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SNCF Geodis subsidiary Viia successfully operated a test train on Switzerland's Gotthard line on October 24 as part of its Transhelvetica project to carry semi-trailers with a 4m corner height…
THE preliminary findings of a feasibility study into the construction of a metro network in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu suggest a 77km five-line network could be developed over a 10-year…
NTV, Italy's open-access high-speed operator, has announced that its founding president, Mr Luca di Montezemolo, has decided to step down. He is being replaced by Dr Antonello Perricone who joins…
THE EUROPEAN Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide Polish infrastructure manager PKP PLK with two loans worth a total of €165m to upgrade two sections of line.
INDIA's Research, Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) in collaboration with HBL Power Systems, India, has carried out field trials using a new domestically-developed train protection system.
FOLLOWING a Europe-wide tender, DB Regio has won Lot 1 of the contract to operate the Eifel-Westerwald-Sieg network contract in western Germany comprising three routes and covering 2.3 million train-km…
A CEREMONY was held in Basle on October 22 to mark the opening of the city's second railway bridge across the river Rhine.
BRITAIN's Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) and the Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA) have approved proposals from four British universities for studies into reducing the whole-life cost of rolling…
TRANSNET signed a Rand 2.6bn ($US 298m) contract with CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive, China, on October 22 for 95 dual-voltage electric locomotives, which are being ordered as part of a…
INDIAN Railways (IR) has set the budget for infrastructure development for 2013-18 at Rs 4.56 trillion ($US 86.3bn).
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