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THE mayor of Manchester Mr Andy Burnham confirmed on March 23 that £83m will be spent on the acquisition of additional trams for the Metrolink light rail network as part…
THE Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded a contract for the construction of a new freight line which will divert traffic away from the life-expired Caland vertical lift bridge.
GOVIA Thameslink Railway (GTR), in cooperation with Britain’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and Siemens, is claiming a world first by running the first train in passenger service on the…
FRANCE’s minister of economy and finance Mr Bruno Le Maire confirmed on March 22 that French National Railways (SNCF) will place an order for 100 next-generation TGVs with Alstom within…
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.
THELLO, the French subsidiary of Trenitalia, has announced plans to launch high-speed services in France in direct competition with French National Railways (SNCF).
GERMAN Rail (DB) achieved a 5.2% increase in revenue in 2017 to €42.7bn which translated into a 37.1% jump in pre-tax profit to €968m, a 2.8% rise in adjusted Ebitda…
CAF started testing the first of 13 sets of Mk5A coaches for British operator TransPennine Express at the VUZ Velim test circuit in the Czech Republic on March 21.
GREENRAIL, an Italian company specialising in the production of railway sleepers using recycled materials, has signed a collaboration agreement with Indra, Spain, to jointly develop smart sleepers capable of collecting,…
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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