A new 2.4km-long, dual gauge single track access to the Port of Barcelona opened last week. The line connects the new Prat dock with Adif's 1668mm-gauge network and the Barcelona - Figueres - Perpignan mixed-traffic 1435mm-gauge high-speed line through the Can Tunis rail yard.
A consortium of Pöyry's urban business unit and German engineering consultant PTB Magdeburg have secured a contract from DB Projects for construction management and supervision of the refurbishment and electrification of the Upper Rhine railway between Erzingen on the German – Swiss border and Beringen to the west of Schaffhausen.
TRENORD, the 50:50 joint venture between Trenitalia and North Milan Railways (FNM) launched its premium non-stop Lombardia Express service on September 17, substantially reducing journey times between Milan and major towns in Lombardia.
IRJ at InnoTrans 2012: Kazakstan Railways (KTZ) signed a contract today at InnoTrans with GE Transportation to produce a passenger version of GE's Evolution series locomotive at the Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty(LKZ) assembly plant in Astana. LKZ is a subsidiary of KTZ.