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THE supervisory board of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has approved plans to significantly increase the number of overnight trains it operates and the railway has been negotiating with German Rail…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has exercised a second and final option with Bombardier for eight additional class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives, taking its fleet to 45 units.
THE Hungarian government finalised the 2016 budget on May 23 for the Integrated Programme for Transport (IKOP), which is 85% financed by the EU, and allocates a total of Forints…
PUBLIC transport companies in the Netherlands are planning to abolish cash payment for bus and tram tickets, following a significant rise in robberies.
THE European Court of Auditors says rail's market share of European Union (EU) freight has fallen since 2011 despite the EU contributing €28bn to rail projects between 2007 and 2013…
GERMAN freight wagon leasing and logistics company VTG has acquired a new major shareholder after the sale of Wilbur Ross's final 20% stake in the company to Kühne Holding, a…
BULGARIA celebrated the completion of a 10-year project to modernise its principal rail link with Greece and Turkey on May 15, when prime minister Mr Boyko Borissov and minister of…
THE Swiss Federal Council has submitted plans to parliament for SFr 13.2bn ($US 13.3bn) in funding to cover the cost of maintaining the Swiss rail network for the period 2017-2020.
BRITISH train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has selected CAF, Spain, to supply and maintain a fleet of 200km/h inter-city EMUs as well as coaches to be hauled by class 68…
ALBTAL Transport Company (AVG) and Karlsruhe Transport Authority (VBK) have awarded a €59.5m contract to Bombardier for a further 12 Flexity Swift ET 2010 tram-trains.
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