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Helsinki’s Ring Line opens HELSINKI celebrated the opening of the new 18km Ring Line on July 1 with 80,000 passengers using services on the new line on its inaugural day of operations.
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SWISS passenger operator BLS has initiated a three-year, SFr 30.7m ($US 32.6m) programme to upgrade 36 three and four car Nina EMUs, which will extend the service life of the trains for a further 15-20...
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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) has announced that it will introduce a Moscow - St Petersburg - Tallinn service from July 10 two months after Estonian operator GoRail ceased operation of its remaining Estonia - Russia cross-border...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has reached an agreement with Strukton Rail to acquire its subsidiary NS Spooraansluitingen (NSS), which owns and operates lines between the Dutch national railway network and private sidings. NSS manages 130km of track...
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HELSINKI celebrated the opening of the new 18km Ring Line on July 1 with 80,000 passengers using services on the new line on its inaugural day of operations. The line includes a new 8km dual-bore tunnel...
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A two-year contract for the operation of regional train services in Sicily was signed on June 25 by the island's regional councillor for transport Mr Giovanni Battista Pizzo and Mr Orazio Iacono, Trenitalia's national director...
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THE French region of Rhône-Alpes has placed a €160m order with Alstom for 17 multi-system Régiolis EMUs, which will be used on the cross-border Leman Express (formerly Franco-Valdo-Genevois RER) network around Geneva. The order is an...
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TRAFIKVERKET is set to bring forward a number of track and structure maintenance projects after the Swedish government increased the infrastructure manager's renewals budget for 2015 by SKr 620m ($US 73.6m). Projects which provide improved reliability...
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THE German city of Augsburg is planning to construct a new tram line and a tram/rail interchange beneath the main station as part of its wider Project Augsburg City urban regeneration project. The basic structure of...
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RHENUS Logistics, Germany, confirmed on July 2 that it has signed an agreement with Austria's Graz-Köflach Railway (GKB) to acquire a 50% stake in open-access railfreight operator LTE Logistics and Transport for an undisclosed sum. The...
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ARTIST's impressions of the CAF Urbos low-floor LRV for the first light rail line in Luxembourg were unveiled on July 1 by the country's minister for sustainable development and transport François Bausch and mayor of...