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MTR joins First Group for South Western bid MTR Corporation and FirstGroup announced on June 16 that they will form a joint venture to bid for Britain's South Western franchise after the arrangement was approved by the Department for Transport.
mtr-pulls-out-of-west-midlands-franchise-competition
MTR Corporation has pulled out of the competition for Britain's West Midlands franchise, leaving just two shortlisted bidders in the running. The decision follows MTR's announcement on June 16 that it will form a joint venture...
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SAUDI Arabia's minister of transport Mr Suleiman Al Hamdan has been appointed head of Saudi Railway Company (SAR), which the government has decreed will now become responsible for all new line construction projects.Al Hamdan succeeds...
mtr-joins-first-group-for-south-western-franchise-bid
MTR Corporation and FirstGroup announced on June 16 that they will form a joint venture to bid for Britain's South Western franchise after the arrangement was approved by the Department for Transport. The DfT confirmed in...
pesa-inter-city-dmus-enter-service-in-lithuania
THE first of seven 730ML DMUs being supplied by Pesa, Poland, to Lithuanian Railways (LG) entered service on the 376km Vilnius - Klaipeda route on June 9. Each three-car articulated train seats 150 passengers including 16...
italian-jv-offers-E953m-for-fs-station-subsidiary
ANTIN Infrastructures in a joint venture with Icamap and Borletti Group has offered €953m to acquire Grandi Stazioni Retail from Italian State Railways (FS) and Eurostazioni, which FS says is the best of the four...
pakistan-to-launch-$us-82bn-line-upgrading-project
THE Pakistan government has approved a $US 8.2bn project to upgrade the 1872km Karachi - Peshawar main line by 2021, 85% of which will be funded by a concessionary loan from China the terms of...
austria’s-semmering-base-tunnel-in-full-construction
CONSTRUCTION has started on the third and final section of the 27km Semmering Base Tunnel in Austria with work on the entire €3.3bn project now in full swing.The Semmering Base Tunnel is designed to reduce...
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POLISH long-distance operator PKP Intercity says it will award contracts with a total value of Zlotys 311m ($US 76.9m) this year for the modernisation of traction and rolling stock. Zlotys 247m has been allocated for the...
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GERMAN open-access operator Locomore, which has used a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund a new Stuttgart - Berlin service, announced on June 3 that it has finalised traction and rolling stock contracts for the venture. SRI...
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NORWEGIAN infrastructure manager Jernbanverket and its Swedish counterpart Trafikverket have agreed to work together to increase capacity on the Oslo - Gothenburg line following the completion of a joint study into options for future development...