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Funding agreed for second Munich S-Bahn tunnel GERMANY’s federal government is set to provide 60% of the funding required for a second east-west S-Bahn tunnel beneath Munich city centre under an agreement signed in the city on October 25 by federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt and minister president of the state of Bavaria Mr Horst Seehofer.
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ABELLIO Rail, NorthWestBahn (NWB) and DB Regio have won three tenders to operate train services in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia. Three public transport authorities, Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association (VRR), Nahverkehr Rheinland (NVR) and Zweckverband...
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ALSTOM has commenced delivery of 30 four-car class X61 Coradia Nordic EMUs ordered in February 2015 by Skånetrafiken for operation on the Pågatågen regional network in southwest Sweden. Alstom says delivery has begun ahead of schedule...
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BOMBARDIER announced on December 5 that French National Railways (SNCF) has ordered 52 additional Francilien suburban EMUs for services on Transilien lines J and L from Paris Saint Lazare. The order, which is being financed by...
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INDIA’s cabinet granted approval on November 30 for the Rs 109.5bn ($US 1.6bn) Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase 3 (MUTP 3) project, which aims to expand rail infrastructure in the Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad...
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AFTER years of debate over who should finance suburban rail services operated by Budapest Transport Company (BKV) outside the city boundaries, the department running the Commuter Railway (HÉV) network separated into a new company known...
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BOMBARDIER announced on November 22 that it has been awarded an eight-year contract by Montreal’s Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT) for to operate its six-line commuter rail network and maintain its fleet of locomotives and rolling...
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IRISH Rail (IE) introduced a new cross-city passenger service in Dublin on November 21 following the completion of a €13.7m project to upgrade an existing line which was formerly used by freight trains and empty...
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INFORMATION for prospective bidders for a concession to operate regional train services on the Elbe-Spree network (NES) in Germany has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.   The tender will be launched by...
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C2C, the subsidiary of National Express responsible for operating the Essex Thameside commuter franchise, introduced the first two Bombardier class 387/3 Electrostar EMUs on services from London Fenchurch Street to Basildon, Southend Central, and Shoeburyness...
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ARRIVA Rail London took sole charge of the London Overground orbital suburban rail network on November 13 with the start of a new seven-and-a-half-year operating concession. Arriva took over operations from London Overground Rail Operations (Lorol),...