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NS and ÖBB plan revival of overnight trains to Amsterdam AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Netherlands Railways (NS) are developing plans to reintroduce sleeper trains to Amsterdam, which was severed from the European night train network by the contraction and eventual abandonment of German Rail's (DB) City Night Line services.
DB shelves plans for London - Frankfurt ICE services GERMAN Rail (DB) has reportedly shelved its planned high-speed service between London, Cologne and Frankfurt, citing changes in the economic environment for its cancellation of the proposed service.
Transport for London awards Deep Tube contract to Siemens TRANSPORT for London (TfL) confirmed on June 15 that is has selected Siemens Mobility for a £1.5bn contract to design and build 94 new-generation Deep Tube trains to replace the entire Piccadilly Line fleet.
SBB to retain most Swiss long-distance services SWITZERLAND’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on June 12 that it will award a concession to run almost the entire Swiss inter-city network to the current operator, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with effect from 2019, with just two inter-regional lines - Bern - Biel and Bern - Burgdorf - Olten going to BLS.
Siemens reveals Velaro Novo high-speed train concept SIEMENS has revealed details of a concept for its next-generation high-speed train, the Velaro Novo, which it will present at the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin in September.
Victorian regional and airport links make progress THE Australian and Victorian governments have provided an update on the construction timeframes for the $A 1.75bn ($US 1.3bn) jointly-funded Regional Rail Revival programme, which will upgrade predominantly passenger rail lines across the state of Victoria.
Stadler unveils Traverso train for Swiss operator STADLER and Swiss operator Southeast Rail (SOB) unveiled the first Traverso Flirt low-floor EMU destined for operation on the Voralpen Express at a ceremony in Erlen on June 6.
Sweden unveils SKr 712.5bn national transport plan SWEDEN’s deputy prime minister and climate minister Mrs Isabella Lövin and infrastructure minister Mr Tomas Eneroth unveiled the 2018-2029 National Plan for the Transport System on June 1, outlining how the government will spend SKr 712.5bn ($US 81.4bn) on the country’s road, rail, aviation and port infrastructure over the next decade.

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STADLER says it has recovered from the negative effects of the Swiss franc shock, with turnover at Stadler Rail returning to approximately the same level as before the Swiss National…
THALYS announced on June 19 that it will launch direct services between Brussels and Bordeaux next summer, connecting the Belgian capital with the Atlantic coast in little over four hours.
FRANKFURT Transport (VGF) has signed a contract worth around €100m with Alstom for the supply of 38 Citadis trams with special adaptations for the German market, including an option for…
SIEMENS unveiled the first Inspiro metro train for Bangkok at its consortium partner Bozankaya’s factory in Ankara on June 19, the first of 22 new four-car sets for the Thai…
IRELAND’S Public Service Obligation (PSO) services saw an increase in both funding and passenger numbers last year, the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) statistical bulletin shows, with rail accounting for a…
TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has activated a two-year contract extension with British Steel for the supply of rails to London Underground, which will include the supply of two new rail…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has begun the fleet rollout of an Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution for monitoring the status of passenger train doors.

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