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Contractor chosen for Danish electrification programme DANISH infrastructure manager Banedanmark announced on May 18 that following the evaluation of four bids it has entered final negotiations with a joint venture of Siemens and Danish infrastructure contractor Per Aarsleff for a contract to implement the first phase of its national electrification programme.
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THE Swiss Federal Council approved a mandate on May 20 for the country to negotiate membership of the European Railway Agency (ERA), which is part of the European Union (EU). The Federal Transport Office (BAV) says...
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SVF, the public transport operator in the German city of Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, has published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for a contract to supply 13 new LRVs for the city's...
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THE Association of French Regions (ARF) and the Federation of French Towns have warned the French government that it must act decisively to save the so-called balance of territory (TET) trains, a network of 40...
irish-rail-to-launch-non-stop-cork-–-dublin-service
IRELAND's National Transport Authority has granted Irish Rail (IE) approval to launch a new non-stop inter-city service from Cork to Dublin Heuston, which will shave 15 minutes off the current fastest journey time. The service will...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) says it is on schedule to begin construction on a new depot for ICE high-speed trains at Nippes northwest of Cologne later this year after receiving final planning consent for the €220m...
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A TE33A locomotive built by JSC Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ), Kazakhstan, is undergoing trials with Polish operator PKP LHS on its 394km 1520mm-gauge line which links a steelworks near Katowice with the Ukrainian border. The six-axle...
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ESTONIA's state-owned passenger operator Elron says it wants to order a new fleet of three five-car inter-city trains for the 190km route linking the capital Tallinn with the country's second city Tartu. According to Estonian newspaper...
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SWEDEN's National Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) announced on May 18 that rail operators will be given an extra year to ensure that rail vehicles are equipped with GSM-R filters to prevent interference from 4G...
german-railfreight-costs-to-rise-20-by-2020
REGULATORY pressures on Europe's largest railfreight market could drive up operating costs by as much as 20% over the next five years, according to a study by the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV). The report...
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DANISH infrastructure manager Banedanmark announced on May 18 that following the evaluation of four bids it has entered final negotiations with a joint venture of Siemens and Danish infrastructure contractor Per Aarsleff for a contract...