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Thello steps up Nice – Milan services THELLO, the open-access joint venture between Trenitalia and Transdev, increased the number of direct trains between Nice and Milan from one to three train pairs from April12.
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BRTISH franchise operator South West Trains (SWT) has announced that it has awarded a consortium of British rolling stock engineering consultancy ESG and Danish IT and engineering company Cubris a "multi-million pound" contract to deliver...
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A three-year €120m project to improve the door-to-door travel experience for rail passengers was unveiled on April 16 by Mrs Barbara Dalibard CEO of French National Railways (SNCF) passenger division SNCF Voyages. The aim of the...
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OSTRAVA has become the first city in the Czech Republic to gain a dedicated airport rail link with the inauguration of a new connection to Leoš Janáček International Airport on April 13. The project involved upgrading...
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GORAIL, the only operator of regular passenger services between Estonia and Russia, has announced it will withdraw all of its remaining cross-border services next month. The final Tallinn – St Petersburg train will depart from the...
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THELLO, the open-access joint venture between Trenitalia and Transdev, increased the number of direct trains between Nice and Milan from one to three train pairs from April12. Thello launched a single Marseille – Nice – Milan...
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PASSENGER traffic on Ireland's railways continued to recover in the first quarter of this year according to figures released by Irish Rail (IE) on April 9, which show ridership in the first three months of...
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AMTRAK's Cascades service between Portland and Eugene will end if Oregon's state legislature enacts the budget adopted by its Joint Ways and Means Committee last week, which proposes slashing funding for the daily state-backed service...
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The liberalisation of Europe's long-distance passenger rail markets has seen intense competition emerging between new and established operators, but while this has helped to increase the size of the rail market, falling average fare prices...
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MOST of Scotland's passenger services are in the hands of new operators with the transfer of the Scotrail franchise from First to Abellio and the launch of the new Caledonian Sleeper franchise. Netherlands Railways (NS) international...
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AN extensive evaluation of 25 disused and dedicated freight railway lines by the German state of Lower Saxony has identified three candidates for the reintroduction of passenger services. Many secondary lines lost passenger services in the...