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It's now almost a year since Austria's first long-distance open-access operator took to the rails. Erwin Reidinger looks back at the challenges encountered by Westbahn in its formative months.
BY December, India will award the first civil engineering contract, worth approximately Rs 100bn ($US 1.8bn), to build 2200 track-km for implementing the 3338km Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) on the…
IRJ at InnoTrans 2012: Kazakstan Railways (KTZ) signed a contract today at InnoTrans with GE Transportation to produce a passenger version of GE's Evolution series locomotive at the Lokomotiv Kurastyru…
DESPITE the United States' sluggish economic recovery, Amtrak ridership is surging this year with 11 consecutive monthly ridership records, according to the latest figures released by the national passenger operator.
THE Algerian Railway Agency (Anserif) has awarded Estel, a joint venture of Algerian National Railways (SNTF) and Siemens, a contract to supply ERTMS equipment for the new line between Ajelfa…
DESPITE the continuing economic uncertainty caused by Europe's sovereign debt and eurozone crises, which are dragging down other parts of the world, there is still considerable cause for optimism in…
German Rail broke two of its own records - for passenger traffic and revenue - in the first half of 2012, and despite a drop in freight, Ebit also grew…
RUSSIAN Railways' (RZD) revenue rose by 9% last year to Roubles 1481bn ($US 46.3bn) due primarily to a 5.7% increase in revenue freight traffic and what RZD describes as an…
GERMANY's Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urban Development and German Rail (DB) have reached agreement to fund a €693m project to construct a 16km 250km/h section of line to the…
SWEDEN's prime minister Mr Fredrik Reinfeldt, speaking in Linköping on August 29, says he plans to increase railway investment by 30% between 2014 and 2025 as part of a plan…
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