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France moves towards regional rail competition A special committee of the French Senate adopted a legislative amendment on March 17 which will pave the way for the introduction of competitive tendering for regional rail services by the end of the decade.
THE International Union of Railways' (UIC) Railway Global Executive MBA is in danger of collapsing if more students don't sign up soon, warns Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC secretary general. ''Only 15 people have signed up so...
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DUTCH Minister of Finance, Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, has informed the Dutch Parliament that Netherlands Railways (NS) will stop ordering trains through its Irish leasing subsidiary NS Financial Services Company which will be wound down. About...
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ITALIAN State Railways is promising to introduce several new presentation concepts to the World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR), which it will host in Milan from May 29 - June 2 2016, and is inviting...
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THE Kenyan government has told a High Court hearing that Rift Valley Railways (RVR), which has a concession to operate the metre gauge Kenya-Uganda Railway, must continue to pay a road maintenance levy for highway...
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ARGENTINEAN president Mrs Christina Kirchner announced on March 2 that the government will present a bill to Congress to renationalise all of the country's railways, bringing to an end more than a quarter of a...
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FRENCH rail regulator Araf and Britain's Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) are set to take over responsibility for monitoring conditions of access and infrastructure charges for the Channel Tunnel from the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), under...
THIS Sunday sees the demise of another European cross-border train service with the withdrawal of the three daily Regional Express services between Dresden, Germany, and Wroclaw in Poland. The RE 100 Dresden Wroclaw Express was launched...
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ETIHAD Rail has signed an agreement with Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to cooperate on railway alignments, station locations, and to define contractural and operational requirements for both partiess as Etihad Rail progresses with...
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London's Crossrail is setting the benchmark for incorporating sustainability targets into railway project management. Kevin Smith considers the structure and application of Crossrail's sustainable strategy and, as construction reaches its peak, looks at some of...
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Melbourne's Regional Rail Link project is set to transform rail travel in the city when it is completed later this year. The project offers valuable project management lessons to other undertakings in Australia and around...