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ITALY's prime minister Mr Matteo Renzi has named Italian State Railways (FS) CEO Mr Mauro Moretti as CEO of Finmeccanica, the country's largest state-owned conglomerate, as part of a wider…
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) announced on April 16 that it has signed a 27-month direct award franchise agreement with Abellio for the Greater Anglia franchise, which covers the operation…
DURING a Parliamentary meeting on railways, Dutch secretary of state for infrastructure, Mrs. Wilma Mansveld announced that the government is willing to provide funds for the electrification of the Maas…
THE Dutch cabinet has approved a €2.5bn budget to install ERTMS on all trains by 2022 and on the busiest sections of the national rail network by 2030.
RHINE-RUHR Transport Authority (VRR) announced on April 11 that it has awarded German Rail (DB) subsidiary DB Regio NRW an interim contract to operate the future Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) network…
WITH less than a year to go before the launch of its MTR Express inter-city services, MTR Corporation subsidiary MTR Nordic submitted a track access application to Swedish infrastructure manager…
RHAETIAN Railway (RhB), Switzerland's largest independently-owned railway, saw a 2.9% increase in passenger traffic last year, according to the company's annual results, which also show freight performance remains below expectations.
INTERNATIONAL high-speed operator Thalys launched a new twice-daily direct service between Amsterdam Central and Lille Europe on April 12.
BREMEN Tramways (BSAG) has announced plans to acquire a fleet of up to 77 LRVs and refurbish up to 62 existing GT8N low-floor trams as part of its demand-driven tram…
PASSENGERS travelling on Britain's planned HS2 line from northern England wishing to travel to continental Europe are destined to trudge along Euston Road in London to transfer from Euston to…
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