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Gdansk-Gdynia airport rail link opens POLAND marked the completion of its first completely new main line railway for 40 years on August 30 with the inauguration of the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway (PKM), a 17km non-electrified line linking the cities of Gdansk and Gdynia with Lech Walesa Airport.
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BRITISH prime minister Mr David Cameron led the celebrations to mark the opening of the Hitachi's new £82m rail vehicle manufacturing facility at Newton Aycliffe in northeast England on September 3.   The factory will manufacture the...
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POLAND marked the completion of its first completely new main line railway for 40 years on August 30 with the inauguration of the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway (PKM), a 17km non-electrified line linking the cities of...
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FOLLOWING a public tender, Rheinland Local Transport, in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia, has awarded German Rail (DB Regio) a four-year concession to operate Euregiobahn Line RB 20 in the Aachen area.DB Regio,...
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RAIL will remain Spain's transport priority according to the draft budget for 2016 which allocates more than half of spending to rail projects with a special focus on completing the extensive high-speed network.According to the...
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THE prime minister of Benin, Mr Lionel Zinsou signed a concession agreement with his Nigerien counterpart, Mr Brigi Rafini and Bolloré Group's CEO, Mr Thierry Ballard, in Niamey on August 13. Under the Bénirail concession agreement,...
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UZBEKISTAN Railways (UZ) has completed the electrification and modernisation of the 140.8km line linking Samarkand with Qarshi in the southwest.In addition to electrification, the work included rehabilitation of 9km of line, realignment of six sections...
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DANISH Railways (DSB) has confirmed that the company is being restructured into two primary divisions: operations, with a focus on operation and maintenance, and commercial, which focuses on customers, products and revenues. The changes will...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has appointed Ms Birgit Bohle as CEO of its long-distance passenger subsidiary with effect from September 1.Bohle succeeds Mr Berthold Huber who was appointed to the DB board of management responsible for...
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VIVARAIL has begun dynamic testing of its prototype D-Train DMU on the test track at its base at Long Marston in central England. The project involves rebuilding former London Underground D78 metro cars rendered surplus by...
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WORK will start on August 22 on upgrading the cross-border rail link between Heerlen, Netherlands and Aachen, Germany.This follows an agreement between the Dutch province of Limburg, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure Works and German...