FOLLOW US:
image
New ICE 3 introduced on Germany - France services A ceremony was held on July 23 to mark the entry into service of the first German Rail (DB) class 407 ICE 3 on cross-border services from Frankfurt to Paris. An agreement was also signed to extend shared DB and French National Railways (SNCF) Germany - France cross-border services, which began in 2007, to 2020.
first-siemens-thameslink-train-arrives-in-britain
THE first of a fleet of class 700 Desiro City trains being built by Siemens at its Krefeld plant in Germany for the expanded cross-London Thameslink service has arrived at the new Three Bridges depot...
world-bank-grants-E1635m-loan-for-croatian-railways
THE World Bank has approved loan agreements for three independent Croatian railway companies – HZ Passenger Transport, HZ Infrastructure, and HZ Cargo in an agreement signed by Mr Carlos Pinerua, World Bank country manager for...
siemens-and-bombardier-rail-divisions-report-drop-in-profit
BOTH Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation have reported reductions in revenue and profit in their latest quarterly results, while Bombardier has denied reports in the financial press of a merger. Third-quarter results published today by Siemens...
german-authorities-invite-bids-northwest-saxony-rail-concession
TWO German transport authorities are inviting bids by October 7 for a concession to operate the Northwest Saxony Diesel Network (part B). The concession is being launched by Mid-Saxony Transport Authority (ZVMS), which is managing the...
british-government-approves-£361m-hitachi-train-order
BRITAIN's Department for Transport has approved a £361m order with Hitachi Rail Europe for a fleet of 29 AT300 dual-mode 200km/h trains for operation by First Great Western (FGW) on services between London, Plymouth and...
vossloh-germany-reports-increased-first-half-sales-and-ebit
GERMANY's Vossloh Group has reported an 11% increase in revenue and a 62.3% jump in Ebit for the first half of 2015 despite a drop in sales of rail fastenings.First-half revenue increased from €626m in...
budapest-metro-line-3-refurbishment-to-be-retendered?
BUDAPEST Transport Company (BKV) may be forced to restart tendering for a contract worth more than €200m to refurbish 37 ageing six-car trains used on Budapest metro Line 3 after one of the bidders raised...
prorail-to-cut-track-charges-for-lightweight-trains
DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail is to reduce track access charges for lightweight multiple units following a ruling by the Consumer and Markets Authority (ACM) that the current level of pricing is excessive and violates the...
fgc-opens-barcelona-terrassa-suburban-line-extension
CATALAN Government Railways (FGC) inaugurated a 4km extension of Barcelona's standard-gauge suburban Line S1 to Terrassa on July 28. The €401m extension runs entirely underground with three new stations, including an interchange with Renfe Rodalies lines...
drs-orders-more-class-68s-from-vossloh
BRITISH open-access operator Direct Rail Services has awarded Vossloh Spain a contract to supply seven additional class 68 UKLight locomotives via Beacon Rail Leasing, Britain. Vossloh has already delivered an initial tranche of 15 of the...