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SBB results improve despite Swiss rail freight slump SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) published its annual results on March 20, revealing an increase in income despite heavy losses in the struggling domestic rail freight market.
New Kuala Lumpur airport express trains enter service A new fleet of CRRC Changchun EMUs entered service on the Kuala Lumpur airport rail link on March 13, when Malaysia’s transport minister Mr Liow Tiong Lai officially launched the trains with an inaugural cab ride from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Klia) to Salak Tinggi.
Delhi metro Pink Line inaugurated DELHI’s metro network reached 252km on March 14, when the initial 21.6km section of the Pink Line from Majlis Park to Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus was inaugurated in the presence of Delhi chief minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal and India’s housing and urban affairs minister Mr Hardeep Singh Puri.
ONCF prepares for launch of high-speed services IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) says it is on course to open Africa’s first high-speed line in the third quarter of this year.
First Trans-Pennine Express Mk 5A coaches head to Velim THE first of 13 five-car rakes of Mark 5A coaches, which CAF is building for British franchisee Trans-Pennine Express (TPE), is on its way from Spain to the Velim test track in the Czech Republic.
Vivarail D-Train to be tested in US cities RAILROAD Development Corporation (RDC) has developed plans to take a Vivarail D-Train from Britain to the United States to demonstrate how the rebuilt former London Underground (LU) trains could provide a low-cost rolling stock option for new passenger services.
Israel Railways and Siemens sign EMU contract ISRAEL Railways (IR) and Siemens signed a contract worth more than $US 1bn on March 7 for the delivery of 60 Desiro HC regional EMUs over the next 10 years.
St Petersburg fast tram line opens PASSENGER services began operating on the first section of a new fast tram network serving the Krasnogvardeyskiy district of St Petersburg on March 7.

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CAF started testing the first of 13 sets of Mk5A coaches for British operator TransPennine Express at the VUZ Velim test circuit in the Czech Republic on March 21.
GREENRAIL, an Italian company specialising in the production of railway sleepers using recycled materials, has signed a collaboration agreement with Indra, Spain, to jointly develop smart sleepers capable of collecting,…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) published its annual results on March 20, revealing an increase in income despite heavy losses in the struggling domestic rail freight market.
Compact, robust and easily installed, the Data Capture Unit is a one-way gateway that allows live data transmission from your infrastructure to the cloud, for storage, monitoring or analysis purposes, providing safety and security for both technology and passengers.As the IoT continues to grow rapidly...
March 22, 2018
HANNOVER transport authority Üstra has placed a €19.4m order with a consortium of Kiepe Electrical, Alstom and HeiterBlick for seven additional TW3000 high-floor LRVs, which will take its fleet of...
March 21, 2018
GERMANY's Federal Cartel Office has approved the acquisition by VTG of the Nacco Group, Europe’s fourth largest wagon leasing company, from CIT Rail Holdings Europe, subject to certain conditions. VTG...
March 21, 2018
FRAPORT, which operates Frankfurt Airport, has awarded a contract to a consortium of Siemens, Max Bögl Group and Keolis to build, operate and maintain a new fully-automated Airval peoplemover to...

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March 14, 2018
“YOU need to think like you are the Google of transport, or you will be dead.”
March 01, 2018
THE French government has initiated discussions with regional authorities and stakeholders following the publication in February of two watershed reports into the future priorities for infrastructure investment and the structure...
February 01, 2018
SEVERAL of Europe’s private open-access passenger operators are proving the sceptics wrong and disproving a widely-held belief that passenger rail services can only survive with government hand outs and subsidies....

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