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THE board of Helsinki Regional Transport (HSL) voted on February 13 to start the procurement procedure for an international competitive tender for the operation of the suburban rail network in…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) could finally begin using its new fleet of RABE 502 and RABDe 502 Twindexx double-deck inter-city EMUs before the end of this month, following a ruling…
NEW Zealand’s national railway, KiwiRail has posted a half-year profit of $NZ 15m ($US 11m) for the six months to December 31 2017.
BOMBARDIER is preparing to start assembly at its Derby, Britain, plant of the 111 Aventra EMUs which it is supplying to Abellio Greater Anglia under a £900m contract.
INDIA’s Rs 27bn ($US 417m) project to manufacture the first lot of 15 inter-city EMUs under a transfer-of-technology agreement with a foreign partner appears to have hit a roadblock once…
SOCIÉTÉ du Grand Paris (SGP) has awarded the first of three civil engineering contracts for four work packages on lines 14 North, 16 and 17 South of the Grand Paris…
THE French prime minister, Mr Edouard Philippe, conducted the first meetings on February 19 to discuss the reform of French National Railways (SNCF) following the submission to him on February…
EUROSTAR operated its inaugural service between London, Rotterdam and Amsterdam on February 20, an event which outgoing CEO Mr Nicolas Petrovic described as historic for the international high-speed operator as…
THE government of the Australian state of Queensland has shortlisted companies for the two contracts to build and equip Queensland’s highest priority infrastructure project, the $A 5.4bn ($US 4.26bn) Cross…
PARIS Transport Authority (RATP) and Ile-de-France Mobility have awarded a €157m contract to Alstom for an additional 20 MP14 rubber-tyred metro trains for operation on Line 11.
ROLLING road trains began operating in Romania on February 10 with the launch of a trial service on the Tertici Curtici - Simeria - Petroşani - Craiova corridor.
BAKU Metro has awarded Metrowagonmash, Russia, a contract to suppy two five-car metro trains for the 37km 1520mm-gauge network in the Azerbaijani capital.
BOLIVIA’s Andean Railway (FCA) has awarded a contract to Stadler for three metre-gauge South American Light (Sali) locomotives for operation in Bolivia and neighbouring South American countries.
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) signed a new five-year agreement on February 19 with Evraz for the supply of 3.2 million tonnes rail products worth Roubles 111.7bn ($US 2bn) using a formula-based…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has exercised an option with Bombardier Transportation for nine Regio 2N double-deck EMUs at a cost of €96m.
SPAIN’s infrastructure manager Adif expected to receive bids on February 19 for a €34.3m contract to electrify the final Salamanca - Fuentes de Oñoro section of the main line which…
THE Argentine government has announced that it will not renew the contract held by operator Ferrovías for the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter line from Retiro Belgrano station to Villa…
VOSSLOH has announced that group sales from continuing operations increased from €822.5m to €918.3m in fiscal 2017. However, the company is set to end the year with a negative net…
RAILWAY Infrastructure Serbia (IZS) will invest Dinars 1.9bn ($US 20m) in line upgrades in 2018 in order to reduce the total sections where speed restrictions are in place to less…
THE European Union (EU) has confirmed a further €38.5m in co-financing for the three-stage modernisation of Kosovo’s railway infrastructure.
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