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MERSEYTRAVEL, which is responsible for the 120.7km two-line metro-style network centred on Liverpool, has applied to the Merseytravel Committee for approval to invest £400m to upgrade the network and replace…
BRITISH prime minister Mr David Cameron led the celebrations to mark the opening of the Hitachi's new £82m rail vehicle manufacturing facility at Newton Aycliffe in northeast England on September…
RUSSIA's second city, St Petersburg, has awarded a contract to PK Transportnye Sistemy, Russia, for 10 low-floor LRVs. 
EUROPE's largest railfreight market endured a difficult start to 2015 according to first half figures released by Germany's federal statistics agency on September 1, which show volumes fell to 178.3…
NORWEGIAN infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket marked the completion of the country's first ERTMS deployment on August 31, when transport minister Mr Ketil Solvik-Olsen officially reopened the 80km Ski – Sarpsborg Østfold…
POLAND marked the completion of its first completely new main line railway for 40 years on August 30 with the inauguration of the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway (PKM), a 17km non-electrified…
GERMANY's Bochum-Gelsenkirchen Tramways (Bogestra) signed a contract worth around €110m with Stadler Pankow on August 27 for a further 42 Variobahn metre-gauge bidirectional low-floor LRVs, which will replace the troubled…
KRAKOW Transport Authority (MPK) launched its new fleet of 36 Pesa Krakowiak low-floor LRVs on August 30, when the first vehicles entered service on Line 50.
TRIMBLE, United States, announced on August 27 that Irish Rail will be deploying Nexala's R2M remote diagnostics monitoring system across its CAF class 29000 commuter fleet.
FOLLOWING a public tender, Rheinland Local Transport, in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia, has awarded German Rail (DB Regio) a four-year concession to operate Euregiobahn Line RB 20…
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