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SWISS Federal Railways’ (SBB) appealed the Swiss Federal Transport Office’s (BAV) decision to award BLS, Switzerland’s second biggest railway, two long-distance passenger service concessions on July 16, arguing proposed changes…
BRAZIL’s Investment Partnership Programme (PPI) Council confirmed on July 6 the inclusion of two new railways in the government's concessions programme: the Rio - Vitoria line and the northern section…
TUNNELLING for the western tube of the 8.8km twin-bore Bossler tunnel at the western end of the new Stuttgart - Wendlingen - Ulm high-speed line concluded on June 8, following…
China’s high-speed rail network is popular with both short-term visitors and long-term expatriates. However, for foreigners, Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to comprehend. China Railway Corporation is…
PORTUGUESE Trains (CP) has publicly announced that a lack of serviceable rolling stock will force it to cut a number of services, starting in August. CP’s rolling stock problems come…
FLIXTRAIN will expand the service frequency on the Cologne to Hamburg route to two round trips a day from July 19, offering 20 trains per week on the route. Flixtrain…
BANGLADESH Railway (BR) started work on the Padma Rail Link project on July 3 after signing a $US 2.6bn loan with Chinese Exim Bank for the project on April 27.
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has released details of its plans to more than triple the size of Gare du Nord, Paris’ busiest station, by 2023 in time for the Olympic…
ALSTOM’s Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell passenger train has been granted approval by the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) for commercial operation in Germany.
SAUDI Railway Company (SAR) saw a 139% increase in the number of passengers on its trains during the second quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year with…
THE positive trend for rail freight carriers in Croatia continued in the first quarter of 2018, resulting in an increase in the volume of goods carried and tonne-km.
THE number of passengers transported by rail in Bosnia during the first quarter of 2018 increased by 22.8% to 113,000, compared with 92,000 during the same quarter in 2017, according…
AFTER a 45-year hiatus, Cambodia Royal Railway restored passenger services between the country’s capital and the Thai border on July 4 with the inauguration of the final section of the…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has launched work on a SFr 4.4m ($US 4.4m) maintenance hall for passenger trains in Brig with a ground breaking ceremony on June 26.
THE Netherlands government has decided to reconstruct and expand Amsterdam Central and Amsterdam South stations in order to improve accessibility to the Dutch capital and increase the capacity of the…
CZECH Railways (ČD) has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and Siemens a €115m contract to supply 50 Viaggio Comfort coaches, with delivery of the first vehicles planned within…
THE European Union (EU) has reportedly agreed to grant €21.5m to repair Uganda’s 375km Tororo - Gulu Line, which hasn’t been used since the insurgency by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance…
THE New Zealand government has signalled its intention to increase investment in rail projects and reduce highway spending in its 10-year government policy statement (GPS) on land transport released on…
THE German federal government decided on June 27 to budget up to €250,000 for a feasibility study to reactivate the Freiburg - Colmar line, which has been closed since the…
STADLER displayed the first Mälartåg, which will run in the Mälardalen region in Sweden from 2019, at Stockholm Central Station on June 27 in cooperation with Mälab and Transitio.
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