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Danish ERTMS programme facing two-year delay DANISH infrastructure manager Banedanmark confirmed on October 11 that the rollout of ERTMS across the 2132km national network has proved more complex than expected, and completion of the programme has been pushed back.
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SIEMENS announced on December 6 that it successfully conducted driving tests with its Trainguard 200 ETCS equipment in Sweden over a two-week period in November. The test results mean that ERTMS is now validated in Scandinavia,...
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BOMBARDIER announced on December 6 that it won its first contract in China as part of the Bombardier and New United Group Signalling Solutions (BNS) joint venture. The $US 33m contract is from Changzhou Metro to...
THE 39-year-old DB Networks signalman, who was on duty when two Meridian trains collided head on near Bad Aibling, Germany, on February 9, has been convicted of negligence and sentenced to 3 years 6 months...
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WITH just weeks to go before the start of full commercial operations, Switzerland’s Federal Transport Office (BAV) has approved the use of Bombardier Traxx locomotives in the Gotthard Base Tunnel following the installation of an...
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AHEAD of the German national elections in 2017, the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) and seven other railway associations have put forward three policy initiatives designed to boost rail traffic. The first initiative, Deutschland-Takt, calls for...
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ALSTOM recorded an 8% increase in sales, a 20% jump in adjusted Ebit, and turned a 2015-16 first-half loss of €57m into a profit of €128m during the first half of its 2016-17 financial year...
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CROSS-BORDER train services between the Dutch city of Groningen and the German town of Leer partially restarted on October 30 after both Dutch and German infrastructure managers Prorail and DB Networks implemented signalling modifications. The modifications...
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SAD Local Transport, which operates train services partly in cooperation with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) in the Bolzano area, invites tenders by October 31 for seven tri-voltage EMUs.The trains must be designed to operate on...
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THE Dutch government has agreed to adopt a proposal by the secretary of state for infrastructure Mrs Sharon Dijksma to bring infrastructure manager Prorail under direct state control, according to reports in the Dutch press...
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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) International started work on October 17 on a $US 38m project to reconstruct the Vinarci - Dzordzevo line in Serbia, which is the last of the three southern sections of TEN-T Corridor...