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BLS eyes expansion as revenues climb SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS says it is still pushing for a concession to operate long-distance services beyond its own network, despite the recent failure of talks with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) on the future of domestic inter-city services.
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A cross-border tram link between Strasbourg and the German town of Kehl was inaugurated on April 28, kicking off two days of celebrations marking the opening of the extension of Line D from Aristide Briande. Public...
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ALSTOM and Airbus have concluded a cybersecurity cooperation agreement, which was signed by Mr Marc Fontaine, the digital transformation officer at Airbus, and Mr Pascal Cléré, the senior vice president of Alstom’s digital mobility division,...
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AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has reported strong results for 2016, with ridership reaching a record 244 million passengers in 2016, slightly up from the 238 million passengers recorded in 2015. Rail Cargo Austria (RCA) says that...
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LEASING company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has sold 32 Vossloh diesel locomotives to Dublin-based RIVE for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes three G1000s, 25 G1206s, and four G2000s. MRCE will transfer 26 of the locomotives...
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THE first Hitachi class 802 inter-city train for Great Western Railway (GWR) services from London to Devon and Cornwall left the Japanese port Kobe on April 26 on the first leg of its sea voyage...
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B LOGISTICS, the privatised Belgian rail freight operator which was split off from Belgian National Railways (SNCB), has changed its name to Lineas. B Logistics shares are held by Argos Soditic (69%) and SNCB (31%). The rebranding...
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ABELLIO Rail Baden-Württemberg (ARBW) has exercised an option with Bombardier for five additional Talent 2 EMUs for the German state’s regional Network 1a (Neckar Network), which Abellio will operate for 13 years from June 2019. The...
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BRITISH Steel says it has become the first manufacturer to produce and deliver ultra-long corrosion protected rail with the completion of a renewal project in Scotland. It comes in response to a Network Rail request to...
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GERMAN Rail’s (DB) British rail freight subsidiary, DB Cargo UK, confirmed on April 26 that it has successfully reached agreements with four trade unions, Aslef, RMT, TSSA, and Unite, who were representing a majority of...
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ALSTOM and Paris Transport Authority (RATP) have successfully completed an experiment concerning the autonomous stabling of a tram at RATP’s line T7 depot in Vitry-sur-Seine. The project took six months to complete, including three at the...

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