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THE French Railway Safety Board (ESPF) has granted an authorisation for the operation of the 200km/h variant of Bombardier’s Régio 2N double-deck EMU for operation on the French main line…
TWO million passengers have used German Rail’s (DB) Berlin - Munich high-speed line within six months of the opening of the final section of the line, more than double the…
ITALY’s Puglia region signed a concession agreement with Trenitalia in Bari on June 13 to operate regional rail services. This is Italy’s first 15-year regional rail concession.
THE interurban passenger line under construction between Mexico City and Toluca has reached a milestone with the first of two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) breaking through the 4.7km long twin-bore…
A MAJORITY in the Danish parliament has approved an earlier agreement allowing Danish State Railways (DSB) to proceed with its DKr 11bn ($US 1.7bn) new rolling stock procurement plan.
TRANSPORT for London (TfL) confirmed on June 15 that is has selected Siemens Mobility for a £1.5bn contract to design and build 94 new-generation Deep Tube trains to replace the…
GERMAN Rail (DB) presented one of the first Pesa Link DMUs to the public at the DB Regio depot in Dortmund on June 14, two years later than scheduled.
DURO Daković Special Vehicles, Croatia, has signed two contracts for the delivery of wagons with companies Swietelsky Baugesellschaft, Austria, and Eurailpool.
THE last of Budapest’s six-car metro sets has been returned to the Hungarian capital after being refurbished in Metrowagonmash, Russia, in a €220 million deal which included parts and service.
THE French Senate approved the government’s bill on the reform of French National Railways (SNCF) in its second reading on June 14, less than 24 hours after the finalised proposal…
TWO suppliers of rolling stock systems have signed agreements with Siemens to adopt the company’s condition monitoring technology for their products.
SWITZERLAND’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on June 12 that it will award a concession to run almost the entire Swiss inter-city network to the current operator, Swiss Federal…
THE United States Department for Transport has allocated a $US 132m grant through its Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (Infra) programme to help fund the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP),…
SIEMENS has revealed details of a concept for its next-generation high-speed train, the Velaro Novo, which it will present at the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin in September.
GERMAN Rail (DB) and Georgian Railway (GR) are looking to strengthen the European and Asian multimodal transport corridors with the signing of an agreement in Berlin on June 12 which…
TAIWAN has officially launched its new Railway Bureau, which will supervise the construction and oversight of the nation’s railways, as well as generate opportunities to export its railway expertise and…
BRITAIN’S Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has called for infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) to spend more on reliability and safety over the next five years, including an extra…
ITALIAN construction firm Itinera has announced that it has taken over sole responsibility for the new Storstrøms Bridge on the Copenhagen - Femern railway line, as the two firms it…
THE Australian and Victorian governments have provided an update on the construction timeframes for the $A 1.75bn ($US 1.3bn) jointly-funded Regional Rail Revival programme, which will upgrade predominantly passenger rail…
JAPAN’s Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company has awarded Hitachi a contract to supply five six-car suburban EMUs for Tsukuba Express services on its 58km line from Tokyo’s Akihabara station to the…
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