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Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) maintains a dense and efficient passenger network which it plans to expand further in the next few years. Jeannine Pilloud, SBB’s new head of passenger services,…
Last month the British government issued its command paper on the future of the country’s railways, which set an ambitious target of cutting costs by £3.5bn by the end of…
A strategic review commissioned by Irish Rail suggests incremental improvements to Ireland’s core railway network could yield major benefits over the next decade. Keith Barrow examines the key findings of…
SWEDISH transport authority Trafikverket has awarded Atkins the design contract for the four-tracking of the Barkaby - Kallhäll section of the Stockholm - Västerås line.
EUROCAREX achieved a milestone in its plans to launch a European high-speed railfreight network yesterday, when it operated a test train from Lyon to London.
GUILLAUME Pepy, president of French National Railways (SNCF), today marked the completion of 10 years of work when he inaugurated the rebuilt St Lazare station in Paris. With 1600 trains…
The Swiss Federal Council has recommended payments of SFr 6.62bn ($US 7.44bn) to maintain Switzerland's railway infrastructure under the terms of the 2013 - 2016 performance agreement with Swiss Federal…
TRAFFIC on the Betuweroute, the dedicated freight line from Rotterdam to the German border near Emmerich, increased by 30% in 2011 to 23,000 trains.
THE two signalman on duty when two passenger trains collided head-on near Szczekociny in southern Poland on March 3, killing 16 people and injuring another 58, are being questioned by…
Despite the fact that Europe is no closer to having an interoperable railway through the creation of a standard signalling system, a strategy is now emerging for the rollout of…
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