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New Italy – Austria regional services launched REGIONAL rail links between Austria and Italy were stepped up significantly on December 14 with the launch of hourly services on the Fortezza - San Candido – Lienz corridor as part of the Euregio initiative between the Austrian province of Tyrol and the Italian autonomous region of South Tyrol.
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THE provincial council of the Italian autonomous region of South Tyrol on December 16 approved the electrification of the Merano - Malles line, entrusting planning and project management to Strutture Trasporto Alto Adige and Alto...
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FOLLOWING a successful return test journey from Hungary to Turkey, the Bombardier Traxx F140 ac Last Mile locomotive 187 009 passed climatic tests at Rail Tec Arsenal's wind tunnel in Vienna which were conducted over...
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TRENITALIA has signed two contracts with AnsaldoBreda for rolling stock maintenance services. The first three-year contract is worth €67m and concerns the supply of spare parts, maintenance and repairs of the Frecciarossa ETR 500 fleet at...
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THE new tram line connecting Berlin Main Station and Nordbahnhof S-Bahn station opened partially on December 14, although the eastern section to Nordbahnhof will not open before mid-2015. The section of line which is now operational...
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JR East outlined its future procurement strategy at the EU-Japan 2nd Railway Industrial Dialogue earlier this month, pledging to strengthen links with European suppliers. The event in Tokyo was hosted by the European Commission and the...
audit-criticises-british-rolling-stock-procurement
A report by Britain's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has criticised the Department for Transport's (DfT) handling of two major rolling stock procurement projects, arguing that the government has taken on a disproportionate share of the...
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DUTCH secretary of state for infrastructure Mrs Wilma Mansveld signed 10-year concession agreements on December 15 with Netherlands Railways (NS) for the operation of the so-called core network and with ProRail for the management of...
new-italy-–-austria-regional-services-launched
REGIONAL rail links between Austria and Italy were stepped up significantly on December 14 with the launch of hourly services on the Fortezza - San Candido – Lienz corridor as part of the Euregio initiative...
db-regio-retains-bavarian-regional-contract
THE Bavarian Railway Authority (BEG) has signed a direct award contract with DB Regio subsidiary Südostbayernbahn for the operation of regional services on the so-called Mühldorf Star network, which encompasses non-electrified lines in southeastern Bavaria...
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PARIS celebrated the completion of the latest addition to its rapidly-expanding light rail network on December 16, when Line T8 was officially inaugurated the presence of Mr Jean-Paul Huchon, president of Ile-de-France regional council, Mr...