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ITALY’s infrastructure manager Italian Rail Network (RFI) awarded a €1.65bn contract to the Cepav Due Consortium on June 7 for the construction of the first section of the Brescia -…
THE European alliance of new rail entrants, AllRail, is calling on the Swiss government to open the domestic passenger rail market to competition.
STADLER has won the first order for its new generation of six-axle Co'Co locomotives which were designed at its Albuixech plant in Valencia, Spain, for the European market.
SWEDISH regional operator Skånetrafiken has awarded a contract to CAF to supply seven LRVs for the new light rail line in Lund and maintain them for 10 years, with an…
THE French Senate voted by a large majority on June 5 in favour of the new railway bill to reform French National Railways (SNCF), allow open-access passenger operation, end restrictive…
STADLER and Swiss operator Southeast Rail (SOB) unveiled the first Traverso Flirt low-floor EMU destined for operation on the Voralpen Express at a ceremony in Erlen on June 6.
Estonia’s 1520mm-gauge railway network has been on a rollercoaster ride during the last few years with numerous organisational changes, plummeting freight traffic and passenger traffic growing strongly. However, as David…
LUXEMBOURG’s minister for sustainable development and infrastructure, Mr François Bausch, and Ms Lydie Polfer, mayor of the City of Luxembourg, announced on June 4 that the next section of the…
Russia’s passenger rail sector is experiencing dramatic changes in its regulatory environment as the government looks to spur a rolling stock renewal programme by encouraging market competition. Ilya Tereshko, deputy…
THE October Electric Car Repair Plant (OEVRZ) division of Transmashholding, Russia, has completed the delivery of 27 new six-car trains to St Petersburg for operation on Line 3 (Green Line)…
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