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A new express rail freight service which promises delivery times of 28 hours between the Latvian capital Riga and the Belarussian capital Minsk completed a second test journey this week…
THE municipal administration of Italy’s autonomous Alto Adige province has committed €172m to its mobility and infrastructure plan for 2018-2020.
A feasibility study into the construction of a rail tunnel under the Baltic Sea between the Finnish capital Helsinki and the Estonian capital Tallinn estimates the cost of the project…
THE shareholders of Italy’s open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV have decided to accept the offer from the Global Infrastructure Partners III equity fund to acquire the entire share capital of the…
DANISH passenger operator DSB withdrew all 33 class ME diesel locomotives from service in late January following the discovery of cracks in the axles in some units.
SWEDISH passenger operator SJ says it sold 30 million tickets for its services in 2017, a new record, and an increase of 2% over the previous year.
STAGECOACH, one of three groups selected by Britain’s Department for Transport (DfT) to bid for the new South Eastern franchise, has invited Alstom to join its bidding team. Provided the DfT…
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…
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