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SWEDISH open-access operator SagaRail has begun selling tickets for its first services, which will begin running between Stockholm and Linköping on February 23.
AN investigation is underway after an Amtrak Acela Express train en route from Washington DC to New York split in two while running at a reported 200km/h as it travelled…
GREEK infrastructure manager Ergose celebrated a milestone in the upgrading of the Athens - Thessaloniki corridor on January 31, when the new line between Tithorea and Leianokladi was handed over…
ERFURT Transport Authority (Evag), Germany, has issued a call for tender for the supply of 14 articulated trams with an option for another 10.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has initiated a programme of frequent mechanical point condition monitoring commonly deployed on heavily-used lines on its main line network following three major derailments in 2017.
KENYA Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has signed a Shillings 24.2bn ($US 239m) contract with China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company (CET) for the electrification of the Mombasa - Nairobi…
NEW York-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners III (GIP) has launched a bid to acquire Italian open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV, just weeks before its planned initial public offering (IPO) on…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, announced in parliament on February 5 that negotiations have been completed with Virgin Trains West Coast, a 51:49 joint venture between…
LORAM Maintenance of Way and Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (Grex) have completed a definitive merger agreement whereby Loram will acquire all outstanding shares of Grex.
THE board of Brussels Transport Company (Stib) has selected Bombardier as preferred bidder for a framework contract to supply up to 170 low-floor LRVs, with an initial order for 60…
SPAIN’s minister of public works Mr Iñigo de la Serna announced in Barcelona on February 6 that Renfe is planning to launch a new low-fares high-speed service between Barcelona and…
SPAIN’s national operator Renfe has awarded a €107m contract to Talgo to convert 13 series 7 overnight trains into 330km/h day trains.
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling informed the House of Commons on February 5 that the Department for Transport (DfT) is making contingency plans to take over…
GRAZ city council and tram operator Graz Linien have announced plans to expand the tram network in Austria’s second-largest city at a cost of €117m.
HAMBURG Hochbahn (HH) has issued a call for tender for the supply between 120 and 200 metro cars of two types for operation on the new Line U5 and the…
BRAZIL’s Ministry of Cities has authorised the Federal District government to proceed with a Reais 333.4m ($US 103m) project to upgrade and extend Brasilia’s metro network.
DAYS after announcing plans for high-frequency services on two inter-city corridors, Mrs Stientje van Velthoven, Dutch secretary of state for railway affairs at the Ministry of Infrastructure, has announced the…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) says it is in talks with Eurostar regarding the introduction of a third London - Amsterdam service in 2019, potentially offering a significant improvement in journey times…
THE board of Austria’s Zillertal Railway has opted for hydrogen trains as an alternative to electrification of its 32km narrow-gauge line from Jenbach on the Innsbruck - Salzburg main line…
SPAIN’s infrastructure manager Adif is working on a project to complete the track doubling of the entire 165km Valladolid - Palencia - León high-speed line and install ERTMS Level 2…
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