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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 ($US 103m) project to upgrade and extend Brasilia’s metro network.
DAYS after announcing plans for high-frequency services on two inter-city corridors, Mrs Stientje van Velthoven, Dutch secretary of state for railway affairs at the Ministry of Infrastructure, has announced the…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) says it is in talks with Eurostar regarding the introduction of a third London - Amsterdam service in 2019, potentially offering a significant improvement in journey times…
THE board of Austria’s Zillertal Railway has opted for hydrogen trains as an alternative to electrification of its 32km narrow-gauge line from Jenbach on the Innsbruck - Salzburg main line…
SPAIN’s infrastructure manager Adif is working on a project to complete the track doubling of the entire 165km Valladolid - Palencia - León high-speed line and install ERTMS Level 2…
WÜRZURG City Council has approved a plan to replace the city’s entire fleet of 41 trams with new low-floor vehicles.
INDIA’s finance minister Mr Arun Jaitley has announced a budget of Rs 1.48 trillion ($US 23.3bn) for Indian Railways (IR) for 2018-19, which is the highest in IR’s history and…
UNITED Wagon Company (UWC), Russia, has begun delivery of an order for 30 nitric acid tank wagons for Uralchem, one of Russia’s largest producers of mineral fertilisers.
GE Transportation has commissioned a moving assembly line for locomotives at its Contagem plant in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, which according to the manufacturer will reduce lead times…
AN agreement has been reached between all major parties in the Danish parliament to go ahead with the procurement of up to 150 electric trains, which will form the backbone…
AFTER a comprehensive review of France’s pipeline of proposed major projects, the Infrastructure Policy Board published its recommendations on February 1 for the development of the country’s transport network over…
THE Munich City Council SPD-CSU coalition has unveiled plans to invest €5.5bn to expand the Bavarian capital’s U-Bahn and tram networks.
UKRAINE’s transport minister Mr Volodymyr Omelyan and Mr Ricardo Maria Monti, president of Italian State Railways (FS) engineering subsidiary Italferr met in Kiev on January 30 to discuss the preparation…
BNSF Railway published its $US 3.3bn 2018 spending plan on January 31 which comprises $US 2.4bn for track and rolling stock maintenance and $US 900m for new projects.
CONSTRUCTION of part of the 8km Uithof light rail line linking Utrecht Central station with the university area at De Uithof has been delayed and line is now expected to…
THE first class 331 Civity EMU for Arriva Trains Northern was presented to media and stakeholders at CAFs Zaragoza plant on January 31.
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for Transport Mr Chris Grayling has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to rail enhancements and resilience measures in South West England amid heightening concern among politicians in…
BREMEN Tramways (BSAG) has exercised an option with Siemens for 10 additional Avenio LRVs, which will take the operator’s fleet of these vehicles to 77.
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