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SEVERAL of Europe’s private open-access passenger operators are proving the sceptics wrong and disproving a widely-held belief that passenger rail services can only survive with government hand outs and subsidies.…
DUTCH infrastructure manager ProRail has been granted €43m by Mrs Stientje van Velthoven, secretary of state with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, to allow Netherlands Railways (NS) to…
IRELAND’s National Transport Authority (NTA) says 251 million passenger journeys were made in 2017 on Irish Rail (IE), Dublin’s Luas light rail network, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, representing an…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) announced on January 30 that it has selected Amadeus IT Group for a contract to deliver a new international distribution system with the aim of improving…
Automatic Train Operation has been widely used on metro lines for decades, but the technology is now starting to unlock benefits in more challenging main line environments. Keith Barrow reports…
SOUTH Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Rail Network Authority opened a new section of the Donghae Line from Pohang to Yeongdeok on January 26.
PROPOSALS to significantly reduce the use of diesel traction on regional services in southern Germany were presented to the Bavarian cabinet by the state’s transport minister Mr Joachim Herrmann on…
TRENITALIA will completely renew its regional train fleet in the northern Italian region of Liguria under a 15-year operation contract which was signed in Genoa on January 12 by regional…
SWEDISH open-access passenger operator Saga Rail confirmed on January 16 that it will launch its first services early this year on the Stockholm - Linköping route.
David Franks, Irish Rail (IE) chief executive, talks to Keith Barrow.
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