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KEOLIS commenced operation of the 15-year Teutoburger-Wald-Network (TWN) concession in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, on December 10.
WEST Midlands Trains, a joint venture of Abellio, JR East and Mitsui, has finalised two orders worth £680m for 107 new trains with Bombardier and CAF for the new West…
A new SFr 87m ($US 87.7m) tram link between the Swiss city of Basle and the French town of St Louis in Alsace was officially opened on December 9 after…
HELSINKI Regional Transport (HSL) is claiming a world first with the launch of an open retail platform which enables anyone anywhere to purchase tickets for retail sale.
KEOLIS Nederland commenced operation of its second rail concession in the Netherlands on December 11 when it took over an 81km network in the province of Overijssel.
THE first four out of 17 Evo Pendolino trains being supplied by Alstom to Italy’s open-access high-speed operator NTV entered service on December 7 between Rome and Venice.
HYUNDAI-Rotem, Korea, has received a Won 156.5bn ($US 143m) contract to supply 120 cars for operation on the new Line M7 of the Istanbul metro.
THE first five 250km/h ICE4 series-production trains which Siemens is supplying to German Rail (DB) entered regular passenger service on December 10 on the Hamburg - Munich and Hamburg -…
THE first three trains built in India by Bombardier Transportation for the TransLink commuter network in the Australian state of Queensland entered service on the Brisbane - Gold Coast and…
SERVICES on Dublin’s Luas light rail network were extended to the north of the city on December 9, when Ireland’s prime minister Mr Leo Varadkar, minister for transport, tourism &…
PASSENGER operations began on the first completed stretch of Luxembourg’s light rail line on December 10 with the opening of the eight-station northern section along John F. Kennedy Avenue between…
SCOTLAND’s Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) celebrated a milestone on December 10 with the start of electric services from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk High.
THE Chinese city of Qingdao opened its second metro line on December 10, with the start of trial passenger operation on the 20.4km Licun Gongyuan - Zhiquanlu section of the…
TWO special trains were operated on December 8 and a ceremony was staged in Berlin attended by Germany’s chancellor, Mrs Angela Merkel, and federal transport minister Mr Christian Schmidt to…
NEW JERSEY Transit (NJ Transit) has decided to exercise an option with Bombardier for 17 additional ALP45DP electro-diesel locomotives to replace life-expired motive power in its fleet.
A pre-feasibility study for a proposed railway between Malles and Bormio in northern Italy was presented on December 4 in Malles, in the Italian province of Bolzano.
A handover ceremony was held at Transnet Engineering’s assembly plant in Durban on December 7 to mark the acceptance of the first class 23E Traxx Africa electric locomotives for Transnet…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) and Stadler have been testing a new digital train driver assistance system on the Bern - Olten high-speed line and, for the first time in Switzerland,…
GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has apologised to rail freight operators using the Karlsruhe - Basle Rhine Valley Line for the extensive disruption which occurred in the wake of the…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Electric to supply prototype traction transformers for Z2N EMUs and T4 tram trains operating in Paris.
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