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Call for action to save French Intercity services THE Association of French Regions (ARF) and the Federation of French Towns have warned the French government that it must act decisively to save the so-called balance of territory (TET) trains, a network of 40 loss-making long-distance services which serves 355 towns and cities across 21 regions.
french-regions-call-for-action-to-save-intercity-services
THE Association of French Regions (ARF) and the Federation of French Towns have warned the French government that it must act decisively to save the so-called balance of territory (TET) trains, a network of 40...
irish-rail-to-launch-non-stop-cork-–-dublin-service
IRELAND's National Transport Authority has granted Irish Rail (IE) approval to launch a new non-stop inter-city service from Cork to Dublin Heuston, which will shave 15 minutes off the current fastest journey time. The service will...
australian-federal-budget-favours-road-over-rail
WHILE the new 2015-16 budget published by Australia's federal government on May 12 will see increases in spending on both rail and road infrastructure, the rate of increase for road is much greater than for...
stockholm-tomteboda-rehab-contract-awarded
SWEDISH infrastructure manager Trafikverket has selected Strukton Rail to modernise and remodel Tomteboda station, just north of Stockholm main station.The primary objective of the project is to create a link between Stockholm's existing heavy rail...
north-east-corridor-accident-kills-five-in-philadelphia
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the cause of a derailment of an Amtrak train on the North East Corridor (NEC) in Philadelphia on the evening of May 12, which left seven people dead and over 200...
underground-overground-metro-trains-for-the-main-line
A shortage of suitable DMU stock means operators on many regional and suburban routes inBritain are struggling to cope with an inadequate fleet of ageing trains. One solution could be the conversion of former London...
northern-england’s-railways-under-election-spotlight
The economic disparity between the north and south of England has been mirrored by inconsistent levels of investment in the rail network. But with a general election this month and tendering underway for new passenger...
peru-chile-rail-link-to-reopen-in-july
REHABILITATION is underway of the 62km line linking Tacna in southern Perú, with Arica in northern Chile, and the passenger service should be restored in July with two round trips per day using a refurbished...
lower-saxony-invites-passenger-rail-tender
LOWER Saxony's regional public transport authority LNVG has announced a tender for express and regional services covering the north, central and southern regions of the German state in the Official Journal of the European Union. The...
thailand-pushes-ahead-with-new-main-line-projects
THAILAND's government has approved construction of the 187km metre-gauge line from Chira junction to Khon Kaen, which is part of the Transport Ministry's new infrastructure development plan. The line is expected to cost Baht 26bn ($US...