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SJ to step up Stockholm – Oslo services SWEDISH national passenger operator SJ has revealed plans for major improvements on the Stockholm – Oslo route with the reintroduction of X2000 tilting trains, an increase in frequency, and dramatically improved journey times.
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PLANS for International Railway Summit 2015, IRJ's first conference being staged in Barcelona next month in cooperation with IRITS, are now being finalised with an impressive line-up of senior figures from the railway industry agreeing...
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SWEDISH national passenger operator SJ has revealed plans for major improvements on the Stockholm – Oslo route with the reintroduction of X2000 tilting trains, an increase in frequency, and dramatically improved journey times. From August 9...
aeroexpress-pulls-out-of-kazan-and-vladivostok
RUSSIAN airport express operator Aeroexpress has announced it will withdraw its operations in the cities of Kazan and Vladivostok to focus solely on serving the three main airports in the Moscow region. Aeroexpress said in a...
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RHINE-Main Transport Authority (RMV) has issued a tender notice for a contract to operate the Südhessen-Untermain network for 15 years from December 2018. The contract covers the operation of around 2.5 million train-km on two routes: RMV...
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Variations in temperature and ground conditions can significantly reduce the lifespan of rails. However, Tata Steel's Railcote solution is proving beneficial to prevent erosion and damage in urban environments as well as in the deserts...
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January 1 sees the start of a major restructuring of French railways with a return to integration of train operations and infrastructure albeit within a holding company organisation. In an exclusive interview with IRJ, Jacques...
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BRITAIN's Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has rejected proposals by Arriva subsidiary Great North Western Railway (GNWR) to introduce long-distance open-access services from London to Huddersfield, Leeds, and Blackpool via the West Coast Main Line...
german-bus-liberalisation-hurts-long-distance-rail
Low-price long-distance buses are proving stern competition to rail operations across Germany to the extent that Veolia's InterConnex service was withdrawn in December. Christian Schreyer, Veolia Verkehr's CEO, outlined his views on the situation to...
gorail-to-cut-estonia-–-russia-services
GORAIL, the only operator of regular passenger services between Estonia and Russia, has announced it will cut its daily Tallinn – St Petersburg train back to just two return services per week next month. From February...
irish-rail-ridership-returns-to-growth
FOLLOWING several years of decline in the wake of the global economic crisis, passenger numbers on Ireland's railway network are finally growing again according to the latest figures from Irish Rail (IE), which show overall...