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SJ plans investment in new trains as profits soar SWEDISH national train operator SJ is planning to accelerate investment in the modernisation of its train fleet as rising demand continues to strengthen the company’s revenues and profits.
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CONSTRUCTION of the $US 3.8bn 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge railway (SGR) is due to be completed in March by China Railway and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which has a 10-year concession to operate the line,...
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BERLIN-Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB) and Saxony-Anhalt local transport authority Nasa have awarded Hanseatic Railway (Hans) a contract to operate the Elbe-Altmark regional network. The four-year contract begins in December 2018 and calls for the operation of...
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GERMANY’s Federal Railway Authority has given the go-ahead for the first phase of a €440m project to upgrade and electrify the Munich - Memmingen - Lindau line. The approval concerns works at 21 locations on the...
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NORTH Milan Railways (FNM) confirmed on February 14 that it is talks with Milan urban transport operator Milan Transport (ATM) regarding a possible merger. Following media reports, FNM issued a statement confirming it had begun “preliminary...
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SWEDISH national train operator SJ is planning to accelerate investment in the modernisation of its train fleet as rising demand continues to strengthen the company’s revenues and profits. According to SJ’s annual results for 2016, which...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has launched a new strategy which aims to combine its existing strengths with new technology to enable it to increase capacity, offer door-to-door journeys, and develop digital stations and smart freight...
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THE president of Azerbaijan Mr Ilham Aliyev officially reopened Baku Central station on February 10 following the completion of a two-year renovation and modernisation project. The facade of the main building, which dates from 1884, has...
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THE board of Moroccan National Railways (ONCF) has set an investment budget of Dirhams 7.13bn ($US 709m) as it seeks to accommodate further growth in freight and passenger traffic and enhance the quality of its...
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SLOVAKIA’s national passenger operator ZSSK has launched a tender worth €69.5m for the supply of 26.4m-long long-distance air-conditioned passenger coaches. ZSSK initially requires five second-class 160km/h coaches. However, the tender includes the following options:• 10 second-class...
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BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) and Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport have jointly published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for the contract to operate the Allgäu Electric Network in southwest Germany. The...

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