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BRITISH train operator Great Western Railway (GWR) launched its new fleet of Hitachi class 802 bi-mode trains on August 17 with a media run from Penzance to Exeter.
PASSENGER numbers on London’s Night Tube service grew to 8.7 million customers in its second year, up from 7.8 million in 2016-17. A report released by London First and EY…
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) has placed an initial €375m order for eight day trains and 13 night trains as part of a €1.5bn framework agreement it has signed with Siemens…
APPENZELL Railways (AB), Switzerland, began operating the first of 11 Tango LRVs in passenger service on the Teufen - Appenzell line on August 15, four months after the vehicle was…
THE head of Britain’s Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents operators and infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR), has called for major changes to the role of the private sector in…
TRENITALIA was quick to respond to the collapse of a major highway bridge over a railway between Genoa Rivarolo and Genoa Sampierdarena on August 14 which immediately affected train services…
Rail freight traffic between China and Europe has grown rapidly since China introduced a range of measures, including subsidies, to make rail more attractive to shippers. David Briginshaw reports from…
GERMAN Rail (DB) and VTG have released the interim results of the “Innovative Freight Wagon” research project to construct and test lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient freight wagons, with four…
EUROPEAN wagon leasing company VTG says it has reached a significant milestone in the takeover of Nacco, one of its smaller competitors, with the signing of purchase agreements by a…
BULGARIAN State Railways (BDZ) subsidiary BDZ Passenger Transport has invited four rolling stock suppliers to bid for a contract to supply at least 42 EMUs following the approval of the…
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