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rail-freight-still-losing-market-share-in-europe
May 24, 2016
THE European Court of Auditors says rail's market share of European Union (EU) freight has fallen since 2011 despite the EU contributing €28bn to rail projects between 2007 and 2013 and a concerted effort since...
bangkok-orders-two-metro-train-fleets
May 24, 2016
BANGKOK Mass Transit System (BTS) has awarded contracts worth a total of Baht 10.9bn ($US 305m) for two fleets of metro trains. Siemens will supply 22 four-car Inspirosets while CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, China, will...
kühne-holding-acquires-stake-in-vtg
May 24, 2016
GERMAN freight wagon leasing and logistics company VTG has acquired a new major shareholder after the sale of Wilbur Ross's final 20% stake in the company to Kühne Holding, a shipping, logistics and hotel company...
israel-railways-launches-a1-link-telecoms-tender
May 24, 2016
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has invited bids by June 30 for a 10-year contract to design, build, test, commission, and maintain a radio communications system for the...
bulgaria-completes-modernisation-of-rail-link-to-turkey
May 24, 2016
BULGARIA celebrated the completion of a 10-year project to modernise its principal rail link with Greece and Turkey on May 15, when prime minister Mr Boyko...
india-approves-varanasi-and-kanpur-metros
May 23, 2016
THE Indian government has approved plans by the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) for new metro networks in Varanasi and Kanpur which should enable construction to...
swiss-plan-to-spend-sfr-132bn-on-rail-infrastructure
May 23, 2016
THE Swiss Federal Council has submitted plans to parliament for SFr 13.2bn ($US 13.3bn) in funding to cover the cost of maintaining the Swiss rail network for...
la-opens-santa-monica-expo-line-extension
May 23, 2016
LOS Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) opened a 10.6km extension to its Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica on May 20 with free...
korail-orders-high-speed-trains-from-hyundai-rotem
May 23, 2016
KOREA's national train operator Korail has selected Hyundai Rotem to supply a fleet of 30 HEMU-250 trains for operation on the new Gyeongjeon line to Masan in...
caf-to-supply-trains-to-transpennine-express
May 23, 2016
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...