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France and Italy sign Lyon – Turin accord FRENCH president Mr François Hollande, French secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies and Italian infrastructure and transport minister Mr Maurizio Lupi signed an agreement to go ahead with a new €26bn railway linking Lyon and Turin during an international summit in Paris on February 24.
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AN invitation to tender has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union for a contract to operate Germany's Northwest Hessen Network for 15 years from December 2017. The tender is being managed by...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has placed a £50m order with Plasser & Theurer for a new ballast cleaning machine, taking its total to five. Dubbed BCS5, this is the first unit to utilise...
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FRENCH president Mr François Hollande, French secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies and Italian infrastructure and transport minister Mr Maurizio Lupi signed an agreement to go ahead with a new €26bn railway linking...
THIS Sunday sees the demise of another European cross-border train service with the withdrawal of the three daily Regional Express services between Dresden, Germany, and Wroclaw in Poland. The RE 100 Dresden Wroclaw Express was launched...
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NORWAY's infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has awarded the first of five engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to Condotte, Italy, for the 22km Follo Line linking Oslo Central and Ski.The contract, which involves tunnel excavation using...
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A project to increase capacity and reduce journey times on Italy's 950mm-gauge Bari – Matera line took an important step forward on February 18, when the president of Appulo Lucane Railway (FAL) Mr Matteo Colamussi,...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption in the tender for a €510m contract to supply 118 Sprinter EMUs, which was awarded to CAF in December. NS initiated the probe following an...
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AVIGNON's troubled light rail project took another twist on February 24 when, after three-and-a-half hours of debate, Greater Avignon Council voted in favour of a plan to implement the project with a reduced specification. Previously the...
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GENESEE & Wyoming (G&W) announced on February 24 that it has agreed to acquire a 95% stake in Britain's Freightliner Group from Arcapita and other shareholders for $US 755m in cash. G&W will assume around £8.5m...
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FINLAND's finance minister Mr Antti Rinne announced on February 24 that plans for the Helsinki City Rail Loop have been shelved after the government failed to reach an agreement on funding for the €900m project...