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THE board of directors of SNCF Mobility have approved a contract worth €2.7bn with Alstom for the supply of 100 next-generation TGV high-speed trains.
CZECH private operator RegioJet has won its first tender to operate regional services in the Czech Republic. The company already operates tendered regional services in Slovakia and open-access long distance…
ITALY’s new minister for infrastructure and transport, Mr Danilo Toninelli, announced on Facebook on July 25 that he has signed a decree dismissing the entire board of Italian State Railways…
CHANNEL Tunnel operator Getlink reported a growth in revenue and Ebitda for the ninth consecutive time in its half-year results for January to June 2018, released on July 25, helped…
TEST running has started on Britain’s East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and Darlington of the first of 19 class 802/2 Nova 1 bi-mode trains which Hitachi Rail Europe is…
RB Rail, the joint venture of the three Baltic States, signed a €139,876 contract with Civitta Estonia and Railistics on July 24 to conduct a feasibility study of a freight…
COLOGNE-based transport authority Rhineland Local Transport (NVR) has begun the tender process to fully reopen the 30km Düren - Euskirchen via Zülpich line, located between Aachen and Bonn, from December…
BOMBARDIER and Hitachi have filed proceedings in Britain’s High Court over Transport for London’s (TFL) decision on June 15 to award Siemens a £1.5bn contract to design and build 94…
THE first Leo Express service to Krakow departed on July 20 from platform 1B at Prague's main railway station, becoming the first long-distance open-access passenger operator and the only Czech…
THE New Zealand government has announced that it will allocate $NZ 250,000 ($US 170,000) through the provincial growth fund for a feasibility study to investigate the viability of a daily,…
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