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SLOVENIAN Railways (SŽ) has closed the bidding process for the sale of a 49% stake in its rail freight unit Tovorni Promet.
THE first LRV for the Oklahoma City Streetcar project arrived in the city on February 13 after completing its four-day 1900km road journey from Brookville, Pennsylvania.
THE first Bombardier Traxx DC3 electric locomotive left the company’s plant at Vado Ligure near Genoa on February 12 bound for Trenitalia’s Osmannoro test centre near Florence, where static and…
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) says it wants to increase spending to £47bn in the five-year period from 2019 to 2024 (Control Period 6 - CP6) in order to…
THE Province of Ontario has appointed former Canadian federal transport minister Mr David Collenette as chair of the Ontario High Speed Rail Planning Advisory board, which will oversee the development…
GREENRAIL, Italy, has signed the first agreement for the industrialisation and marketing of its range of recycled railway sleepers in the United States.
A consortium of Team Group, Thailand, and Egis, France, has been appointed project consultant for the Baht 53.5bn ($US 1.7bn) Bangkok Pink Line monorail public-private partnership (PPP) project.
THE first Alstom Citadis X05 low-floor LRV for the second light rail line in Nice was unveiled to the media by the city’s mayor Mr Christian Estrosi at Charles Ginésy…
DYNAMIC testing is underway in Sydney of the first of 22 six-car Alstom Metropolis driverless metro trains for the North West Rail Link project.
THE Lithuanian government has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Transport and Communications to reorganise Lithuanian Railways (LG), bringing the organisation’s structure into line with the provisions of the…
THE first of seven Hitachi Rail Italy Sirio LRVs for Florence light rail Line T3 arrived in the Tuscan capital on February 9.
BRITAIN’s minister of state with the Department of Transport (DfT), Mr Jo Johnson, has called for the withdrawal of diesel-only trains by 2040 and the decarbonisation of the railway.
THE City of Warsaw has launched tenders for a contract to construct a 3.9km underground extension of metro Line M2 from Trocka to Bródno in the northeastern district of Targówek.
LIGHT Rail Manila Corporation has awarded a contract to Voith, Germany, to replace the traction and auxiliary inverters and the vehicle control systems on 24 LRVs with an option for…
MALAYSIAN engineering firm George Kent announced to the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange on February 12 that it has reached an agreement with Siemens, Alstom, Italian State Railways (FS) and Porr,…
TELT, the Franco-Italian consortium responsible for implementing the €8.6bn 65km Lyon - Turin rail link from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Susa/Bussoleno, has awarded a contract to the S2IP consortium comprising Systra, Setec,…
THE first Italian-built class 802 inter-city trains for British operator Great Western Railway was unveiled at Hitachi Rail Italy's Pistoia plant on February 9.
EUROSTAR will launch its first direct London - Amsterdam passenger service on April 4, initially offering two trains per day in one direction only.
AUSTRALIAN rail freight operator Aurizon has confirmed that it will withdraw its application to the federally-managed Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) for funding to assist with a rail solution associated…
MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) has awarded a €130m contract to Alstom for the supply of 30 electric Prima locomotives following an international tender launched by ONCF in March 2017.
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