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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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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...
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VÄSTTRAFIK, the public transport authority in the Swedish region of Västra Göteland, together with its counterparts in the counties of Halland and Jönkoping, have awarded Swedish national passenger operator SJ a nine-year contract to operate...
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VEOLIA's German public transport subsidiary Veolia Verkehr announced on October 14 that its Ostseeland Verkehr business unit will cease operation of its Leipzig – Berlin – Rostock/Warnemünde InterConnex long-distance passenger services, blaming high infrastructure charges...
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THE state government of New South Wales says a number of local and international companies have responded to an Expression of Interest (EOI) called earlier this year for a $A 2.8bn ($US 2.43bn) contract to...
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VIENNA celebrated the official opening of its new central station on October 10 following a seven-year project that cost €987m and was funded by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the city of Vienna, European Union sources...