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CHANNEL Tunnel operator Getlink reported a growth in revenue and Ebitda for the ninth consecutive time in its half-year results for January to June 2018, released on July 25, helped…
TEST running has started on Britain’s East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and Darlington of the first of 19 class 802/2 Nova 1 bi-mode trains which Hitachi Rail Europe is…
THE board of Canadian National Railway (CN) has appointed Mr Jean-Jacques Ruest as president and CEO, effective immediately, and has also appointed him to the board of directors.
RB Rail, the joint venture of the three Baltic States, signed a €139,876 contract with Civitta Estonia and Railistics on July 24 to conduct a feasibility study of a freight…
ALSTOM has signed a €60m contract with Transport for Victoria (TfV), the Australian state’s public transport authority, to supply five additional six-car X’Trapolis EMUs for Melbourne’s suburban rail network.
COLOGNE-based transport authority Rhineland Local Transport (NVR) has begun the tender process to fully reopen the 30km Düren - Euskirchen via Zülpich line, located between Aachen and Bonn, from December…
THE city council in the Bavarian city of Regensburg has voted overwhelmingly to back plans for the construction of a light rail network.
BOMBARDIER and Hitachi have filed proceedings in Britain’s High Court over Transport for London’s (TFL) decision on June 15 to award Siemens a £1.5bn contract to design and build 94…
THE first electrically-hauled test train on Israel’s A1 Link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem has travelled on the final section of the 57km new line and reached Jerusalem Navon (formerly…
WORK to excavate a 14m-deep trench that will contain twin tunnels under Britomart Station and Lower Queen Street as part of Auckland’s 3.45km double-track underground City Rail Link (CRL) began…
THE municipality of Uppsala says the Swedish government has agreed to provide SKr 900m ($US 101m) to co-finance the construction of the city’s first light rail line.
JACOBS Engineering, United States, has been selected by Etihad Rail for a contract to provide technical and programme consulting services for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) national freight and passenger…
ABELLIO ScotRail marked the launch of its new fleet of Hitachi class 385 EMUs on July 23 with an inaugural passenger run from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley.
SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority has awarded a Siemens and Engie Services Consortium a contract to supply 1253 new track circuits, as well as Siemens’ RailCom Manager System for fully-integrated track…
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced that if re-elected in the forthcoming November state election it will provide up to $A 5bn ($US 3.5bn) towards the…
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) subsidiary Federal Passenger Company (FPK) has awarded Tver Carriage Works (TVZ) a contract to supply 293 coaches.
THE first Leo Express service to Krakow departed on July 20 from platform 1B at Prague's main railway station, becoming the first long-distance open-access passenger operator and the only Czech…
MORE than 15 years after the start of construction, Amsterdam’s North-South Line metro line (Line 52) was finally inaugurated on July 21, when eight residents of the city officially opened…
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) confirmed on July 20 that Siemens has submitted the best offer for a framework contract to supply a new fleet of long-distance trains, which includes new…
THE New Zealand government has announced that it will allocate $NZ 250,000 ($US 170,000) through the provincial growth fund for a feasibility study to investigate the viability of a daily,…
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