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FRENCH prime minister Mr Édouard Philippe confirmed at a press conference at the Hôtel de Matignon in Paris on May 25 that the state will take on €35bn of French…
EUROPEAN railway infrastructure managers formalised a joint response to last summer’s Rastatt incident on May 16, when the International Contingency Management Handbook was unanimously approved at the Rail Net Europe…
THE president of the Sicilian Region, Mr Sebastiano Musumeci, signed a €1.6bn contract with Mr Orazio Iacono, managing director of Trenitalia, covering the operation of passenger services on the Italian…
BOSNIA and Herzegovina Federal Railways (ŽFBiH) has announced it will reinstate passenger services between Sarajevo and Bihać on July 1 following the completion of a Marka 2.26m ($US 1.35m) project…
THE Welsh government announced on May 23 that it intends to appoint KeolisAmey as Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales & Borders franchise and the South Wales Metro…
TRANSMASHHOLDING, Russia, and Hitachi, Japan have agreed to set up a joint venture in Russia to produce traction inverters for passenger trains for Russia, central Asia and Europe.
MR Andrew Haines has been named as the new CEO of Britain’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) to succeed Mr Mark Carne. Haines will take up his new appointment in…
THE Norwegian Railway Directorate confirmed on May 22 that the country’s first competitively-tendered concession for the operation of passenger services on the national network will be awarded in October, later…
PASSENGER services have resumed on the line between Walbrzych in southwest Poland and Meziměstí in the north of the Czech Republic.
CZECH rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation Group has acquired the remaining 25% stake in Finnish train builder Transtech for an undisclosed sum.
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