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Sweden unveils SKr 712.5bn national transport plan SWEDEN’s deputy prime minister and climate minister Mrs Isabella Lövin and infrastructure minister Mr Tomas Eneroth unveiled the 2018-2029 National Plan for the Transport System on June 1, outlining how the government will spend SKr 712.5bn ($US 81.4bn) on the country’s road, rail, aviation and port infrastructure over the next decade.
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WARSAW Metro has selected a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Škoda Vagonka as preferred bidders to supply 74 driving cars and 148 intermediate cars formed into 37 seven-car sets, with an option for eight additional...
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DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail and DB Cargo are developing plans to test the operation of 740m-long freight trains. The trial will take place at the end of August with the train of car transporters running from...
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BLS, Switzerland’s second biggest railway, announced on June 21 it has decided to accept the two concessions it has been awarded by the Swiss Federal Transport Office (BAV), and will not appeal the decision not...
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THE first 96 Bombardier C30 metro trains for Stockholm Local Transport (SL) arrived in the Swedish capital on June 19, with the trains set to enter service on the Red Line in summer 2019.The 70m-long...
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SWITZERLAND’s Lugano Railways (FLP) has awarded Stadler a SFr 47m ($US 47.3m) contract to supply nine low-floor tram-trains as part of a major expansion of its Lugano - Ponte Tresa line services to cope with...
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THE German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the French Grand Est region have agreed to deepen cross-border cooperation and on June 19 released a joint concept and tender for cross-border regional rail services to start operation...
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SWEDISH open-access passenger operator Saga Rail (SR) has announced it has stopped operation of its sole service and lodged a complaint with the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) until a dispute with incumbent national operator SJ...
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IRISH Rail (IE) has signed a contract with Rolls-Royce to rebuild three MTU PowerPacks on a Hyundai Rotem 22000 class DMU with new EcoWorld transmissions from ZF to improve more efficiency and reduce noise emissions.The...
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TRANSPORT for London (TfL) unveiled the first of 54 new class 710 Aventra EMUs being supplied by Bombardier on June 20, which will replace the current diesel trains on London’s Overground network.The first eight four-car...
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STADLER is entering the signalling business through a joint venture with Mermec, Italy, with the Swiss company saying it is already running field tests and has started the approval process in Switzerland.Stadler says the move...

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