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PLANNING consent has been granted for the first stage of a project to partially-double the 77.1km single-track section of the Stuttgart - Singen line between Horb and Hattingen.
DORTMUND public transport operator DSW21 has awarded a consortium of HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric a €195m contract to supply 24 new high-floor LRVs and modernise 64 existing vehicles.
IRJ at Infrarail 2018 London: British infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) says it is planning to adopt a new approach to the procurement of ERTMS, with a focus on the…
TEXAS Central announced on May 2 that it has appointed Bechtel to provide project management services for its scheme to develop a privately-funded high-speed line linking Dallas and Houston.
CZECH Railways (ČD) has invited bids for contracts to equip 468 vehicles of 24 different types with ETCS.
THE tendering committee of Société du Grand Paris (SGP) and the SGP-Ile-de-France Mobility coordination committee have approved the selection of Alstom as preferred bidder for a contract to supply around…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) subsidiary NS International has confirmed it is planning to lease 12 multi-system Siemens Vectron locomotives for Amsterdam Central - Berlin East services.
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria says its 2018-19 budget will pave the way for its next big tranche of transport projects, although much of the funding has…
DYNAMIC testing of the first Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode (diesel/25kV ac electric) multiple unit for the Dakar Express Regional Rail (TER) project has begun at Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant in eastern France.
CZECH Railways (CD) has launched an international tender for a framework contract to supply up to 50 dual-voltage EMUs for regional services.
SWEDISH national passenger operator SJ has submitted an application to infrastructure manager Trafikverket for additional train paths on the Stockholm - Malmö - Copenhagen route with the aim of stepping…
SWISS intermodal operator Hupac announced on May 2 that it has reached an agreement with Genesee & Wyoming to acquire the entire issued share capital of rail freight operator ERS…
CALIFORNIA’s San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply four Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives for Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) commuter services.
NORWAY’s infrastructure manager Bane Nor has delivered a report to the Norwegian Railway Directorate outlining measures required to enable the introduction of double-deck trains on the Østfold Line south of…
THE governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mr Rui Costa, inaugurated a 3.5km extension of metro Line 2 from Mussurunga to Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport on April…
DB REGIO subsidiary Verkehrsgesellschaft Start Ostsachsen has won a contract to operate regional services on a group non-electrified routes in eastern Saxony from December 2019, taking over from Netinera company…
THE Australian federal government and the state of Western Australian have released a joint statement announcing the allocation of $A 3.2bn ($US 2.4bn) in this month’s 2018-19 federal budget for…
SLOVENIA’s National Assembly has adopted an act amending and supplementing the country’s Railway Transport Act, which will open the domestic passenger rail market to competition.
AMSTERDAM Municipal Transport (GVB) has selected CAF as preferred bidder to supply 30 metro trains with an option for an additional 30 trains.
SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority has placed an order worth €150m with Alstom to supply six six-car and 11 three-cars Metropolis metro trains for use respectively on the extensions to the…
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