Europe

KEOLIS commenced operation of the 15-year Teutoburger-Wald-Network (TWN) concession in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, on December 10.
WEST Midlands Trains, a joint venture of Abellio, JR East and Mitsui, has finalised two orders worth £680m for 107 new trains with Bombardier and CAF for the new West…
A new SFr 87m ($US 87.7m) tram link between the Swiss city of Basle and the French town of St Louis in Alsace was officially opened on December 9 after…
KEOLIS Nederland commenced operation of its second rail concession in the Netherlands on December 11 when it took over an 81km network in the province of Overijssel.
THE first four out of 17 Evo Pendolino trains being supplied by Alstom to Italy’s open-access high-speed operator NTV entered service on December 7 between Rome and Venice.
HYUNDAI-Rotem, Korea, has received a Won 156.5bn ($US 143m) contract to supply 120 cars for operation on the new Line M7 of the Istanbul metro.
THE first five 250km/h ICE4 series-production trains which Siemens is supplying to German Rail (DB) entered regular passenger service on December 10 on the Hamburg - Munich and Hamburg -…
SCOTLAND’s Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) celebrated a milestone on December 10 with the start of electric services from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk High.
TWO special trains were operated on December 8 and a ceremony was staged in Berlin attended by Germany’s chancellor, Mrs Angela Merkel, and federal transport minister Mr Christian Schmidt to…
A pre-feasibility study for a proposed railway between Malles and Bormio in northern Italy was presented on December 4 in Malles, in the Italian province of Bolzano.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) and Stadler have been testing a new digital train driver assistance system on the Bern - Olten high-speed line and, for the first time in Switzerland,…
GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has apologised to rail freight operators using the Karlsruhe - Basle Rhine Valley Line for the extensive disruption which occurred in the wake of the…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Electric to supply prototype traction transformers for Z2N EMUs and T4 tram trains operating in Paris.
A STUDY by the Alliance of New Rail Entrants (AllRail) puts Austria’s rail regulator Schienen-Control at the bottom of a list of 15 European rail regulators when it comes to…
TX Logistik, a subsidiary of the FS rail freight unit Mercitalia, will provide traction for all of its operations in Switzerland on December 10, when the company’s newly-established Swiss subsidiary…
GERMAN rail freight operator Metrans has awarded a contract to Bombardier for an additional 10 Traxx F140MS multi-system electric locomotives in order to be able to operate more trains using…
SWITZERLAND’s Federal Transport Office (BAV) has granted a conditional Authorisation to Place in Service (APS) for the fleet of 200km/h Bombardier Twindexx double-deck EMUs (RABe 502 and RABDe 502) ordered…
PROPOSALS for the reopening of a long-abandoned cross-border railway in the Pyrenees took a step forward on December 1, when Mr Alain Rousset, president of the French region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine,…
ITALY’s infrastructure manager Italian Rail Network (RFI) has awarded a €186m contract for track-doubling and infrastructure modernisation on a 38km section of the Palermo - Catania main line in Sicily.
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has introduced into operation the first two of three 150m-long grinding trains, which Loram and Colas Rail are supplying under a £36m contract.
Start
Prev
1
Page 1 of 452

Get the latest rail news

Global news and analysis from IRJ, Railway Age and RT&S by email