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ALSTOM achieved a 22% increase in adjusted Ebit and a 39% increase in net profit in 2017-18 despite a 28% drop in orders received and a 2% decline in its…
AUSTRIAN open-access operator Westbahn has applied to the Austrian rail regulator Schienencontrol to extend its Vienna - Salzburg service to Munich. The German rail regulator is expected to publish a…
The opening of the Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp HSL South high-speed line in 2009 failed to live up to expectations with the collapse of the Amsterdam - Brussels Fyra…
The Rail Baltica project to connect the three Baltic state capitals with Poland by a standard-gauge high-speed rail link is gaining momentum. However, as David Briginshaw reports from the Estonian…
AUSTRIA's narrow-gauge Zillertalbahn announced on May 15 that Stadler is the successful bidder for a €80m contract to supply five hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units.
MODERNISATION of the Preston - Blackpool North line reached a milestone on May 14 when a Virgin Trains class 390 Pendolino EMU became the first electric train to operate under…
PRODUCTION is due to start in the fourth quarter of 2018 on Turkey’s national EMU project under a joint venture of Tüvasaş, Turkish State Railways (TCDD) and Turkey’s Ministry of…
TENDERING has begun for a contract to rehabilitate the 34.2km line between the Albanian capital Tirana and the port of Durrës, together with the construction of a new 7.4km line…
POLAND’s largest rail freight operator, PKP Cargo, and Lithuanian Railways (LG) signed an agreement on May 10 pledging to cooperate on measures to streamline the handling of freight at border…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has confirmed it is planning to boost seating capacity on domestic services on HSL South in addition to the previously-announced increase in frequencies to cope with a…
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