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SNCF Logistics takes control of Spanish rail freight operator THE board of Spanish infrastructure and engineering company Comsa has reached an agreement to sell its remaining stake in rail freight operator Comsa Rail Transport (CRT) to SNCF Logistics, giving the French company 100% control.
Cambodia completes Phnom Penh - Poipet reconstruction AFTER a 45-year hiatus, Cambodia Royal Railway restored passenger services between the country’s capital and the Thai border on July 4 with the inauguration of the final section of the reconstructed Phnom Penh - Poipet line.
Study identifies viable market for low-fares London - Paris high-speed services A viable market exists for low-fares high-speed train services between Britain and France, according to a study commissioned by Channel Tunnel operator Getlink.
Brazil prepares for early renewal of railway concessions THE Brazilian government announced on July 3 that Vale and MRS Logistics will invest in the construction of two new railways in exchange for the early renewal of other concessions currently held by these companies which expire in the next decade.
New line-up of bidders for British HS2 train contract BOMBARDIER Transportation and Hitachi Rail have agreed to join forces to bid for a £2.75bn contract to supply a minimum of 54 360km/h trains for operation on Phase 1 of Britain’s HS2 high-speed line linking London and Birmingham, and CAF has been invited to bid.
Next-generation Berlin S-Bahn train revealed SIEMENS and Stadler provided the first glimpse of the next generation of rolling stock for the Berlin S-Bahn network on June 27 with the rollout of the first completed class 484 half-set Stadler’s Pankow plant.
Brightline targets Orlando - Tampa HSL BRIGHTLINE, which recently began operating a passenger service between Miami and West Palm Beach, has confirmed that it has submitted an unsolicited proposal to develop a high-speed line between Orlando and Tampa.
Lazio signs 15-year regional rail contract with Trenitalia A new 15-year contract for the operation of regional train services in Lazio was signed on June 22 by the region’s president, Mr Nicola Zingaretti Trenitalia CEO and Mr Orazio Iacono, in the presence of Italy’s newly-appointed minister of infrastructure and transport, Mr Danilo Toninelli.

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BANGLADESH Railway (BR) started work on the Padma Rail Link project on July 3 after signing a $US 2.6bn loan with Chinese Exim Bank for the project on April 27.
THE board of Spanish infrastructure and engineering company Comsa has reached an agreement to sell its remaining stake in rail freight operator Comsa Rail Transport (CRT) to SNCF Logistics, giving…
NORTH Hessen Transport Authority (NVV) has announced plans to upgrade the RegioTram tram-train network in and around the city of Kassel.
TALGO, Spain, has awarded a Yuan 60m ($US 8.9m) contract to CRRC Sifang to supply train infotainment systems and the two companies have signed a 10-year strategic cooperation agreement whereby…

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