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CZECH Railways (ČD) will modernise and rebuild 27 restaurant cars of type WRmee816, WRmee814 and ARmpee832 into a new type of bistro car.
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) shaved five minutes off the Beijing - Tianjin journey time on August 8 with the restoration of 350km/h operation on the 117km high-speed line between the…
UNITED Wagon (UWC), Russia, has been approved as a supplier to German Rail (DB) and assigned Q2 quality status after passing a quality audit, which it says is a milestone…
THE United States Congress is moving towards a one-year ban on the use of federal funding for the purchase rolling stock from Chinese government-owned or subsidised companies, according to Mr…
THE Italian Transport Authority (ART), headed by Mr Andrea Camanzi, issued infrastructure manager Italian Railway Network (RFI) with a €620,000 fine on August 2 for discriminatory behaviour in the sanctioning…
THE project director of Hong Kong’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) has resigned and MTR CEO Mr Lincoln Leong Kwokkuen is to retire early in the wake of recent issues…
THE creation of customs zones at British rail freight terminals could help to mitigate the impact of Brexit on international rail freight operations, according to proposals unveiled by the Rail…
RUSSIAN Railways’ (RZD) GT1h-002 prototype liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled turbine-electric locomotive has completed a series of test runs on the Surgut - Korotchaevo line in western Siberia hauling trains…
EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Plasser & Theurer a contract worth around €6.8m to supply an EM100U track recording car.
AFTER a four-year hiatus, Slovenia is set to restart construction work on the second line between Divača and the Adriatic port of Koper.
Dr Róbert Homolya was announced as the new CEO of Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) on August 2. Homolya was earlier responsible for transport oversight and development.
BORDEAUX Metropole has ordered an additional five Citadis trams from Alstom for €14m, on top of the 25 vehicles currently being manufactured at Alstom's site in La Rochelle.
THE Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus - Lajpat Nagar section of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line was opened on August 6, expanding the Indian capital’s metro network to 296km with 214 stations.
TEL AVIV Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued an invitation to prequalify for tenders for the LRT Green and Purple Lines.
CZ LOKO has completed the delivery of an order for five EffiShunter 1000 four-axle diesel shunting locomotives to Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal (Mist), Italy, including the Czech manufacturer's 1000th locomotive.
KNORR-Bremse announced on August 6 it will sell its British-based businesses, Knorr-Bremse RailServices and Kiepe Electric, to Munich-based holding company, Mutares, with closing expected by autumn 2018.  
GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Network has completed a €100m project to renew signalling systems in the 6km Frankfurt City Tunnel, which is used by Rhine-Main S-Bahn services.
CAIRO Metro’s Line 1 is due to be rehabilitated with the aid of €605m in loans, including €205m from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a €350m loan…
BADEN-Württemberg municipal transport operator Albtal Transport (AVG) has begun testing the use of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) catenary masts as part of a pilot project with Powerlines Group, Austria.
VOSSLOH announced on August 3 that it had signed a contract with international engineering enterprise Laing O’Rourke for the acquisition of Australian concrete sleeper manufacturer Austrak, with closing expected in…
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