PLANS for open-access car-carrying trains serving the island of Sylt in northern Germany have suffered a setback after the Federal Networks Agency instructed infrastructure manager DB Networks not to sign draft agreements with the German subsidiary of Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), United States, for train paths on the route.
GERMANY's infrastructure manager, DB Networks, has informed open-access intercity operator Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX) that it can only have three of the six paths it requested for a new service from Bonn to Berlin, which would make the service unviable.
THE German subsidiary of Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), United States, has submitted proposals to DB Networks to take over operation of motor rail services between Niebüll and Westerland on the island of Sylt, which is only connected to the German main land by rail.
THE US state of Illinois announced on August 4 that it has reached a "milestone" agreement with Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) on the development of inter-city passenger services linking Chicago and the Quad-Cities of Moline and East Moline, Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa.
RAILROAD Development Corporation (RDC), United States, has finally won a six-year fight for compensation over the forced termination of its Guatemala Railways (FVG) concession and has been fully reimbursed with a payment of $US 14.6m.
FOLLOWING a five-year international arbitration hearing, Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), United States, has prevailed in its struggle with the Republic of Guatemala over the operation of the country's railway, Fegua, by its Guatemalan affiliate, FVG.