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Schiphol - Duivendrecht four-tracking completed A major capacity enhancement project south of Amsterdam was completed in the early hours of August 10, when Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail reopened the Schiphol Airport - Duivendrecht/Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena line following five years of reconstruction work.
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FOLLOWING considerable public opposition, the Hungarian government has abandoned a proposal tabled earlier this year to close the terminus station at Budapest Déli and divert services to the city’s other main stations, Kelenföld and Keleti. The...
aves-one-to-acquire-err-rail-rent-vermietungs
AVES One announced on August 22 that it will acquire ERR Rail Rent Vermietungs and 33.3% of the shares in parent company European Rail Rent (ERR). Acquisition of ERR Rail Rent Vermietungs, an Austrian subsidiary of...
dsb-to-order-26-electric-locomotives
THE board of Danish State Railways (DSB) has approved a proposal to acquire 26 electric locomotives to replace the fleet of class ME diesel locomotives built by Henschel in 1981-85. The 25kV ac 50Hz locomotives will...
čd-introduces-rebuilt-vehicles-on-prague-–-hamburg-line
CZECH Railways (ČD) announced on August 22 that it is introducing two open coach types on its Prague – Ústi nad Labem – Dĕčín – Berlin – Hamburg – Kiel route. The vehicles have been converted...
london-launches-24-hour-underground-services
LONDON Underground (LU) launched 24 hour weekend operation on its Central and Victoria lines on August 19 when more than 50,000 passengers took advantage of the Night Tube service. The Night Tube is expected to boost...
testing-begins-on-treviglio-brescia-hsl
HIGH-SPEED testing is underway on the Treviglio - Brescia high-speed line in preparation for the start of commercial operations in December. To gain certification for 300km/h operation from the National Authority for Railway Safety (ANSF), an...
overcoming-barriers-to-innovation-what-can-rail-learn-from-developers?
While industry leaders talk of the need for innovation, start-ups keen to enter the rail market face a daunting array of obstacles when it comes to pushing their technologies through. Keith Barrow looks at the...
how-should-railways-deal-with-greater-security-threats?
Recent terrorist attacks in Europe have intensified calls for greater security at stations. However, introducing airport-style security may not be financially viable, or do anything to combat the terrorist threat, as Bartlomiej Jesionkiewicz explains. WHETHER security gates...
bls-awards-contract-for-group-wide-planning-system
SWISS private railway BLS has placed an order for the IVU.rail integrated planning system from IVU Traffic Technologies, Germany. BLS will use the centralised IVU.rail solution to manage its railway and shipping resources, as well as...
latvian-hydrogen-locomotive-agreement-signed
LATVIAN Railways (LDZ) signed a memorandum of understanding with CZ Loko, Czech Republic, and Ballard Power Systems, Canada, on August 11 on the development of hydrogen fuel cell-powered locomotives. Under the agreement, a CME3 shunting locomotive...