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SJ to bid for Norwegian rail contracts SWEDISH national train operator SJ has established a subsidiary in Norway to bid for public service obligation (PSO) contracts in the country’s newly-liberalised market for passenger rail services.
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THE newly-appointed CEO of German Rail (DB), Dr Richard Lutz, announced a return to profitability on March 23 having turned a loss of €1.3bn in 2015 into a €700m profit last year.Revenue increased by 0.3%...
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KAZAKHSTAN Railways (KTZ) and Uzbekistan Railways (UTY) held a ceremony on March 22 in Tashkent to mark the arrival of a new twice-weekly overnight service between Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty and the Uzbek capital using...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) will reduce intervals between inter-city services on one of its busiest routes to just 10 minutes from December after giving the final go-ahead for the introduction of a high-frequency timetable on the...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) can look back on a successful year in 2016 with records in several areas: passenger journeys rose by 3.5% to 1.25 million per day, total freight traffic was up by 9.9%...
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THE supervisory board of German Rail (DB) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Richard Lutz as its next CEO for a five-year term which will run until March 2022.Lutz, who will continue as DB’s chief...
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TENDERS have been invited for a €23m project to electrify the 49km Viana do Castelo - Valença section of Portugal’s Minho line which runs north from Nine via Viana do Castelo to Valença on the...
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THE Dutch provinces of Friesland and Groningen are preparing a tender for a contract to operate regional services on non-electrified lines in the north of the country. The tender encompasses seven routes, including:• Groningen - Roodeschool...
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THE European Union’s (EU) Transforming Transport big data research project, which was launched in January and runs through to June 30 2019, is preparing to launch a rail pilot project in Spain as one of...
sj-to-bid-for-norwegian-rail-contracts
SWEDISH national train operator SJ has established a subsidiary in Norway to bid for public service obligation (PSO) contracts in the country’s newly-liberalised market for passenger rail services. SJ says the subsidiary is a natural extension...
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A ceremony to mark the laying of the cornerstone for the Modi’in curve, a new 2.5km direct link between Modi’in and the new Jerusalem - Tel Aviv A1 Link, was held at Modi’in Outskirts station...

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