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AN investigation is underway in Italy after a Trenord commuter train derailed north of Milan on January 25, killing three passengers and injuring 46.
ACCORDING to Spanish press reports, Spain’s Ministry of Development and national train operator Renfe are finalising plans for a €2bn rolling stock investment plan covering the period 2017-2028. The total…
POLISH broad-gauge railway PKP LHS signed a Zlotys 121m (36.2m) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank on January 25, which will help finance a Zlotys 300m programme of infrastructure…
THE African Development Bank has agreed to provide the Namibian government with a Rand 2bn ($US 167m) loan to finance upgrading of TransNamib’s Kranzberg - Walvis Bay line, together with…
AN ACS Group/Hochtief-led consortium has been selected as recommended developer for a $US 1.95bn public-private partnership (PPP) project to build an automated peoplemover at Los Angeles International Airport and operate…
SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group has awarded the Thales SEC Transport (TST) joint venture of Thales and Shanghai Electric a contract to equip the new Line 14 for driverless operation as…
SOUTH Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Rail Network Authority opened a new section of the Donghae Line from Pohang to Yeongdeok on January 26.
THE first 17 Alstom Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode multiple units for Algerian National Railways (SNTF) was unloaded at the port of Algiers on January 28 after completing its voyage across the…
ABELLIO Greater Anglia has released the first images of its forthcoming fleet of Stadler class 755 Flirt electro-diesel multiple units on the production line.
THE board of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) voted on January 25 to approve the recommended locally-preferred alternative in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the King of Prussia…
NORFOLK Southern announced on January 24 that it will implement a capital programme of $1.845bn in 2018, continuing what the railway describes as a balanced deployment of capital.
A new-generation Plasser & Theurer hybrid infrastructure maintenance machine has visited the Rail Tec Arsenal (RTA) climatic chamber in Vienna for extreme temperature testing.
GERMAN Rail (DB) has outlined plans for the deployment of ETCS across its rail network, including the full rollout of the technology on the 1450km TEN-T Rhine-Alpine corridor and more…
PROPOSALS to significantly reduce the use of diesel traction on regional services in southern Germany were presented to the Bavarian cabinet by the state’s transport minister Mr Joachim Herrmann on…
RZD Logistics and its Vietnamese partner, Ratraco, which is 35%-held by Vietnam Railways (VR), have successfully completed a test intermodal rail freight service between the Vorsino Freight Village, southwest of…
TYNE and Wear public transport authority Nexus announced on January 25 that it has launched the procurement process for a contract to supply and maintain a new fleet of trains…
SPAIN’s Ministry of Development has started public consultation for the construction of two new high-speed lines to connect with the 180.5km Basque Y network currently under construction linking Bilbao, Vitoria,…
THE state government of South Australia has recently announced the signing of construction contracts for three previously-budgeted projects that will expand and enhance the Adelaide Metro suburban rail network.
JOURNEY times between major cities in southwestern China were reduced dramatically on January 25 with the opening of a new direct line between Chongqing and Guiyang.
PROPOSALS for two separate projects to improve passenger and freight links between the Chilean capital Santiago and nearby cities on the Pacific coast were unveiled in early January.
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