2017
B LOGISTICS, the privatised Belgian rail freight operator which was split off from Belgian National Railways (SNCB), has changed its name to Lineas. B Logistics shares are held by Argos Soditic...
April 27, 2017
ABELLIO Rail Baden-Württemberg (ARBW) has exercised an option with Bombardier for five additional Talent 2 EMUs for the German state’s regional Network 1a (Neckar Network), which Abellio will operate for...

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