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Bids invited for Baden-Württemberg rail concessions TENDERS for concessions to operate three regional rail networks in the German state of Baden-Württemberg have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
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ROLLING stock leasing company Ermewa has placed a €7.9m order with Duro Daković, Croatia, for a second batch of Falns 64 bogie hopper wagons. The 70-tonne capacity vehicles will be delivered in the second and third...
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PLANS for International Railway Summit 2015, IRJ's first conference being staged in Barcelona next month in cooperation with IRITS, are now being finalised with an impressive line-up of senior figures from the railway industry agreeing...
sj-to-step-up-stockholm-–-oslo-services
SWEDISH national passenger operator SJ has revealed plans for major improvements on the Stockholm – Oslo route with the reintroduction of X2000 tilting trains, an increase in frequency, and dramatically improved journey times. From August 9...
tenerife-lrt-carries-100-millionth-passenger
TENERIFE welcomed the 100-millionth passenger to the island's 15.1km light rail network on January 22, seven-and-a-half years after the opening of the first line. Line 1 from Santa Cruz to La Laguna was inaugurated in June...
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BORDEAUX added another 6.4km to its expanding light rail network on January 24, when the city's mayor Mr Alain Juppé inaugurated two extensions in the north and west of the city. The 2.8km three station northern...
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IRISH Rail (IE) has confirmed it is developing proposals for a direct rail link to Dublin Airport, which would be served by direct Intercity services to Cork, Galway, and Belfast. In an interview with the Irish...
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P&O Ferries announced on January 23 that it will begin work soon on a project to expand its rail hub at Rotterdam Europoort which aims to accommodate burgeoning traffic at the terminal. Railfreight volumes through the...
alstom-bombardier-poised-for-belgian-double-deck-train-order
BELGIAN federal minister for mobility Mrs Jacqueline Galant told the country's parliament on January 23 that only one bidder, a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier, is in the running for a framework contract to supply...
court-rejects-appeal-against-vienna-tram-order
A COURT in Vienna has rejected an appeal by Siemens against public transport operator Wiener Linien's decision to award Bombardier a contract worth up to €562m for up to 156 low-floor LRVs. Siemens argued that the...
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BELGIUM's Mobility and Transport Federal Public Services (FPS) has awarded Mott MacDonald a contract to independently review the €2bn national rollout of ETCS currently being implemented by infrastructure manager Infrabel. The ETCS masterplan encompasses the rollout...