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DB Regio wins Allgäu Diesel Network contract THE transport authorities of the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg have awarded DB Regio a 12-year contract to operate the Allgäu diesel network which covers 7.8 million train-km per year.
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GERMAN Rail (DB) published its financial results for the first half of 2014 on July 24, revealing that ridership on its trains in Germany increased by 10 million year-on-year to just over 1 billion passengers. However,...
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THE transport authorities of the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg have awarded DB Regio a 12-year contract to operate the Allgäu diesel network which covers 7.8 million train-km per year. The contract begins in December...
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Desired by operators but often derided by passengers, onboard Wi-Fi is proving a difficult service to master. As demand for data continues to soar and places even greater strain on networks, Kevin Smith assesses what's...
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THREE investigations have been launched in France following a rear-end collision on July 17 between a TER passenger train and a TGV at Denguin, 14km west of Pau on the Tarbes - Dax main line....
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With funding always in doubt from one year to the next, US national inter-city rail operator Amtrak has been carried on the political wind for most of its 43 year existence. But with traffic rising...
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QUEEN Elizabeth II today officially opened the rebuilt and expanded Reading station, a major bottleneck on Britain's railway network.Network Rail says the £895m project has been completed on budget and one year ahead of schedule....
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TAIWAN Railways Administration (TRA) launched through electric services between Taipei and Taitung on July 16, following the completion of electrification on the 166km section of the East Coast Main Line between Hualien and Taitung. Line speeds...
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LOWER SAXONY Transport Authority (LNVG) has awarded German regional operator Metronom a two-year extension to its contract to operate services on the 120km line from Hamburg to Stade and Cuxhaven. The deal extends Metrnom's tenure until...
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THE Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure has allocated €17m for measures to improve international regional services between Groningen and northeast Germany via the Nieuweschans – Leer border crossing, with the aim of extending Groningen – Leer...
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AUSTRIAN railfreight continued to suffer the effects of the prolonged economic downturn last year according to annual figures released by Austria's rail regulator Schienen-Control, which also show a strong increase in passenger traffic. Total railfreight volumes...