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Malaysians end through trains to Singapore MALAYAN Railway (KTM) has decided to terminate all long-distance passenger trains in Johor Bahru and introduce a shuttle to Singapore instead.
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THE board of Italian State Railways (FS) has approved plans to break up Grandi Stazioni, the subsidiary responsible for managing and modernising 14 of Italy's most important stations. The company, which is currently headed by CEO...
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CANADIAN transport minister Mrs Lisa Raitt and Mr Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, president and CEO of Via Rail, announced on July 31 that the Canadian government will invest $C 102.5m ($US 77.6m) over two years to improve...
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MALAYAN Railway (KTM) has decided to terminate all long-distance passenger trains in Johor Bahru and introduce a shuttle to Singapore instead. Long-distance passenger trains operated by KTM from Butterworth, Kuala Lumpur and Gemas no longer cross...
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THE president of Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), Mr Askar Mamin, has announced plans to introduce Talgo trains on three additional routes during the second half of 2015.Two new Talgo train services will be launched from Astana...
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TWO German transport authorities are inviting bids by October 7 for a concession to operate the Northwest Saxony Diesel Network (part B). The concession is being launched by Mid-Saxony Transport Authority (ZVMS), which is managing the...
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DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail is to reduce track access charges for lightweight multiple units following a ruling by the Consumer and Markets Authority (ACM) that the current level of pricing is excessive and violates the...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has launched a major restructuring of its organisation and a reduction in its management team in the wake of an 18.2% drop in Ebit for the first half of 2015, and a...
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POLISH State Railways (PKP) says it will allocate funds raised from the privatisation of its power subsidiary PKP Energy towards the purchase of 10 additional Pesa ED161 Dart long-distance EMUs for PKP Intercity. PKP announced on...
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CHINA Railways Corporation (CRC) says China has invested more than Yuan 265.1bn ($US 42.67bn) in domestic railway construction in the first half of 2015, an increase of 12.7% from the first half of 2014. In...
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THE German government is preventing effective competition on the country's railway network to the benefit of German Rail (DB) and to the detriment of existing and potential competitors, according to the findings of a report...