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German regulator rejects Sylt open-access plan PLANS for open-access car-carrying trains serving the island of Sylt in northern Germany have suffered a setback after the Federal Networks Agency instructed infrastructure manager DB Networks not to sign draft agreements with the German subsidiary of Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), United States, for train paths on the route.
german-regulator-rejects-sylt-open-access-plan
PLANS for open-access car-carrying trains serving the island of Sylt in northern Germany have suffered a setback after the Federal Networks Agency instructed infrastructure manager DB Networks not to sign draft agreements with the German...
work-starts-on-delayed-ethiopian-project
ETHIOPIA's prime minister Mr Hailemariam Desalegn has laid the foundation stone to signal the start of the construction of the 447km Awash - Woldia - Hara Gebeya railway project. Turkish infrastructure firm Yapı Merkezi is carrying...
british-government-confirms-pacer-dmu-replacement
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises on February 27, confirming that the fleet of Pacer diesel railbuses built in the 1980s and currently...
tender-launched-for-northwest-hessen-network
AN invitation to tender has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union for a contract to operate Germany's Northwest Hessen Network for 15 years from December 2017. The tender is being managed by...
network-rail-orders-fifth-ballast-cleaner
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has placed a £50m order with Plasser & Theurer for a new ballast cleaning machine, taking its total to five. Dubbed BCS5, this is the first unit to utilise...
jernbaneverket-awards-follo-line-tunnel-contact
NORWAY's infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has awarded the first of five engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to Condotte, Italy, for the 22km Follo Line linking Oslo Central and Ski.The contract, which involves tunnel excavation using...
dresden-wroclaw-service-to-be-withdrawn
REGIONAL transport authorities in Germany and Poland have announced direct cross-border passenger services between Dresden and Wroclaw will be withdrawn on March 1, even though a four-year operating contract only began last year. DB Regio and...
morocco-plans-$us-780m-rail-investment-in-2015
THE board of Moroccan National Railways (ONCF) approved a capital budget of Dirhams 7.5bn ($US 780m) for this year at a meeting in Rabat on February 19, which was chaired by minister for infrastructure, transport...
austrian-court-halts-öbb-direct-award-deal
VIENNA's Administrative Court has annulled a direct award contract issued by Verkehrsverbund Ostregion (VOR) to Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for the operation of additional passenger services in the Vienna area from December following a complaint...
careful-project-management-pays-dividends-in-melbourne
Melbourne's Regional Rail Link project is set to transform rail travel in the city when it is completed later this year. The project offers valuable project management lessons to other undertakings in Australia and around...