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Richard Lutz set to be next DB CEO - reports GERMAN Rail (DB) is expected to appoint current chief financial officer (CFO) Dr Richard Lutz as its next CEO, succeeding Dr Rüdiger Grube who resigned in January. According to German media reports, DB’s supervisory board is expected to confirm the appointment at a meeting next week.
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PORTUGUESE Trains (CP) unveiled its first refurbished series 4000 Alfa Pendular tilting inter-city EMU at a ceremony at Lisbon Santa Apolónia station on March 24. The €18m mid-life refurbishment programme is being carried out by EMEF...
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THE newly-appointed CEO of German Rail (DB), Dr Richard Lutz, announced a return to profitability on March 23 having turned a loss of €1.3bn in 2015 into a €700m profit last year.Revenue increased by 0.3%...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) will reduce intervals between inter-city services on one of its busiest routes to just 10 minutes from December after giving the final go-ahead for the introduction of a high-frequency timetable on the...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) can look back on a successful year in 2016 with records in several areas: passenger journeys rose by 3.5% to 1.25 million per day, total freight traffic was up by 9.9%...
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THE supervisory board of German Rail (DB) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Richard Lutz as its next CEO for a five-year term which will run until March 2022.Lutz, who will continue as DB’s chief...
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TRANSPORT for West Midlands (TfWM) announced on March 22 that it will take the day-to-day operation of the Midland Metro light rail network in Birmingham and Wolverhampton in-house when the current concession expires in October...
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TENDERS have been invited for a €23m project to electrify the 49km Viana do Castelo - Valença section of Portugal’s Minho line which runs north from Nine via Viana do Castelo to Valença on the...
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THE European Union’s (EU) Transforming Transport big data research project, which was launched in January and runs through to June 30 2019, is preparing to launch a rail pilot project in Spain as one of...
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BLACKPOOL Council published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on March 21 for a contract to extend the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramway to Blackpool North station. The 550m double-track extension...
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FRANCE’s infrastructure manager, SNCF Network, put into service a new control centre for Paris Gare de Lyon during the weekend of March 18-19. The first train departed the terminal at 05.01 on March 20. Around 700...

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