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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.
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…
BRIGHTLINE, Florida’s new private passenger operator, has announced that it will launch an introductory service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach during the week of January 8.
BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) has issued calls for tender for the operation of two networks in the Augsburg area: E-Network electric services and the D-Network Augsburg II diesel services.
BERLIN Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB) has issued a call for tender for the operation of two regional lines comprising the Prignitz network.
A new rail link between Arcisate on the Varese - Porto Ceresio line in northern Italy and Stabio, Switzerland, was officially inaugurated on December 22 by Italy’s minister of transport…
RHINE-Ruhr Transport Association (VRR) has invited bids for the operation of four regional lines in the Lower Rhine area.
DUTCH rail infrastructure manager Prorail plans to start trials with automatic train operation (ATO) in 2018 on the Betuweroute freight line between the port of Rotterdam and the German border…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has exercised an option from a contract awarded to Bombardier in 2010 for an additional 32 Omneo Premium double-deck 200km/h EMUs for operation on three so-called…
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