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GERMAN Rail (DB) has announced delays to the introduction of further new IC2 double-deck trains being supplied by Bombardier following problems with the vehicles swaying from side-to-side at speed on…
MALAYAN Railway (KTMB) has expanded its electric long-distance passenger services and cut journey times following the extension of 25kV ac electrification north from Ipoh to Butterworth and Padang Besar and…
GERMAN Rail (DB) is to spend €5.5bn this year on modernising its existing network which is around €200m more than in 2015.
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced the introduction on February 8 of what it describes as a temporary, stable timetable for V/Line regional passenger services which…
LIGHT Rail could make a return to New York City under plans announced by mayor Mr Bill Di Blasio on February 4.
UNION Pacific (UP), Unites States, plans to invest $US 3.75bn in 2016 which it says is around $US 550m less than it invested in 2015, representing a reduction of almost…
PROPOSALS to construct a metre-gauge line linking Switzerland's Zentralbahn (ZB) and the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway (MGB) via a tunnel beneath the Grimsel Pass were unveiled in Berne on February 4.
NORWAY's Ministry of Transport and Communications launched the first competitive tenders on February 4 for operation of passenger services on the national network, a key component of plans to liberalise…
JAPAN's Nishi-Nippon Railway has awarded Kawasaki Heavy Industries a contract to supply 18 1067mm-gauge EMU cars for the 75km Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line in Fukuoka prefecture.
ISRAEL's transport minister Mr Israel Katz approved on February 3 what is claimed to be the country's largest railway budget which calls for an investment of Shekels 28.3bn ($US 7.24bn)…
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