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Ostrava airport rail link inaugurated OSTRAVA has become the first city in the Czech Republic to gain a dedicated airport rail link with the inauguration of a new connection to Leoš Janáček International Airport on April 13.
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THE first dynamic tests on Amsterdam's 9.8km North-South Line were made on April 21 using an M4 train from the Ring Line propelled by a shunting tractor. The tests took place at the northern end...
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TRENITALIA launched its new flagship high-speed train on April 25, when Italy's president Mr Sergio Mattarella, newly-appointed minister of transport and infrastructure Mr Graziano Delrio and tourism and culture minister Mr Dario Franceschini joined senior...
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THE Spanish National Commission of Markets and Competence (Omie) has authorised Talgo to proceed with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 45% of its shares at a price of €9-11.5, which values the rolling stock...
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APPROVAL inspections of German Rail's (DB) next generation ICx long-distance train are being carried out by DB Systemtechnik on behalf of manufacturer Siemens. A driving car underwent climatic testing in the test chamber at DB's Minden...
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THE vice-president of Brittany Mr Gérard Lahellec announced on April 22 that the French region will exercise an option worth around €100m with Bombardier for 10 additional Regio 2N EMUs, taking the region's total fleet...
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AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) CEO Mr Christian Kern and CFO Mr Josef Halbmayr presented the company's annual results at Vienna's new Main Station on April 17, revealing that the railway maintained its recent strong financial...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has finalised a €280m contract with Stadler for the supply of 58 160km/h Flirt EMUs. The order consists of 33 three-car and 25 four-car vehicles and will expand the NS Sprinter fleet. With...
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A continuing recovery in freight traffic helped Slovenian Railways (SZ) to achieve profitability for the third successive year in 2014, according to the company's unaudited annual results, which were published on April 15. Net profit declined...
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OPEN-ACCESS high-speed operator NTV reached an agreement with Italy's rail unions on April 17 which aims to avert redundancy for 250 staff, around a quarter of the company's workforce. Unions have approved a new two-year "contract...
POLISH infrastructure manger PKP PLK has awarded has awarded a consortium of Bombardier and Krakowskie Zaklady Automatyki, Poland, a Zlotys 210m ($US 56.5m) contract to install new signalling equipment on the Rawicz - Czempin section...