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GySEV awards Hungarian electrification contract FOLLOWING a public tender, Hungary's Györ-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway (GySEV) has awarded a Forints 11.4bn ($US 51.3m) contract to electrify the 87km Mosonszolnok – Porpác line in western Hungary, which will enable the operation of electric services between Hegyeshalom and Szombathely.
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SPAIN's infrastructure manager Adif has awarded a €410m contract to Alstom to install ERTMS Level 2 signalling on 310km of high-speed line in northern Spain and to maintain the equipment for 20 years.The system will...
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THE number of passengers travelling by Eurostar high-speed services between London, Paris and Brussels increased by 3% to 2.3 million, while revenue grew by 7% to £227m during the first quarter of 2014. Eurostar says...
regiojet-to-launch-slovakian-open-access-service
CZECH open-access passenger operator RegioJet has unveiled plans to launch its first long-distance domestic services in Slovakia, which will link the capital Bratislava with the eastern city of Košice. Student Agency, the parent company of RegioJet...
pesa-orders-mtu-engines-for-polish-locomotives
PESA, Poland, has awarded a contract to MTU for 10 series 4000 R84 engines to power Gama 111Db locomotives being built for Polish long-distance passenger operator PKP Intercity. The engines feature exhaust gas recycling, common...
national-express-to-enter-spanish-high-speed-market?
NATIONAL Express subsidiary Alsa last week announced it has been granted a license by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport to operate passenger trains on the Spanish main line network. Currently Spain's largest private...
gysev-awards-hungarian-electrification-contract
FOLLOWING a public tender, Hungary's Györ-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway (GySEV) has awarded a Forints 11.4bn ($US 51.3m) contract to electrify the 87km Mosonszolnok – Porpác line in western Hungary, which will enable the operation of electric services...
financial-close-reached-on-east-coast-iep-order
BRITAIN's secretary of state of transport Mr Patrick McLoughlin announced on April 16 that the Department for Transport (DfT) has reached financial close on a £2.7bn contract for a fleet of 65 225km/h Super Express...
testing-starts-on-zürich-cross-city-link
TRIAL operations have begun on Zürich's new Durchmesserlinie (DML) cross-city link, which is due to open on June 15, with a total of 60 test trains passing through the new Löwenstrasse station beneath Zürich's existing...
moretti-leaves-fs-for-finmeccanica
ITALY's prime minister Mr Matteo Renzi has named Italian State Railways (FS) CEO Mr Mauro Moretti as CEO of Finmeccanica, the country's largest state-owned conglomerate, as part of a wider reshuffle of senior managers at...
abellio-signs-interim-greater-anglia-franchise-deal
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) announced on April 16 that it has signed a 27-month direct award franchise agreement with Abellio for the Greater Anglia franchise, which covers the operation of around 33.3 million train-km...