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Sweden unveils SKr 712.5bn national transport plan SWEDEN’s deputy prime minister and climate minister Mrs Isabella Lövin and infrastructure minister Mr Tomas Eneroth unveiled the 2018-2029 National Plan for the Transport System on June 1, outlining how the government will spend SKr 712.5bn ($US 81.4bn) on the country’s road, rail, aviation and port infrastructure over the next decade.
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THE New Zealand government has announced that it will allocate $NZ 250,000 ($US 170,000) through the provincial growth fund for a feasibility study to investigate the viability of a daily, two-way scenic train service between...
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AN agreement on the co-ordination of ERTMS deployment on high-speed lines linking London, Paris and Brussels was signed on July 19 by Mrs Dyan Crowther, chief executive of High Speed 1, Mr Patrick Jeantet, CEO...
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PUNCTUALITY on the Dutch network, excluding high-speed, improved to 92.1% in the first quarter of 2018, an all-time record for the network. Infrastructure manager Prorail says the punctuality on regional lines, most of which are single...
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THE Ministry for Infrastructure of Brandenburg state, Germany, and City of Berlin’s Department for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection have published a tender to operate regional train services on the RB 27 Heidekraut Line, which...
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MORE than 95% of Alstom’s shareholders voted in favour of the merger with Siemens Mobility at a special shareholders’ meeting which took place in Paris on July 17. Under the deal, Alstom shareholders will receive a...
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THE Berlin S-Bahn and German Rail (DB) launched the €30m S-Bahn Plus quality programme on July 18 to improve punctuality, quality and service in Berlin and Brandenburg state.The programme includes upgrades to stations, the replacement...
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MORGAN Stanley Infrastructure (MSI), announced on July 16 its decision to make a voluntary public takeover offer to all shareholders of leasing company VTG, Germany, at an offer price of €53 per share. MSI currently...
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AROUND 319,000 fans used the free trains operated by Russian Railways (RZD) during the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia until July 17, with 734 free trips scheduled along 31 routes between the 11 host...
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RATH Group, Austria, awarded Siemens a contract on July 9 to supply three Vectron multisystem (MS) locomotives which RTB Cargo, the freight transport arm of the Rath Group, will use for freight services in Austria,...
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CAF has taken a financial stake in Orbital Critical Systems (OCS), which specialises in the design, development and verification of critical systems for the aerospace sector and the railway industry. OCS, which was set up in...

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