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London seeks new Overground network operator TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has invited prospective operators to register their interest by mid-May for a new concession to run the London Overground rail network starting on November 13 2016 for a period of 7.5 years with an option to extend it by up to two years.
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THE first of 27 three-car DMUs being supplied by CNR for commuter services on the metre-gauge Belgrano Sur network in Buenos Aires rolled off the production line at the CNR Tianjin plant in eastern China...
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Interactive screens embedded into train windows have long been painted as a vision of the future of onboard information services for rail passengers. But with trials of a new system developed by Israeli company Oran...
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With widespread adoption and seemingly limitless capabilities, smartphones are revolutionising how passengers use and interact with rail transport. Frank Nosbers, senior consultant at BearingPoint, considers current and future smartphones uses, which he argues could benefit...
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The Indian government has approved record funding with the promise of more to come to modernise Indian Railways and provide desperately-needed extra capacity. However, as Raghav Thakur reports, IR has a poor record for implementing...
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has invited prospective operators to register their interest by mid-May for a new concession to run the London Overground rail network starting on November 13 2016 for a period of 7.5...
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EAST Japan Railway Company (JR East) unveiled its new generation E235 EMU for Tokyo's Yamanote Line to the press at its Shinagawa depot on March 28. The prototype 11-car train will enter passenger service in the...
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PHILIPPINE state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) plans to issue a tender this year to establish a joint-venture company with a private partner to implement the Clark Rail project, an 82km section of the...
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SIEMENS has officially been awarded a €1.7bn contract by Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) to supply 82 Desiro High Capacity (HC) EMUs for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) network and maintain the fleet for 32 years. VRR announced...
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THE introduction of new train timetables in Japan on March 14 was not only notable for the opening of the country's latest high-speed line, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, but also acceleration of Tokaido Shinkansen services, the...
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GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Networks has announced plans to invest €95m in renewal of signalling systems in the 6km Frankfurt City Tunnel to increase capacity and improve reliability in the core of the Rhine-Main S-Bahn...