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THE Polish government has taken control of financially-troubled train builder Pesa with all of the company’s shares being acquired by the Polish Development Fund (PFR).
A new study by Boston Consulting Group* on the performance of European railways suggests states may need to step up investment in their rail networks if they want to sustain…
AN agreement was signed in the Estonian capital Tallinn on May 29 by the railways of three Baltic states to launch a new intermodal freight service called Amber Train.
ITALY’s Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport and the National Railway Safety Agency (ANSF) have rejected a plan by Italy’s infrastructure manager Italian Rail Network (RFI) to increase the maximum speed…
THE planned merger between Siemens Mobility and Alstom has moved a step closer after Siemens has passed two key legal hurdles in France.
REGIONAL passenger services across the Øresund bridge linking Denmark and Sweden are to be enhanced and reorganised in three phases between 2019 and 2021 to increase capacity and improve reliability.
FLIXTRAIN has announced plans to add a second train pair on its new Stuttgart - Berlin route from June 21 with frequency set to increase to daily from five times…
    BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) has agreed to fund the procurement of trains to operate on the 14.6km Gunzenhausen - Wassertrüdingen line in Germany, an extension of the current…
UNITED Wagon Company, Russia, has won orders to supply hopper freight wagons and tank cars to two customers.
THE Rail Baltica joint venture company of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, RB Rail, invites bids by July 4 for a study into the procurement and deployment strategy for the development…
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