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AFTER several months of uncertainty, an agreement has finally been reached between Austria's infrastructure manager and open-access operators over access to two new lines which can only be used by…
EMD officially opened its new locomotive assembly plant at Sete Lagoas in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on November 29.
EUROPEAN Investment Bank vice-president Mrs Magdalena Álavarez Arza and Mr William Vásconez, undersecretary for public finances for the Ecuadorian Ministry of Finance signed a $US 260m loan agreement in Luxembourg…
INDEPENDENT Transport Company (ITC) is set to complete its takeover of Freight One after the board of Russian Railways (RZD) approved the sale of its remaining 25% plus one shareholding…
PKP Group power subsidiary PKP Energy has awarded ABB a €30m contract to supply 138 rectifier units for traction substations on the Polish network.
GREATER Toronto and Hamilton area transport authority Metrolinx and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) signed an agreement on November 28 outlining plans for construction of four light rail lines in Canada's…
HAMBURG celebrated the opening of the latest addition to its U-Bahn network on November 28 with a week of free rides on Line U4 prior to the launch of commercial…
INVENSYS has announced it is to sell its rail division to Siemens for $US 2.8bn following a strategic review which concluded that consolidation in the signalling industry would limit the…
THE NORWEGIAN ministry of transport and communications announced on November 28 that it has asked infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket to prepare a draft development strategy for the rollout of ERTMS across…
A CEREMONY was held at Maschen yard near Hamburg on November 27 to mark the introduction of 835m-long freight trains between Germany and Scandinavia.
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