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GERMAN Rail (DB) and VTG have released the interim results of the “Innovative Freight Wagon” research project to construct and test lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient freight wagons, with four…
EUROPEAN wagon leasing company VTG says it has reached a significant milestone in the takeover of Nacco, one of its smaller competitors, with the signing of purchase agreements by a…
BULGARIAN State Railways (BDZ) subsidiary BDZ Passenger Transport has invited four rolling stock suppliers to bid for a contract to supply at least 42 EMUs following the approval of the…
OSTRAVA Public Transport (DPO) began commercial operations with its new Stadler Tango LRVs on August 13, following two months of testing.
THE KeolisAmey joint venture, which won a 15-year contract in May to operate the Wales & Borders franchise and develop the South Wales Metro, has placed an order with Stadler…
AFTER a 10-year hiatus, regular passenger services from Udine and Trieste to Ljubljana will be revived on September 9 thanks to a partnership between the Italian region of Friuli Venezia…
LATVIAN Railway (LDZ) began tendering on August 10 for Phase 1 of the programme to expand the Baltic country’s electrified network from 257km to 839km and replace all existing dc…
FOLLOWING the launch of Britain’s first battery-powered trams in the West Midlands in April, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is tendering for 18 new LRVs, with the option to purchase…
BRITISH passenger operators have agreed to publish more real-time information to enable tech firms to develop better travel apps under new plans announced on August 8 by rail minister, Mr…
CZECH Railways (ČD) will modernise and rebuild 27 restaurant cars of type WRmee816, WRmee814 and ARmpee832 into a new type of bistro car.
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