Italy

MILAN Transport (ATM) launched a tender on August 8 for a six-year framework contract to supply up to 80 low-floor LRVs.
AN agreement was signed in Bergamo on July 27 to move forward with the construction of the city’s second light rail line.
THE Calabrian Department of public works signed a €98m contract with a consortium of Italy’s CMC Group and CAF on July 25 for the construction of a 10km tram line…
THE president of the Italian region of Sardinia Mr Francesco Pigliaru and Trenitalia managing director Mrs Barbara Morgante signed a nine-year contract in Cagliari on July 26 for the operation…
ITALIAN State Railways (FS) says traffic rose by 3% to 24 million journeys during the first half of 2017 on its 250 daily Frecce-branded services operated by Trenitalia comprising Frecciarossa…
FRANCE’s minister of transport Mrs Elisabeth Borne confirmed on July 19 that the €26.1bn Lyon - Turin high-speed line is one of the major projects to be paused by president…
THE Italian region of Lombardy will invest more than €1.6bn in new trains to substantially reduce the average age of the rolling stock fleet, under plans unveiled by regional president…
ITALY’s Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning (Cipe) granted definitive project approval on July 10 for the €2.5bn Brescia - Verona high-speed line.
THE last of 706 Vivalto double-deck coaches being built for Trenitalia under a framework contract awarded in 2010 to the former AnsaldoBreda left the Hitachi Rail Italy factory in Reggio…
STADLER’s EC250 Giruno high-speed train travelled through the Gotthard Base Tunnel for the first time on July 2, and the Giruno steps up its high-speed testingon the Velim test circuit…
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