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SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS published its annual results on April 19, revealing that the company’s rail, bus, and lake shipping services had breached the 1 billion passenger-km barrier for the…
TRANSDEV, Germany’s largest private public transport operator, is calling for fair competition in train ticket distribution and full access to all ticket sales channels including apps and websites.
FIRST Group and Trenitalia have withdrawn from the competition to run the new East Midlands franchise as the partners seek to concentrate their resources on their bid for the West…
HUNGARIAN national passenger operator MÁV-Start has begun using Stadler Flirt EMUs on the Budapest - Esztergom line following the completion of electrification works on the route.
FOLLOWING detailed examination of applications submitted by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and BLS, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on April 19 that it plans to grant SBB a…
TRENORD, the joint venture between North Milan Railways (FNM) and Trenitalia which operates regional services in the Italian region of Lombardy has unveiled plans to refurbish 33% of its rolling…
SWEDISH open-access inter-city operator MTR Express has filed a complaint against SJ with the Swedish Competition Authority claiming the incumbent operator is abusing its dominant position in the market by…
CZECH and Slovak open-access operator Regiojet received its first two Traxx multi-system electric locomotives from Bombardier on April 14.
BULGARIAN State Railways (BDZ) is finalising tender documentation for a contract to supply 41 multiple units as it seeks to move forward with the renewal of its ageing rolling stock…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has launched a new smartphone app to help passengers travelling between Arnhem, Nijmegen and Den Bosch to locate available seats on trains.
JOURNEY times for the hourly inter-city service between Amsterdam and Brussels were cut by half an hour on April 9, when trains were re-routed to run via the entire length…
FOLLOWING an international tender, northern Rhineland Palatinate regional rail authority ZSPNV-Nord has selected DB Regio as preferred bidder for a contract to operate new regional services between Trier and Luxembourg…
PASSENGER numbers on Germany’s main line and urban railway networks continued their upward trend in 2017, according to annual figures published by the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis).
THE Dutch secretary of state for infrastructure, Mrs Stientje van Veldhoven, has imposed a €1.27m fine on infrastructure manager Prorail for failing to meet performance benchmarks last year.
A report released on March 29 by Britain’s National Audit Office has concluded that the Department for Transport’s (DfT) cancellation of three major electrification projects in July 2017 was motivated…
HEATHROW Express services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 will continue to operate until at least 2028 under a management contract between Heathrow Airport and FirstGroup subsidiary Great…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced in a statement to parliament on March 27 that vertical integration or a public private partnership (PPP) could be considered…
GERMANY’s Federal minister for transport and digital infrastructure, Mr Andreas Scheuer, attended a groundbreaking ceremony at Memmingen on March 23 to mark the official launch of electrification works on the…
GERMAN open-access operator FlixTrain launched its first services on March 23, when an inaugural train left Hamburg Altona at 08.36 bound for Cologne.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) published its annual results on March 20, revealing an increase in income despite heavy losses in the struggling domestic rail freight market.
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