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Britain sets £48bn budget for rail infrastructure in 2019-2024 BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced on October 12 that the government has allocated infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) a budget of £47.9bn for operation, maintenance and renewals in Control Period 6 (CP6), which runs from April 2019 to March 2024.
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JUST a month after it received its final Stadler Rail Flirt 3 Sprinter EMUs, Netherlands Railways (NS) revealed another new suburban train at Nedtrain’s Zaanstraat workshop in Amsterdam on October 19, when the CAF-built New...
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THE Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) reached a milestone in the early hours of October 18 with the first electric test run on the Edinburgh - Falkirk High - Glasgow Queen Street line. A Hitachi...
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KOSOVO’s national train operator Trainkos has reinstated passenger services between Prishtina and Pejë, the country's main domestic route, two months after operations were suspended amid a dispute over funding. In early August 2017, Kosovo Railways passenger...
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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) says it is pressing ahead with the development of a concept for a high-speed freight train with the aim of capturing a slice of the market for high-value goods between China and...
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A new 10km section of railway between Campofelice di Roccella and Ogliastrillo on the Palermo - Messina main line in Sicily was opened on October 16 by the minister of infrastructure and transport Mr Graziano...
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SPANISH rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has announced details of a long-term plan for the British market, which includes establishing a plant and creating a localised supply chain.   Talgo is targeting high-speed and commuter rolling stock supply...
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LUXEMBOURG’s minister of development and infrastructure, Mr Franҫois Bausch, announced on October 13 plans to extend the country’s first tram line, the first section of which will open on December 10. Two extensions, which are to...
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SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has increased the maximum axleload on the southern section of the 473km Iron Ore Line from Luleå to the Norwegian port of Narvik from 30 to 32.5 tonnes following a two-year...
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THE first 200km/h Inter-city Express Programme (IEP) bi-mode trains being supplied by Agility Trains consortium, which includes Hitachi Rail Europe, entered service with Great Western Railway (GWR) on the London Paddington - Bristol/Swansea route on...
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LEO Express announced on October 13 that it will become Poland’s first international open-access passenger operator after the country’s rail regulator, the Railway Transport Office (UTK), gave its approval for the Czech company to launch...

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