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Prorail performance improves as NS struggles to meet demand PRORAIL has submitted its 2015 performance figures to Dutch secretary of state for infrastructure Mrs Sharon Dijksma, revealing that infrastructure-related train delays on the Dutch main line network fell last year.
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THE European Court of Auditors says rail's market share of European Union (EU) freight has fallen since 2011 despite the EU contributing €28bn to rail projects between 2007 and 2013 and a concerted effort since...
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GERMAN freight wagon leasing and logistics company VTG has acquired a new major shareholder after the sale of Wilbur Ross's final 20% stake in the company to Kühne Holding, a shipping, logistics and hotel company...
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BULGARIA celebrated the completion of a 10-year project to modernise its principal rail link with Greece and Turkey on May 15, when prime minister Mr Boyko Borissov and minister of transport, information technology, and communications...
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THE Swiss Federal Council has submitted plans to parliament for SFr 13.2bn ($US 13.3bn) in funding to cover the cost of maintaining the Swiss rail network for the period 2017-2020. Of this sum, SFr 7.6bn is...
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BRITISH train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has selected CAF, Spain, to supply and maintain a fleet of 200km/h inter-city EMUs as well as coaches to be hauled by class 68 locomotives under a total investment...
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ALBTAL Transport Company (AVG) and Karlsruhe Transport Authority (VBK) have awarded a €59.5m contract to Bombardier for a further 12 Flexity Swift ET 2010 tram-trains.Delivery of the vehicles will run from September 2017 to March...
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SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket says it has finalised plans for a SKr 4bn ($US 480m) project to expand the congested Malmö - Lund line from two to four tracks. The project involves constructing two additional tracks...
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POLAND's National Centre for Research and Develoment (NCBiR) has agreed to provide funding for a project by Newag to develop what it describes as "the first worldwide family of autonomous, configurable bi-mode passenger rail vehicles...
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ZÜRICH City Council and the Transport Council of the Canton of Zürich have approved the acquisition of 70 metre-gauge Flexity 2 LRVs from Bombardier to replace the ageing Tram 2000 fleet introduced in the 1970s. The...
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GERMAN Rail's (DB) rail freight subsidiary, DB Cargo has confirmed plans to withdraw freight services from 215 locations in Germany reducing the total number of locations it serves to around 1300.DB Cargo, which made a...