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SIEMENS and Berlin U-Bahn operator BVG have announced they have agreed to resolve a legal dispute over the procurement of new U-Bahn EMUs.
KHARKIV Metro intends to launch a tender soon for the purchase of a fleet of metro trains and associated spare parts and maintenance equipment with an estimated value of €45m.
TRENITALIA and Hitachi Rail Italy have signed a €1.6bn framework agreement for the supply of 135 new diesel-electric regional trains.
UP to three additional trains per hour will stop at Bromsgrove station in Worcestershire, Britain, from July 29 following the completion of electrification work on the line from Birmingham.
THE board of Italian State Railways (FS) issued a statement on July 27 refuting the claim on July 25 by Italy’s minister of infrastructure and transport, Mr Danilo Toninelli, that…
BRITAIN’s transport regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), has required infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) to take four immediate actions to improve services for passengers after an investigation…
SWEDEN’s infrastructure manager Trafikverket temporarily closed the Linköping - Kalmar, Linköping - Västervik and Berga - Oskarshamn lines to both passenger and freight traffic on July 25 following an alert…
GERMAN Rail (DB) recorded a 17.4% drop in Ebit to €974m during the first half of 2018 which DB’s CEO Dr Richard Lutz attributes to bad weather and the French…
BRITISH network manager Network Rail (NR) has submitted a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) for phase 2 of the East West Rail project between Bicester and Bedford, which includes…
DENVER City Council approved a $US 78.9m contract on July 23 for Bombardier Transportation to supply 26 new cars for Denver International Airport’s (DIA) underground peoplemover to meet an increase…
A 25% revenue increase has helped CAF report a €18m net profit for the first half of 2018, up 12% from the same period last year.
THE board of directors of SNCF Mobility have approved a contract worth €2.7bn with Alstom for the supply of 100 next-generation TGV high-speed trains.
NIGERIAN Railway Corporation (NRC) invites suppliers and consultants to pre-qualify for several projects under its 2018 budget for its narrow and standard-gauge networks, including new trains.
CZECH private operator RegioJet has won its first tender to operate regional services in the Czech Republic. The company already operates tendered regional services in Slovakia and open-access long distance…
SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply 396 Movia metro cars to run on the high-capacity North - South and East - West metro…
ITALY’s new minister for infrastructure and transport, Mr Danilo Toninelli, announced on Facebook on July 25 that he has signed a decree dismissing the entire board of Italian State Railways…
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…
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