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IN an effort to spur interest from the supply sector, Norwegian infrastructure manager Bane Nor has revealed further details of the investment priorities for the NKr 120bn ($US 15.08bn) it…
THE proposed alignment for the first light rail line in Bolzano, Italy, was presented on April 23 by Mr Willi Huesler, the consultant appointed by the municipality to study the…
THE International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining how the two organisations can develop closer cooperation and…
WORKING in partnership with Leo Express, Czech Republic, FlixTrain launched its inaugural service from Berlin to Stuttgart on April 26, reviving the short-lived Locomore service between the two cities.
AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) earnings reached their second-highest level in the company’s history in 2017, according its annual results, which were published on April 26.
WOOJIN Industrial Systems, Korea, has secured a contract worth over $US 10m with a local supplier under Malaysia's Ministry of Transport for modernisation of the fleet of class 83 EMUs…
A financing agreement committing €116.9m in EU funding towards the deployment of ERTMS on the Paris - Lyon high-speed line was presented to French transport minister, Ms Elisabeth Borne, by…
GERMAN Rail (DB) is working with Munich-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup Konux to improve the availability of high-speed turnouts through predictive maintenance.
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria says it will provide $A 50m ($US 37.8m) in its upcoming 2018-19 budget for investigations into options for a high-speed rail link…
SIEMENS presented the first Avenio M LRV for the Germany city of Ulm to the managing director of Stadtwerke Ulm (SWU), Mr André Dillmann, at a ceremony at the company’s…
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply and install communications-based train control (CBTC) equipment to modernise the existing analogue automatic train control system on Line…
BRUSSELS Transport Company (Stib) signed a framework contract with Bombardier on April 24 for up to 175 Flexity low-floor LRVs with an initial order for 60 vehicles worth €169m.
ALSTOM announced on April 24 that it has received a order from Ile-de-France Mobility and SNCF Transilien for 32 additional Citadis Dualis tram-trains.
PUBLIC Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has issued a request for prequalification for a $A 1.6bn ($US 1.4bn) tender to supply a fleet of 17 six-car EMUs for its…
THE government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that track laying on Sydney Metro Northwest has been completed, and the project is on course to…
ZÜRICH Public Transport (VBZ) unveiled a mock-up of its forthcoming Bombardier Flexity low-floor LRV on April 24.
CRRC Qingdao Sifang confirmed on April 24 that it has signed a $US 277.9m contract with Argentina’s Ministry of Transport to supply 200 EMU cars for the Buenos Aires suburban…
BRITISH Steel has started construction of a new rail mill in Scunthorpe, Britain, to produce Zinoco-coated rails up to 108m long and welded rails with a maximum length of 216m.…
SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS published its annual results on April 19, revealing that the company’s rail, bus, and lake shipping services had breached the 1 billion passenger-km barrier for the…
DARMSTADT Regional Council has approved a planning application for a 1.1km extension of the city’s metre-gauge tram network to the Darmstadt Technical University campus on Lichtwiesenweg in the south of…
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