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Agreement signed on HS links to Italian airports OPTIONS for improving high-speed rail links to Italy's most important airports will be examined in more detail following the signing of an agreement between Italian State Railways (FS) and the Italian Ministry of Transport on August 26.
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POLISH rolling stock manufacturer Newag issued its first half results on August 29, with net profits rising 147% to Zlotys 35.8m ($US 11.1m) and revenue reaching Zlotys 391.9m, a 37% increase compared with the corresponding...
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AUBAGNE, a town of 46,000 inhabitants situated east of Marseille, inaugurated its first light rail line on September 1. Like the town's bus network, no fares are charged for travel on the tram line, making it...
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ROLLING stock leasor Eversholt Rail has awarded Alstom a £36.1m contract to refurbish its 40 class 334 EMUs operated by First ScotRail on services between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Bathgate. Work is due to start in...
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THE French city of Besançon celebrated the inauguration of its first light rail line on August 30 with two days of festivities marking the completion of what is hailed by the city as the "lowest-cost...
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SWISS Federal Railways has awarded ABB Switzerland a contract worth around SFr 69.2m ($US 75.4m) to supply new traction equipment for its fleet of 119 Re460 electric locomotives as part of a SFr 230m mid-life...
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THE second light rail line in the French city of Le Mans was inaugurated on August 30 by the city's mayor Mr Jean-Claude Boulard, and member of parliament for Le Mans Mr Stéphane le Foll. Line...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) and French National Railways (SNCF) marked a milestone for international high-speed services between Germany and France on August 29, when they carried their 10 millionth passenger on their ICE and TGV services...
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OPTIONS for improving high-speed rail links to Italy's most important airports will be examined in more detail following the signing of an agreement between Italian State Railways (FS) and the Italian Ministry of Transport on...
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THE consortium building the second metro line in Warsaw has confirmed that construction is now 95% complete and works are on course for the handover of the line to Warsaw Metro next month. The AGP Poland...
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FINLAND's national train operator VR Group has reported increased profits for the second quarter but while there was growth in the freight business passenger traffic declined. Overall net sales fell 2.1% from €356.6 to €343m but...