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AFTER a four-year hiatus, Slovenia is set to restart construction work on the second line between Divača and the Adriatic port of Koper.
Dr Róbert Homolya was announced as the new CEO of Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) on August 2. Homolya was earlier responsible for transport oversight and development.
BORDEAUX Metropole has ordered an additional five Citadis trams from Alstom for €14m, on top of the 25 vehicles currently being manufactured at Alstom's site in La Rochelle.
KNORR-Bremse announced on August 6 it will sell its British-based businesses, Knorr-Bremse RailServices and Kiepe Electric, to Munich-based holding company, Mutares, with closing expected by autumn 2018.  
BADEN-Württemberg municipal transport operator Albtal Transport (AVG) has begun testing the use of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) catenary masts as part of a pilot project with Powerlines Group, Austria.
SERBIA’s deputy prime minister and minister of civil engineering, transport and infrastructure, Mrs Zorana Mihajlović, has announced that the Serbian section of the line from Belgrade to the Montenegrin port…
Trams returned to the heart of Luxembourg City on July 27, with the opening of the 1.6km section from Pont Rouge to Place de l'Etoile.
GREAT Western Railway (GWR) operated the first class 800 Intercity Express Trains built by Hitachi Rail Europe between London and Paignton on June 30, the first Intercity Express Train to…
FOLLOWING a European tender, Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) and Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport have awarded Go-Ahead Transport Germany a contract to operate the Allgäu Electric Network for 12 years from…
SIEMENS’ Mobility division will be transferred into a legally separate company owned by Siemens in anticipation of its merger with Alstom, as part of a Siemens’ company-wide restructuring announced on…
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