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GE Transportation has commissioned a moving assembly line for locomotives at its Contagem plant in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, which according to the manufacturer will reduce lead times…
AN agreement has been reached between all major parties in the Danish parliament to go ahead with the procurement of up to 150 electric trains, which will form the backbone…
AFTER a comprehensive review of France’s pipeline of proposed major projects, the Infrastructure Policy Board published its recommendations on February 1 for the development of the country’s transport network over…
THE Munich City Council SPD-CSU coalition has unveiled plans to invest €5.5bn to expand the Bavarian capital’s U-Bahn and tram networks.
UKRAINE’s transport minister Mr Volodymyr Omelyan and Mr Ricardo Maria Monti, president of Italian State Railways (FS) engineering subsidiary Italferr met in Kiev on January 30 to discuss the preparation…
BNSF Railway published its $US 3.3bn 2018 spending plan on January 31 which comprises $US 2.4bn for track and rolling stock maintenance and $US 900m for new projects.
CONSTRUCTION of part of the 8km Uithof light rail line linking Utrecht Central station with the university area at De Uithof has been delayed and line is now expected to…
THE first class 331 Civity EMU for Arriva Trains Northern was presented to media and stakeholders at CAFs Zaragoza plant on January 31.
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for Transport Mr Chris Grayling has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to rail enhancements and resilience measures in South West England amid heightening concern among politicians in…
BREMEN Tramways (BSAG) has exercised an option with Siemens for 10 additional Avenio LRVs, which will take the operator’s fleet of these vehicles to 77.
ALSTOM presented the first of 28 Citadis Al Mehmel low-floor LRVs for the Lusail light rail network to Qatar’s minister of transport and communications H.E. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti…
DUTCH infrastructure manager ProRail has been granted €43m by Mrs Stientje van Velthoven, secretary of state with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, to allow Netherlands Railways (NS) to…
UNION Pacific Railroad (UP) has launched construction of its new Brazos Yard in Texas, which will become one of the highest-capacity yards on the company’s 23-state network when it opens…
RAIL Baltica invited bids on January 26 for a tender for detailed technical design of the first sections of the standard-gauge new railway in Latvia. Closing date for bids is…
IRELAND’s National Transport Authority (NTA) says 251 million passenger journeys were made in 2017 on Irish Rail (IE), Dublin’s Luas light rail network, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, representing an…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) announced on January 30 that it has selected Amadeus IT Group for a contract to deliver a new international distribution system with the aim of improving…
TEXAS Central, which is planning to build a privately-funded 386km 320km/h railway linking Dallas with Houston, has selected the site for its station in Dallas and says it has reached…
AN investigation is underway in Italy after a Trenord commuter train derailed north of Milan on January 25, killing three passengers and injuring 46.
ACCORDING to Spanish press reports, Spain’s Ministry of Development and national train operator Renfe are finalising plans for a €2bn rolling stock investment plan covering the period 2017-2028. The total…
POLISH broad-gauge railway PKP LHS signed a Zlotys 121m (36.2m) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank on January 25, which will help finance a Zlotys 300m programme of infrastructure…
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