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Abellio signs interim Greater Anglia franchise deal BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) announced on April 16 that it has signed a 27-month direct award franchise agreement with Abellio for the Greater Anglia franchise, which covers the operation of around 33.3 million train-km per year on a 1600 route-km network in eastern England.
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FOLLOWING a public tender, Hungary's Györ-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway (GySEV) has awarded a Forints 11.4bn ($US 51.3m) contract to electrify the 87km Mosonszolnok – Porpác line in western Hungary, which will enable the operation of electric services...
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TRIAL operations have begun on Zürich's new Durchmesserlinie (DML) cross-city link, which is due to open on June 15, with a total of 60 test trains passing through the new Löwenstrasse station beneath Zürich's existing...
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ITALY's prime minister Mr Matteo Renzi has named Italian State Railways (FS) CEO Mr Mauro Moretti as CEO of Finmeccanica, the country's largest state-owned conglomerate, as part of a wider reshuffle of senior managers at...
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BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) announced on April 16 that it has signed a 27-month direct award franchise agreement with Abellio for the Greater Anglia franchise, which covers the operation of around 33.3 million train-km...
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DURING a Parliamentary meeting on railways, Dutch secretary of state for infrastructure, Mrs. Wilma Mansveld announced that the government is willing to provide funds for the electrification of the Maas Line from Nijmegen to Roermond...
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THE Dutch cabinet has approved a €2.5bn budget to install ERTMS on all trains by 2022 and on the busiest sections of the national rail network by 2030. The proposal was put forward by the...
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RHINE-RUHR Transport Authority (VRR) announced on April 11 that it has awarded German Rail (DB) subsidiary DB Regio NRW an interim contract to operate the future Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) network between December 2016 and December...
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WITH less than a year to go before the launch of its MTR Express inter-city services, MTR Corporation subsidiary MTR Nordic submitted a track access application to Swedish infrastructure manager Trafikverket on April 15 for...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has committed to the construction of a heavy rail link connecting central Melbourne with the city's airport, 23km to the north at Tullamarine, although it has not...
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THE governor of Illinois Mr Pat Quinn has announced plans to invest in commuter rail, long-distance passenger and freight projects in the US state as part of a $US 8.6bn six-year capital construction programme, which...