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Belozerov appointed RZD president MR Oleg Belozerov, Russia's first deputy minister of transport, has been appointed president of Russian Railways (RZD) by Russian prime minister Mr Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting in Moscow on August 20.
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SEVERAL managers of Dutch railway infrastructure manager Prorail have been forbidden from taking part in tendering procedures for track maintenance contracts.The restriction follows research carried out by accountancy company PWC into Prorail's integrity. PWC discovered...
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THE International Union of Railways (UIC) director general Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux has confirmed that new Russian Railways (RZD) president Mr Oleg Belozerov will succeed his predecessor Mr Vladimir Yakunin as chairman of the UIC. Loubinoux says...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) and the European Railway Industry Association (Unife) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance the International Railway Industry Standard (Iris) with the goal of improving the quality and reliability of...
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MR Oleg Belozerov, Russia's first deputy minister of transport, has been appointed president of Russian Railways (RZD) by Russian prime minister Mr Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting in Moscow on August 20. Belozerov, 45, has been...
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Public-private partnerships, in particular build-operate-transfer arrangements (BOT), are increasingly being deployed to deliver new rail infrastructure projects. However, as George Kaulbeck, principal consultant at CPCS argues, policymakers should not assume that BOT is the preferred...
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MALAYAN Railway (KTM) has decided to terminate all long-distance passenger trains in Johor Bahru and introduce a shuttle to Singapore instead. Long-distance passenger trains operated by KTM from Butterworth, Kuala Lumpur and Gemas no longer cross...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has launched a major restructuring of its organisation and a reduction in its management team in the wake of an 18.2% drop in Ebit for the first half of 2015, and a...
WHILE still opposing the European Union's (EU) Fourth Railway Package in the EU council and parliament, Germany and France are already making sure it will have no effect in bringing competition to public service obligation...
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SPAIN's national operator Renfe will launch a tender in September for the supply of 40 high-speed trains under a €1.1bn framework contract to be awarded during 2016, according to its president Mr Pablo Vázquez.The contract...
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INVESTMENT in inland transport infrastructure across the 34 member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has fallen to a record low of 0.8% of GDP, according to analysis by the organisation's...