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Italian head-on collision leaves 23 dead A head-on collision between two regional trains in the Puglia region of southern Italy has killed at least 23 people and injured more than 50, four of them seriously.
bombardier-unveils-first-aventra-emu-for-crossrail
THE first class 345 Aventra commuter EMU for London’s east-west Crossrail link was unveiled to the press by Bombardier and Transport for London (TfL) at Bombardier’s Derby plant on July 29.TfL and Britain’s Department for...
network-rail-awards-contract-to-jacobs-for-heathrow-airport-link
JACOBS engineering group announced on July 27 it was awarded a contract by Network Rail to provide a second rail link from the Great Western main line to London Heathrow airport, Britain. The work is part...
sncf-network-awards-five-year-track-renewal-contract
FRANCE’s infrastructure manager, SNCF Network, has awarded a five-year track renewal contract, with an option for a two-year extension, to a joint venture led by Meccoli, which includes ETF, a subsidiary of Vinci group company...
ec-orders-adif-to-return-hs-test-centre-funds
THIS week the European Commission (EC) ordered Adif, the Spanish infrastructure manager, to return €141m to the government that it was granted for the construction of a high-speed railway test centre in southern Spain designed...
rzd-breaks-even-in-first-half-of-2016
REPORTING to Russia’s president Mr Vladimir Putin, the president of Russian Railways (RZD) Mr Oleg Belozerov, revealed that RZD broke even during in the first half of 2016. RZD achieved a net full-year profit of Roubles...
evraz-develops-new-high-speed-rail-for-russia
EVRAZ has almost completed development of a new rail for use on the planned Moscow - Kazan high-speed line which is intended to have a maximum speed of 400km/h.“This rail will be suitable for high-speed...
loram-acquires-uk-rolling-stock-specialist-rvel
LORAM, United States, has announced its acquisition of RVEL, the rolling stock engineering and operating specialist based in Derby, Britain, and now seeks to grow its customer base in Britain and Europe. Loram UK is currently...
glasgow-airport-rail-link-project-makes-progress
AN outline business case for a tram-train between Glasgow and Glasgow Airport is due to be presented for approval in December. The tram-train project foresees LRVs running on the existing line between Glasgow Central and Paisley...
high-speed-testing-begins-on-tgv-sud-europ-atlantique
AFTER four years of construction, the Lisea consortium celebrated a milestone for the Sud Europ Atlantique high-speed line on July 25, when high-speed testing began on the central section of the 302km route from Tours...
hamburg-köln-express-pulls-out-of-frankfurt
GERMAN open-access passenger operator, Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX), has announced that it will cease operating to Frankfurt and cut back its Hamburg - Cologne service to operate only four days per week from September 1. HKX extended its...