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Westbahn reaches Vienna Main Station AUSTRIAN open-access operator Westbahn began serving Vienna Main Station on June 14 after gaining certification for its new fleet of Stadler Kiss 2 EMUs.
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BRITAIN’s Department for Transport revealed its shortlist of bidders for the South Eastern franchise on June 22. The four bidders comprise: • South Eastern Holdings, a joint venture between Abellio and East Japan Railway Company/Mitsui • London and...
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THE Rail Baltica project to build an 870km high-speed standard-gauge railway connecting Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius to Poland was presented to the G7 transport ministers meeting in Cagliari, Italy, on June 22 by Ms Baiba...
west-coast-partnership-shortlist-revealed
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released the shortlist of bidders for the West Coast Partnership (WCP) franchise, which will operate inter-city services on the West Coast Main Line from April 2019 and design and...
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A financial agreement has been reached between all partners involved in the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex project to transform New York City’s James Farley Post Office into a world-class transport hub to relieve pressure on the...
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DESIGNS have been unveiled for an expanded station at Ourense, in northwest Spain, by architects Foster & Partners and Juan Cabanelas.Ourense is at the southern end of the broad-gauge high-speed line from Santiago de Compostella...
db-awards-tft-lcd-screen-framework-contract
GERMAN Rail (DB) has awarded a two-year framework contract to Teleste Information Solutions (formerly Mitron), Finland, to supply TFT-LCD passenger information screens for installation in stations and on trains. Delivery of the screens will start this...
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DENMARK’s Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing announced on June 15 that it plans to establish a new state-owned rolling stock company to take over the procurement and ownership of new trains from Danish State...
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SWITZERLAND’s Southeastern Railway (SOB), has announced it is planning a pilot project to study the viability of automatic train operation (ATO) on a mixed traffic line, the first application of such technology on a Swiss...
westbahn-reaches-vienna-main-station
AUSTRIAN open-access operator Westbahn began serving Vienna Main Station on June 14 after gaining certification for its new fleet of Stadler Kiss 2 EMUs. After several delays, authorisation documents for the fleet finally arrived on June...
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NEW Zealand’s national railway, KiwiRail, and the Australian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI) Level Crossing Working Group are finalising the reports on two projects analysing the effects of new active warning signs for road traffic...

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