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THE European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a €50m loan agreement with Swietelsky Baugesellschaft, Austria, on March 5 to finance a €105m research project into the development of innovative track maintenance…
THE president of the Italian region of Tuscany Mr Enrico Rossi announced on March 2 that the regional government has secured a €200m loan to finance track-doubling on the 44km…
STOCKHOLM Local Transport (SL) and Bombardier unveiled artist's impressions of the forthcoming C30 train for the city's metro network at the EurasiaRail exhibition in Istanbul on March 5.
BELGIAN railfreight operator SNCB Logistics has launched a new fast wagonload service linking Belgium with Switzerland, cutting transit times from a week to 4.5 days.
AN agreement to develop plans for an intermodal rail terminal to serve fresh food and flower producers in the Westland agricultural area near Rotterdam was signed at the Fruit Logistica…
NORTHERN Rail began operating electric services between Manchester and Liverpool on March 5, marking the completion of the second phase of Network Rail's North West electrification programme.
SIX major players in the rail industry came together in Utrecht on March 4 to launch Railsponsible, a new international procurement initiative which aims to achieve improvements in sustainability throughout…
With an annual purchasing volume of more than €10bn, German Rail is a key customer for thousands of rail industry suppliers. Chief procurement officer Uwe Günter tells Keith Barrow how…
Despite the recent launch of a new premium express service intended to draw traffic back to rail, these are turbulent times for Poland's national long-distance passenger operator. Andrew Goltz considers…
At the start of this year new 10-year concessions came into effect for infrastructure management and operation of passenger services on most of the Dutch railway network. Quintus Vosman considers…
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