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A majority in the Danish parliament, including the government and two other parties, has decided that the operation and maintenance of the Copenhagen S-Train network will be put out to…
BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract.
THE Italian region of Emilia-Romagna has agreed a new public transport plan for 2018-2020 which includes the almost total renewal of the train fleet by 2019.
DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has issued a call for tenders for the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of 36 standard-gauge cars for its Airport Express metro line. The tender also…
STUTTGART Tramways (SSB) opened a northern extension to light rail Line U12 on December 9 from Hallschlag to Wagrainäcker to connect with line U14 and made several changes to its…
JAPAN’s Transport Safety Board has launched an investigation after bogie cracks and an oil leak were discovered on a West Japan Railway Company (JR West) N700 Series Shinkansen train while…
FRENCH National Railways’ (SNCF) low-cost high-speed service, Ouigo, launched services from central Paris for the first time with the start of the new timetable on December 10.
THE £85m Ordsall Chord project, to provide Manchester with a cross-city mainline rail link, opened on December 10.
VOSSLOH has completed its financial restructuring by concluding a new €150m five-year syndicated loan in the form of a revolving credit. The loan has two options to extend the final…
THE President of Italy’s Puglia region, Mr Michele Emiliano, has announced that a 189km section of South East Railway (FSE) in the Salento area will be electrified.
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 &…
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