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FOLLOWING a shareholders' meeting, the board of Italian Railway Network (RFI) announced on July 24 that it has appointed Mr Maurizio Gentile as the infrastructure manager's new CEO.
THE prime minister of Turkey, Mr Recep Erdogan, will officially open the 245km Eskişehir – Istanbul section of the 533km Ankara – Istanbul high-speed line on July 25.
BALFOUR Beatty and Carillion have announced that they are in talks over a possible merger that could create a £3bn construction and services business.
GERMAN Rail (DB) published its financial results for the first half of 2014 on July 24, revealing that ridership on its trains in Germany increased by 10 million year-on-year to…
THE French Senate definitively adopted the findings of the parliamentary joint committee (CMP) on draft legislation on railway reform in one of the final steps in the legislative process before…
THE transport authorities of the German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg have awarded DB Regio a 12-year contract to operate the Allgäu diesel network which covers 7.8 million train-km per…
TRENITALIA's new Alstom Jazz EMU was formally presented to regional and local council representatives from the Piedmont region of northern Italy at Turin Porta Susa station on July 18 by…
SPAIN's high-speed network infrastructure manager, Adif Alta Velocidad, has awarded a €98.6m upgrading and 20-year maintenance contract for a 65km section of the Barcelona – Valencia main line to a…
LEIPZIG Transport (LVG) engineering subsidiary Iftec and Vossloh Kiepe handed over the first two refurbished F76 U-Bahn vehicles to Berlin Transport (BVG) on July 15, marking the completion of the…
HITACHI Rail Europe unveiled mock-ups of two new train designs for the European market in London on July 21: the AT100 metro train and the AT200 regional train.
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