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Saga Rail suspends operations amid SJ online sales dispute SWEDISH open-access passenger operator Saga Rail (SR) has announced it has stopped operation of its sole service and lodged a complaint with the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) until a dispute with incumbent national operator SJ is resolved, in protest at SJ’s refusal to offer SR tickets on SJ.se, the dominant online sales channel for train tickets in Sweden.
Stadler and Mermec form AngelStar ETCS joint venture STADLER is entering the signalling business through a joint venture with Mermec, Italy, with the Swiss company saying it is already running field tests and has started the approval process in Switzerland.
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.

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