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CATALONIA Government Railways (FGC) marked the completion of a project to upgrade the Lleida – La Pobla de Segur line on July 24 with the launch of new rolling stock…
DB Regio has won a three-year contract tendered by Bavarian railway authority BEG to operate services on non-electrified routes south and east of Ulm from this December until the end…
VIVARAIL, a British company set up to convert former London Underground trains to DMUs, announced on July 22 that it has reached an agreement to lease its prototype three-car class…
THE first of two Alstom H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Metrans, the open-access rail freight subsidiary of Hamburg Ports and Logistics (HHLA), has entered service in the Port of Hamburg.
BULGARIA’s minister of transport, information technology and communications Mr Ivaylo Moskovski and Mr Stoyan Bratoev, managing director of Sofia metro operator Metropolitan, inaugurated the 1.3km southern extension of metro Line…
LUXTRAM, the public company responsible for developing the first light rail line in Luxembourg, announced on July 19 that the first sections of track for Line 1 have been laid…
FRENCH secretary of state for transport Mr Alain Vidalies unveiled the government’s strategy to revive France’s loss-making conventional long-distance services on July 21, but confirmed that more than half of…
HECTOR Rail, a Swedish open access operator, has signed an agreement with Siemens for the delivery of five new electric Vectron locomotives with an option for 15 more, which is…
THE West Midlands Combined Authority (WCMA), Colas Rail, Egis Rail, Tony Gee and Pell Frischmann have set up the Midland Metro Alliance to procure, construct and commission extensions worth £1.2bn…
A study of fully-automated driverless metros conducted by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) says that the length of such lines is expected to increase from 789km today to…
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