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EBA approves Munich - Lindau upgrading works GERMANY’s Federal Railway Authority has given the go-ahead for the first phase of a €440m project to upgrade and electrify the Munich - Memmingen - Lindau line.
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) is starting to use IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud to monitor train and infrastructure performance in real-time.SNCF’s scheduling, train operation and maintenance activities are being equipped with...
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TESTING of the ERSAT EAV satellite signalling system concluded on February 24, when the operation of the technology was demonstrated to guests including Mr Josef Doppelbauer, executive director of the EU Agency for Railways, Mr...
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ALSTOM announced on February 24 that it has received an order worth over €20m from Germany’s Bentheim Railways (BE) for the supply of five Coradia Lint DMUs as part of a project to restore passenger...
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AN order for 15 additional TGV Euroduplex Océane sets was approved by the board of French National Railways (SNCF) passenger subsidiary SNCF Mobility at a meeting in Paris on February 23. The trains, which are being...
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THE first phase of High-Speed 2 cleared its final legal hurdle on February 23 when the Hybrid Bill authorising construction received Royal Assent, becoming an Act of Parliament. The Hybrid Bill was deposited with Parliament in...
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THE first of 42 Régio 2N double-deck EMUs for the Transilien suburban network around Paris was presented to the regional president of Ile-de-France Mrs Valérie Pécresse, Hauts-de-France regional president Mr Xavier Bertrand and French National...
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AFTER a small decline in 2015, passenger numbers on Germany's railways returned to growth in 2016, according to annual figures published this week by the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), which also show overall public...
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BRUSSELS Transport (Stib) has awarded a consultancy contract to a consortium of Systra, Geste and Tractebel to assist with the introduction of communications-based train control (CBTC) on metro lines 1 and 5. The six-year contract covers...
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A ceremony was held at Moëllesulaz on the French-Swiss border on February 20 to officially launch construction of an extension of Geneva light rail line 12 to the French town of Annemasse, which will restore...
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THE Prime Minister of Denmark Mr Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the mayor of Copenhagen Mr Frank Jensen witnessed the completion of tunnelling on the Cityringen orbital metro line on the morning of February 20, when...

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