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PLANS for the construction of a new railway between Heerenveen and Groningen in the north of the Netherlands have been abandoned after mounting costs prompted the provinces of Friesland and…
THE Georgian government announced yesterday it is to postpone the listing of Georgian Railway (GR) shares on the London Stock Exchange due to market volatility.
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) logistics subsidiary SNCF Geodis is planning a new piggyback service for semi-trailers between Germany and Switzerland.
HAMBURGER Hochbahn (HHA) has selected Funkwerk to supply an electronic interlocking system based on the Alister platform at its Saarlandstrasse metro train depot.
ARGENTINE President Mrs Cristina Kirchner has signed a decree rescinding the concession held by Buenos Aires Trains (TBA) to operate services on the Sarmiento and Mitre suburban networks in Buenos…
THE first Stadler Flirt emu for Czech open-access long-distance operator Leo Express has arrived at the Velim test circuit near Prague for trials. The train will undergo brake checks as…
TRIMET, the mass transit operator in Portland, Oregon, has awarded Siemens a $US 73m contract for the supply of 18 S70 LRVs which will boost its existing fleet of Siemens…
THE Rhine-Main Transport Association (RMV), which is responsible for public transport in the Frankfurt area, has sold more than 1 million mobile phone tickets using a smartphone app and mobile…
A TWO-STAGE 18-month trial has been completed on Manchester Metrolink aimed at reducing LRV wheel flange and track wear, as well as the associated noise, using an Intelligent Wheel Flange…
BOTH traffic and turnover increased last year for Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) enabling it to declare a profit of a Tenge 123bn ($US 832m). KTZ also doubled capital investment to Tenge…
THE Indian subsidiary of US freight wagon leasing company GATX, which was set up in 2010, has purchased 10 rakes of 45 container flat wagons which it has leased to…
Russian private freight operator Globaltrans' purchase of the railway assets of mining company Metalloinvest reflects the increasing liberalisation of the Russian freight market, as chairman Alexander Eliseev (pictured) explains to…
THE United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a $US 551m Request for Proposals (RFP) for 130 new "standardised" double-deck coaches for use on Amtrak's inter-city routes in California,…
JOHN Holland has secured the $A 570m ($US 595m)contract to build the City to Maribyrnong River section of Victoria's Regional Rail Link.
JR East has selected Knorr-Bremse to supply braking equipment for its latest-generation E6 Shinaknsen trains, 23 of which will be delivered from next March for use on Tokyo - Akita…
Substantial new investment in rolling stock and infrastructure is paving the way for a major overhaul of passenger operations in South Africa, as regional editor John Batwell explains.
CONSTRUCTION started on May 5 of a 1260km heavy-haul railway to transport coal from mines in the Luliang area of Shanxi province to the Yellow Sea port of Rizhao in…
The government of the Canadian province of Ontario is to abolish the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and sell Ontario Northland Railway.
BRAZIL's 11 railfreight concessionaires achieved a 1% increase in traffic to 475 million tonnes last year, but this was well below their forecast of 530 million tonnes, according to figures…
THE first commercial ETCS Level 3 system is now in operation on the Västerdal freight line in central Sweden, declared Mr Paul Frøsig of the International Union of Railways (UIC)…
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