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Regiojet plans Prague - Bratislava services CZECH open-access passenger operator Regiojet is planning to launch a new service between Prague and the Slovakian capital Bratislava.
swiss-plan-to-spend-sfr-132bn-on-rail-infrastructure
THE Swiss Federal Council has submitted plans to parliament for SFr 13.2bn ($US 13.3bn) in funding to cover the cost of maintaining the Swiss rail network for the period 2017-2020. Of this sum, SFr 7.6bn is...
caf-to-supply-trains-to-transpennine-express
BRITISH train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has selected CAF, Spain, to supply and maintain a fleet of 200km/h inter-city EMUs as well as coaches to be hauled by class 68 locomotives under a total investment...
crrc-to-start-testing-hybrid-train-next-month
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles plans to start a six-month testing programme with China's first hybrid-power train at the China Academy of Railway Sciences in June. The train is currently undergoing technical debugging in Jilin province. The...
minsk-gomel-electric-services-to-start-next-month
BELARUS Railways (BC) has confirmed it will launch electric passenger services on the line from the capital Minsk to the country's second-largest city Gomel on June 3. Regional services will be operated by Stadler EPr Flirt...
rdc-seeks-diverse-opportunities-in-european-market
Railroad Development Corporation, United States, is continuing to increase its footprint in the European market. RDC chairman, Henry Posner III, outlines the company's recent experiences to Keith Fender. RAILROAD Development Corporation (RDC) has steadily grown its...
driver-distraction-likely-cause-of-fatal-amtrak-derailment
THE US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the driver of a Washington DC - New York Amtrak Northeast Regional train which derailed near Philadelphia on May 12 2015 was likely to have...
bosnian-talgo-trains-to-enter-service-in-july
BOSNIA-Herzegovina Federal Railways (ZFBH) says the long-delayed launch of its fleet of Talgo trains will finally take place in July, when the fleet will be introduced on services from Sarajevo to Zagreb and Ploče in...
poland-certifies-coradia-lint-trains
ALSTOM has received approval for its Coradia Lint 41 EMUs to operate in Poland. With certification already granted in the Czech Republic, the trains can be operated on cross-border services between these two countries and...
stadler-to-supply-emus-for-sob’s-voralpen-express
SWISS Southeast Railway (SOB) has awarded a SFr 170m ($US 175m) contract to Stadler to supply Flirt EMUs for operation on its scenic Voralpen Express route from St Gallen to Lucerne from December 2019.The new...
no-train-accident-fatalities-in-britain-for-eight-years
BRITAIN's Rail Accident Investigation Branch (Raib) says 2015 was the eighth year in a row that there were no passenger fatalities resulting from train accidents, and that Britain's railways remain among the safest in Europe.Nevertheless,...