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GERMAN open-access operator FlixTrain launched its first services on March 23, when an inaugural train left Hamburg Altona at 08.36 bound for Cologne.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) published its annual results on March 20, revealing an increase in income despite heavy losses in the struggling domestic rail freight market.
THE president of the Italian autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia Mrs Debora Serracchiani and deputy regional councillor for transport and mobility Mrs Maria Grazia Santoro attended the inauguration of…
GREATER Manchester Combined Authority held a launch event in Manchester on March 16 for its HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) growth strategy, which sets forth the region's ambitions for…
ISRAEL’s Committee for National Infrastructure has approved a plan by Israel Railways to quadruple the 85km Tel Aviv - Haifa main line and increase the maximum speed to 250km/h.
NORWAY’s Railway Directorate has issued tender documents to prequalified bidders for a concession to operate passenger services over a large area of central and northern Norway.
THE 28km freight-only line linking Bad Bentheim and Neuenhaus will have its passenger service reintroduced in December, 44 years after they were withdrawn by German Federal Railways, following an agreement…
FINLAND’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has selected a route from Rovaniemi via Sodankyla to Kirkenes in northeastern Norway for further study. The 450km railway would cost around €2.9bn to…
THE Serbian and Croatian governments signed a memorandum of cooperation in Belgrade on March 9 to jointly reconstruct the 412km Belgrade - Zagreb main line.
THE transport minister of Rwanda, Mr Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye and his Tanzanian counterpart, Mr Makame Mbarawa, agreed on March 9 to electrify the planned 407km standard-gauge line linking Isaka…
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