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Final Buenos Aires private passenger concessionaire to lose contract THE Argentine government has announced that it will not renew the contract held by operator Ferrovías for the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter line from Retiro Belgrano station to Villa Rosa despite Ferrovías’ application for a contract extension.
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THE new CTrail Hartford Line commuter rail service, which connects New Haven, Hartford and Springfield in Connecticut, opened on June 16. More than 3000 passengers had used the line by noon on the opening day, taking...
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THE interurban passenger line under construction between Mexico City and Toluca has reached a milestone with the first of two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) breaking through the 4.7km long twin-bore Vía Derecha tunnel on June...
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ILE-de France Mobility, which is responsible for public transport in the Paris region, has unveiled the design for its fleet of RER New Generation (NG) trains which form part of its ambitious plans to replace...
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BRITISH train operator Northern has been forced to cut the number of trains it operates per day by 6% in an attempt to improve the reliability of its services. This means 165 services per day...
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REGIONAL passenger services across the Øresund bridge linking Denmark and Sweden are to be enhanced and reorganised in three phases between 2019 and 2021 to increase capacity and improve reliability.This follows a majority vote in...
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NIPPON Signal, Japan, has awarded Thales a sub-contract to install ETCS Level 1 on rolling stock and the two sections of the Red Line commuter rail line in Bangkok which will be operated by State...
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FORT Worth Trinity Metro celebrated a milestone for its TexRail commuter rail project on May 22 when the line’s train maintenance depot was inaugurated in the presence of the city’s mayor, Mrs Betsy Price, and...
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THE Welsh government announced on May 23 that it intends to appoint KeolisAmey as Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales & Borders franchise and the South Wales Metro network. The contract will be signed...
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THE introduction of a greatly-expanded timetable on the cross-London Thameslink on May 20, which has seen a 13% increase in the number of trains operated each day, and the retiming of most services on the...
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THE Transdev subsidiary North West Rail (NWB) has been chosen by Hannover’s Regional Assembly to operate the 10-line Hannover S-Bahn network totalling 9.1 million train-km annually.Bids were submitted by NWB, incumbent operator DB Regio, Keolis...

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