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GERMAN Rail (DB) is to transfer some inter-city services to a new subsidiary in a move that is likely to boost the profitability of its long-distance passenger unit.
FRENCH infrastructure manager French Rail Network (RFF) has selected a consortium led by Bouygues as its preferred bidder for the contract to build the Euros 1.4bn Nîmes-Montpelier bypass.
TRANSNET and Swazi Rail (SR) signed an agreement this morning to build a new railway between South Africa's Mpumalanga province and western Swaziland in a move that will relieve the…
THE LAUNCH of passenger services on Saudi Arabia's North-South Railway has come a step closer to fruition following the signing of a Riyals 1.57bn ($US 419m) contract to build five…
BRAZIL will need to find $US 82.4bn to fully-fund all of its planned rail projects, according to the country's National Transport Federation (CNT). Of this, $US 41.3bn is required for…
POTASIO Río Colorado, Argentina, a subsidiary of mining giant Vale, has unveiled the winning bidder for the contract to build an 83km connection to a major new potash mine near…
SPAIN's infrastructure manager, Adif has chosen a joint venture of Foster & Partners, Britain, GOC Engineering Services, Britain, and Spanish architects Cabanelas Castelo, to design a new high-speed station at…
QR National has completed its $A 1.1bn ($US 1.1bn) Goonyella - Abbot Point expansion project by opening a 69km line to connect the Goonyella and Newlands rail networks in the…
NETWORK Rail has awarded three contracts worth £55m as part of the so-called £1bn Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). Morgan Sindall will rebuild Edinburgh's Haymarket station under a £25m scheme…
December 14, 2011

NTV unveils Italo trains

ITALIAN open-access high-speed operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) launched its new trains and services to the Italian and global media on December 13 at the new purpose-built maintenance depot in…
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