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Stuttgart 21 facing three-year delay and €1bn cost overrun THE cost of the controversial Stuttgart 21 project is now expected to rise by a further €1.1bn to €7.6bn, plus a contingency which could take the final bill to around €8bn, while completion has been delayed by another three years to 2024.
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TWO German companies, Voith and Liebherr, have agreed to develop diesel engines for rail vehicles. Liebherr will supply several versions of its basic 500kW engine and components for the exhaust gas aftertreatment system based on...
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DB Long Distance issued a public apology on December 13 for the poor service and major delays suffered by passengers using the new Berlin - Munich high-speed route following the opening of the last section...
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NEW Bombardier commuter trains have entered service on two lines of the Paris suburban network: Regio 2N double-deck EMUs on Line R and Francilien EMUs on Line L. Bombardier is supplying 42 Regio 2N articulated trains...
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THE project to convert the Schiedam - Hook of Holland Line from heavy rail to light metro and connect it to the Rotterdam metro has been delayed for a second time and is not expected...
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A majority in the Danish parliament, including the government and two other parties, has decided that the operation and maintenance of the Copenhagen S-Train network will be put out to tender in a public-private partnership. The...
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BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract. The cars will be formed into 10 six-car...
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THE Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has agreed a new public transport plan for 2018-2020 which includes the almost total renewal of the train fleet by 2019. The deal was signed on December 11 by the region’s...
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STUTTGART Tramways (SSB) opened a northern extension to light rail Line U12 on December 9 from Hallschlag to Wagrainäcker to connect with line U14 and made several changes to its network on December 10 due...
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FRENCH National Railways’ (SNCF) low-cost high-speed service, Ouigo, launched services from central Paris for the first time with the start of the new timetable on December 10. Ouigo trains are now running from Paris Montparnasse to...
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THE £85m Ordsall Chord project, to provide Manchester with a cross-city mainline rail link, opened on December 10. The link enables trains to run directly for the first time from Manchester Victoria on the north side...

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