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Leo Express and FlixBus to revive Locomore GERMAN open-access operator Locomore is set to resume services on the Stuttgart - Berlin route on August 24 after Czech open-access operator Leo Express agreed to take over the operations of the insolvent company.
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BOMBARDIER has rolled out the 200th VLocity DMU from its Dandenong factory for Public Transport Victoria for operation on regional services in the Australian state of Victoria.The first VLocity trains were introduced in 2005. The...
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ITALY’s minister of transport and infrastructure Mr Graziano Delrio has approved funding of €214m for the purchase of 22 mainline trains, five regional trains and seven CAF Urbos LRVs for Calabria.Delivery of the new trains...
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GERMAN open-access operator Locomore is set to resume services on the Stuttgart - Berlin route on August 24 after Czech open-access operator Leo Express agreed to take over the operations of the insolvent company. Leo Express...
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THE Karlsruhe - Basle main line in southwest Germany, one of Europe’s key rail freight arteries, has been closed since August 12 following a major earth movement caused by groundwater entering the construction site of...
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THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has reaffirmed its intention to replace its entire regional rolling stock fleet and has also announced a new depot will be constructed in the...
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TRENITALIA confirmed on August 10 that it is pulling out of the competition to operate Britain’s South Eastern franchise as it focusses resources on developing its British rail portfolio in other areas. In a statement, Trenitalia...
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DANISH State Railways (DSB) announced on August 10 that DSB Sweden has sold its DSB Uppland subsidiary to Transdev Sweden for an undisclosed sum. DSB Uppland operates Upptåget regional services from Uppsala to Gävle and Sala...
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BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on August 10 that it has awarded a contract to operate the West Midlands franchise to West Midlands Trains, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abellio Transport Group with East Japan...
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FINLAND’s passenger rail market will be opened to competition in the early 2020s, ending the monopoly of incumbent operator VR Group, under plans unveiled by minister of transport and communications Mrs Anne Berner and minister...
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SAUDI Railways Company (SAR), which operates the North-South Railway, achieved a 27% increase in phosphate and bauxite mineral traffic in the first half of 2017 which grew from 3.21 million tonnes in the first half...

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