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Details of large German concession revealed INFORMATION for prospective bidders for a concession to operate regional train services on the Elbe-Spree network (NES) in Germany has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
hitachi-rolls-out-first-british-built-iep-train
HITACHI Rail Europe (HRE) rolled out the first Intercity Express (IEP) train assembled at its £82m plant in Newton Aycliffe, Britain, on December 9. The first Japanese-built IEPs are already being tested in Britain. HRE is...
hauts-de-france-to-take-over-tet-services
FRENCH secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies and Mr Xavier Bertand, president of the region of Hauts-de-France, announced on December 7 that control of two loss-making inter-city services will pass to the regional...
italian-electrification-project-gets-funding
ITALY’s Committee for Economic Planning (Cipe) has granted €59m for the electrification of the 97km Valsugana railway between Bassano del Grappa and Trento.The funds will enable the start of civil works already foreseen in a...
british-transport-secretary-seeks-limited-reintegration
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, has announced changes to the way the railway is run in England which he says will improve the reliability of rail services. The plan calls for the...
bolivia-opens-concrete-sleeper-plant
PRODUCTION of pre-stressed concrete sleepers has started at a new plant built in Bolivia by Bolivian Cement Company (Soboce) and equipped, set up and tested by Wegh Group, Italy.The new plant can produce more than...
öbb-presents-more-nightjet-design-studies
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) is seeking public feedback on two more interior design studies for a new type of couchette with enclosed berths, following on from a concept revealed in February. Two types of compartments designed...
california-launches-$us-6bn-north-coast-corridor-project
A ground breaking ceremony was held in California on November 29 for the $US 700m five-year first phase of the 40-year $US 6bn North Coast Corridor (NCC) infrastructure improvement project.The NCC project includes highway, rail,...
regiojet-poised-to-launch-prague-bratislava-services
CZECH and Slovak open-access operator Regiojet is to set to launch Prague - Bratislava services with the start of the 2017 timetable on December 11, with trains running via Pardubice and Brno. Both Regiojet and Czech...
new-aquitaine-to-take-control-of-inter-city-services
FRENCH secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies and the president of the region of New Aquitaine (Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes) Mr Alain Rousset announced on November 29 that the regional government will take...
sncf-launches-30-minute-train-delay-compensation-scheme
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) will introduce on December 1 a new online compensation scheme for passengers whose journeys on TGV or inter-city services are delayed by 30 minutes or more. SNCF says the new scheme will...