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Abellio wins ScotRail franchise SCOTLAND's transport minister Mr Keith Brown announced on October 8 that Transport Scotland has selected Netherlands Railways (NS) international passenger subsidiary Abellio to operate the ScotRail franchise, ousting First Group, which has held the contract since 2004.
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has announced that CAF, Spain, is its preferred bidder for a contract to supply a fleet of 120 EMUs worth around €510m for its Sprinter New Generation project.NS and CAF hope to...
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THE regional public transport authority of Schleswig-Holstein has published a tender in the Official Journal of the European Union for a concession to operate the northern German state's West network, which includes the 237km Hamburg-Altona...
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GERMAN federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrint, Bavarian transport minister Mr Joachim Herrmann, and Dr Volker Kefer, German Rail (DB) board memer for infrastructure and services, formally launched construction of a new rail link to...
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OVERALL revenues from Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel's rail and cross-Channel ferry activities increased by 7% to €343.9m in the third quarter of 2014 from €321.2m in the third quarter of 2013. Revenue for Eurotunnel's shuttle...
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VEOLIA Transport Netherlands has taken the government of Limburg to court in a row over terms and conditions for new regional rail and bus contracts in the Dutch province. The rail concession, which comes into effect...
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SERBIAN Railways (ZS) has signed two supplementary agreements with Russian Railways' (RZD) international subsidiary RZD International from its contract to reconstruct Pan-European Corridor 10 which was awarded in May 2013. The agreements are worth $US 150m...
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MALAYAN Railway Corporation (KTMB) is considering measures to reduce its mounting losses and reliance on government subsidies, which could include discontinuing services on unprofitable routes, introducing higher tariffs for railfreight services and increasing passenger ticket...
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CHINA's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans for the construction of the country's first rail links to Laos and Myanmar, together with a major project to increase capacity for coal traffic from...
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THE President of Sri Lanka Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa officially reopened the penultimate section of the island's 339km Northern Railway on October 13, restoring train services to the town of Jaffna 24 years after it was...
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BELGIUM's infrastructure manager Infrabel has awarded a joint venture of Siemens and Cofely Fabricom, Belgium, a €510m contract to rollout ETCS Level 2 on 36% of the Belgian network. The contract is the final pillar...