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AUSTRIA’s Ministry of Transport and the government of the province of Styria announced on October 10 that they will sign a new 10-year Public Service Obligation contract with Austrian Federal…
TANZANIA’s Reli Assets Holding Company (Rahco) has awarded a $US 1.9bn contract to Yapi Merkezi, Turkey, to build another section of the new 160km/h standard-gauge railway that will eventually link…
A joint declaration of intent to electrify the 16km cross-border line from Reutte in Austria to Pfronten-Steinach in Germany was signed on September 29 by Mrs Ingrid Felipe, second deputy…
GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network restored through operation on the Karlsruhe - Basle Rhine Valley Line in the early hours of October 2 following the reconstruction of a section of…
THE European Commission (EC) published a proposal on September 27 to update the rules on rail passenger rights in the event of a delay, cancellation, or discrimination.
PASSENGER numbers on Germany’s rail network continued to rise in the first half of this year as the meteoric growth in ridership on long-distance bus services came to an end,…
IN an effort to improve the attractiveness of cross-border passenger services between Russian and Kazakhstan, border controls for trains operating between Astana and Uralsk have been removed, while the service,…
THE Australian government is seeking high-quality proposals for the development of business cases to bring faster rail links between urban and regional areas.
VIRGIN Trains East Coast has launched a new smartphone app which enables passengers to bid for last-minute upgrades for first-class seats.
SPAIN’s infrastructure manager Adif has started tunnelling for a 4.5km rail link to serve both terminals at Barcelona Airport replacing the existing single-track branch line which only serves Terminal 2…
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