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Southeastern granted direct award franchise BRITAIN's Department for Transport has directly awarded Southeastern a three-and-a-half year contract to continue operating the integrated Kent Franchise until June 2018.
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THE Hungarian government published a new strategy at the end of August setting out detailed proposals for the development of the country's transport infrastructure for the period to 2030, while also outlining longer-term provisions for...
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BRITAIN's Department for Transport has directly awarded Southeastern a three-and-a-half year contract to continue operating the integrated Kent Franchise until June 2018. The franchise covers commuter services from London to East Sussex and Kent together with...
french-intercity-services-face-fragile-and-uncertain-future
FRANCE's network of conventional Intercity services is facing a "fragile and uncertain" future according the National Federation of Public Transport Associations (FNAUT), which warns that weak governance and uncertainty over funding threatens the existence of...
db-regio-to-operate-lower-saxony-diesel-network
FOLLOWING a European tender, Lower Saxony Transport Authority (LNVG) has awarded DB Regio a contract to operate the Lower Saxony Diesel network for 15 years from December. The network, which is already operated by DB Regio,...
norway-and-sweden-develop-cross-border-rail-strategy
NORWAY and Sweden have agreed to draw up a joint strategy for the development of rail traffic on the Oslo – Gothenburg corridor following a meeting between representatives of Sweden's Industry Ministry and the Norwegian...
denmark-breaks-ground-on-ringsted-–-fehmarn-upgrade
DENMARK's transport minister Mr Magnus Heunicke officially launched preliminary construction on September 2 on a DKr 9.3bn ($US 1.64bn) project to rebuild the 115km Ringsted – Holeby line, which will become the main rail link...
veolia-refutes-db-claim-of-wage-dumping
GERMAN Rail (DB), which is in the midst of a labour dispute with the GDL union over a 5% pay increase for its 37,000 traincrew, has accused private rail operators of wage dumping, an allegation...
alstom-to-refurbish-scottish-emus
ROLLING stock leasor Eversholt Rail has awarded Alstom a £36.1m contract to refurbish its 40 class 334 EMUs operated by First ScotRail on services between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Bathgate. Work is due to start in...
optimising-maintenance-efficiency-in-limited-possession-times
Railway owners, operators and maintainers are facing increasing pressure to further reduce maintenance windows and maximize operational time, but at some point there is an absolute minimum window time for which an activity is cost...
go-ahead-for-new-chongqing-–-changsha-line
CONSTRUCTION is expected to begin in October on a 339km direct line linking Chongqing with Changsha, the capital of China's Hunan province, after China's Ministry of Environmental Protection approved plans for the Yuan 37.6bn ($US...