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FLORIDA’s privately-owned inter-city operator Brightline introduced its first scheduled passenger trains on January 13, with the launch of introductory services between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
A NEW 15-year contract for the operation of regional rail services in Italy’s Veneto region was signed on January 11 by Mrs Elisa De Berti, regional councillor for public works,…
DIRECT passenger trains were restored between the Lithuanian capital Vilnius and Latvia’s second-largest city Daugavpils on January 13, when Lithuanian Railways (LG) launched a new twice-daily weekend service aimed at…
IRJ Pro market researcher Jonny Dearden looks at the big projects likely to hit the headlines this year.
QBUZZ, the Dutch subsidiary of Trenitalia’s bus subsidiary Busitalia, has won a contract to operate regional public transport services in the province of South Holland.
RÈGIONS de France, an association representing 18 French regions, unveiled a paper on January 9 setting out regional governments’ priorities for the liberalisation of the regional passenger rail market.
GERMAN Rail (DB) has received planning approval from the German Rail Authority (EBA) to close and relocate Hamburg Altona terminus station, which is located west of the city centre, to…
THE US Federal government has denied that any agreement was in place to help fund the $US 20bn Gateway programme to increase capacity on the Northeast Corridor.
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) completed electrification of the Great Western Main Line (GWML) between Maidenhead and Didcot on December 27, enabling the start of electric services on January…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) CEO Mr Roger van Boxtel says NS will once again bid for Dutch regional concessions following improvements in performance and a successful period of “cleaning up” following…
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