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THE head of Britain’s Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents operators and infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR), has called for major changes to the role of the private sector in…
HUNGARIAN State Railways (MAV) has awarded a Forints 58.8bn ($US 212m) contract for the second phase of its national GSM-R rollout to a consortium of construction contractor R-Kord and telematics…
PLANS to extend the Max light rail network in Portland, Oregon, to Tigard and Tualatin took a step forward on August 13, when the Southwest Corridor Steering Committee selected its…
THE first Alstom Citadis 305 LRV for Kaohsiung left Alstom’s plant in La Rochelle, France, on July 25 on the initial leg of its journey to Taiwan.
TRENITALIA was quick to respond to the collapse of a major highway bridge over a railway between Genoa Rivarolo and Genoa Sampierdarena on August 14 which immediately affected train services…
CHINA’s top economic planning authority, the National Development and Reform Commission approved the third phase of the Suzhou metro network on August 14, authorising the construction of four lines totalling…
SOFTRONIC, Romania, officially handed over the first two Transmontana electric locomotives for Green Cargo in a ceremony at the Swedish rail freight operator’s Eskilstuna depot last month.
GERMAN Rail (DB) and VTG have released the interim results of the “Innovative Freight Wagon” research project to construct and test lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient freight wagons, with four…
THE Hungarian government has approved financing through the EU-funded Integrated Transport Operational Programme for the purchase of eight additional Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs for national passenger operator MÁV-Start.
BASELLAND Transport (BLT), the Swiss light rail operator serving the greater Basle area, has sold six redundant trams to Gotha Tramways (TWSB) for use on the German city’s recently-reprieved tram…
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