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sbb-appeals-split-of-swiss-inter-city-concessions
July 17, 2018
SWISS Federal Railways’ (SBB) appealed the Swiss Federal Transport Office’s (BAV) decision to award BLS, Switzerland’s second biggest railway, two long-distance passenger service concessions on July 16, arguing proposed changes “must be clarified legally”.BAV announced...
brazil-includes-two-railways-in-concession-plans
July 17, 2018
BRAZIL’s Investment Partnership Programme (PPI) Council confirmed on July 6 the inclusion of two new railways in the government's concessions programme: the Rio - Vitoria line and the northern section of the North-South Railway (FNS).According...
china-approves-ningxia-high-speed-line11
July 17, 2018
CHINA’s top economic planning authority, the National Development and Reform Commission has approved the construction of the western section of a high-speed line linking Baotou, the second-largest city in Inner Mongolia, with Yinchuan, the capital...
newag-presents-first-dragon-2-electric-locomotive
July 17, 2018
NEWAG presented its new Dragon 2 locomotive at a ceremony at Poland’s Railway Research Institute Operations Centre in Żmigród on July 12, attended by Poland’s...
south-australia-finalises-funding-for-gawler-electrification
July 17, 2018
THE state government of South Australia and the Australian government have formalised an agreement that will see $A 220m ($US 163.3m) of federal funding...
longest-tunnel-complete-for-wendlingen-ulm-high-speed-line
July 16, 2018
TUNNELLING for the western tube of the 8.8km twin-bore Bossler tunnel at the western end of the new Stuttgart - Wendlingen - Ulm high-speed line concluded on...
milan-orders-more-leonardo-metro-trains-from-hitachi-rail-italy
July 16, 2018
HITACHI Rail Italy (HRI) signed an €87m contract on July 16 to supply 12 Leonardo trains for use on Line 2 of the Milan Metro, in addition to the 60...
septa-unveils-first-siemens-acs-64-electric-locomotive
July 16, 2018
THE first of 15 Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives delivered to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) was unveiled at a ceremony and made...
florence-extends-tram-line-t1
July 16, 2018
FLORENCE extended its light rail network to the north of the city centre on July 16 with the inauguration of the 4.1km section of Line T1 from Alamanni-Stazione,...
rolling-stock-shortage-forces-widespread-train-cancellations-in-portugal
July 16, 2018
PORTUGUESE Trains (CP) has publicly announced that a lack of serviceable rolling stock will force it to cut a number of services, starting in August. CP’s...

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