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THE Czech region of Karlovy Vary announced on November 3 that it will provide funding for a new weekend cross-border service between Karlovy Vary and Zwickau, where there will be…
ACCORDING to the International Union of Railways’ (UIC) annual report on railway accidents in Europe, in 2016, 52% of accidents were caused by trespassing, and 24% by accidents at level…
GERMAN open-access operator Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX), owned by Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), United States, has reached an agreement with FlixBus, a private long-distance bus operator, for FlixBus to market and sell…
THE chairman of Italy’s open-access high-speed rail operator NTV, Mr Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, has confirmed that the company will launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the stock exchange…
SWEDISH regional public transport authority Östgötatrafiken has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further three X61 Coradia Nordic 15kV ac EMUs.
THE German Railway Authority (EBA) has approved Vossloh’s HSG-city as a heavy ancillary vehicle capable of speeds of up to 60km/h, enabling the track grinding machine to operate on main…
JUNAKALUSTO, Finland, has awarded a contract to Stadler to overhaul 78 motor and 117 trailer bogies running under four-car Flirt EMUs which Stadler delivered to Finland between 2009 and 2014.
BRITAIN’s HS2 Ltd has shortlisted five train builders to bid for a contract worth around £2.75bn to design, build and maintain at least 54 360km/h trains for entry into service…
KEOLIS, a subsidiary of French National Railways (SNCF), has signed a five-year deal with Canada’s Institute for Data Valorisation (Ivado) to share and analyse Big Data to help develop innovative…
THE Swiss Federal Council has ratified a recommendation that the board of directors of SBB Cargo should be strengthened, its independence increased and business partners or major customers be invited…
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