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France reveals plans for loss-making inter-city services FRENCH secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies unveiled the government’s strategy to revive France’s loss-making conventional long-distance services on July 21, but confirmed that more than half of Lunéa overnight trains will be withdrawn in the autumn if an alternative operator cannot be found.
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GERMAN open-access passenger operator, Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX), has announced that it will cease operating to Frankfurt and cut back its Hamburg - Cologne service to operate only four days per week from September 1.HKX extended its...
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NIGERIA’s capital Abuja finally joined the national railway network on July 26, when a 186.5km standard-gauge link to Kaduna was inaugurated by president Mr Muhammadu Buhari in the presence of transport minister Mr Rotimi Amaechi...
test-running-starts-on-israel’s-valley-line
TEST running started on July 24 on the 60km Valley Line linking Haifa Lev Hamifratz with Beit Shee'an while Israel’s transport minister Mr Israel Katz has announced plans for two more new lines. The Valley line...
fgc-completes-lleida-la-pobla-revival
CATALONIA Government Railways (FGC) marked the completion of a project to upgrade the Lleida – La Pobla de Segur line on July 24 with the launch of new rolling stock and a significantly improved service...
chinese-agree-$us-76bn-loan-for-new-tanzanian-line
CHINA Export-Import (Exim) Bank has agreed to provide Tanzania with a $US 7.6bn loan to build around 2200km of new standard-gauge railway linking Dar es Salaam with cities in central and western Tanzania.The loan was...
france-reveals-plans-for-loss-making-inter-city-services
FRENCH secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies unveiled the government’s strategy to revive France’s loss-making conventional long-distance services on July 21, but confirmed that more than half of Lunéa overnight trains will be...
direct-award-for-south-tyrol-regional-contract
THE government of the Italian autonomous province of South Tyrol announced on July 12 that it will directly award Bolzano-based local transport operator SAD a contract to operate main line regional services for eight years...
china-to-invest-$us-418bn-in-rail
CHINA’s premier Mr Li Keqiang has approved plans to invest Yuan 2.8 trillion ($US 418bn) to build 23,000km of new lines during the 13th five-year plan which runs from 2016 to 2020.The plan, which was...
ns-to-introduce-high-frequency-services-in-2017
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) will introduce a high-frequency service on the Amsterdam - Eindhoven corridor and step up train frequency on other routes in December 2017.The number of inter-city (IC) trains will increase from two to...
iep-starts-electric-testing-on-great-western-main-line
THE first trials with two Hitachi Rail Europe class 800 Intercity Express Programme (IEP) bi-mode trains under electric traction were conducted on Britain's Great Western Main Line on the night of July 16-17.The trials were...