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  • BLS and SBB agree to share long-distance concession


    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:38:04 +0000

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways and BLS AG have reached ‘an amicable solution’ to share the...read more



  • DB to refurbish SBB coaches


    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +0000

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Deutsche Bahn a contract to refurbish 93...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000

    Network Rail has caught and moved 200 endangered white clawed crayfish as part of works...read more



  • Russian wagons for DB on test


    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:00:22 +0000

    GERMANY: The first of 160 articulated flat wagons which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from United Wagon...read more



  • Review to consider whether and how to proceed with High Speed 2


    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:14:35 +0000

    UK: The terms of reference and timeline for an independently-led government review of whether and...read more



  • PKP Intercity orders Flirts as ridership grows


    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:56:21 +0000

    POLAND: National long-distance train operator PKP Intercity has signed a contract for Stadler to...read more



  • East Midlands Railway announces three brands


    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +0000

    UK: Abellio officially launched East Midlands Railway as the new operator of the East Midlands...read more



  • Production of paired coaches approved


    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant is to produce a pilot batch of 61-4517 and 61-4516 passenger...read more



  • RTB Cargo to lease Smartron locomotives


    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:27:33 +0000

    GERMANY: Leasing company Northrail has signed a full-service agreement to provide RTB Cargo with...read more



  • Tehran – Ankara passenger service relaunched


    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:18:00 +0000

    ASIA: The Transasia Express passenger service between Tehran and Ankara has been relaunched after a...read more



  • Consultation on trans-Pennine route modernisation


    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:27:31 +0000

    UK: Network Rail is to begin public consultation this summer on plans to rebuild and electrify a...read more



  • Tender favours state incumbent, new entrants’ group claims


    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:38:04 +0000

    SLOVAKIA: The ALLRAIL group of new entrants to the rail market has expressed concerned about tender...read more



  • Coal cut-off line approved


    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000

    INDIA: The government has approved the construction of a 108 km rail link between Kolhapur and...read more



  • SBB and ÖBB to strengthen overnight services


    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:08:57 +0000

    EUROPE: Citing a significant increase in demand for international passenger services during the...read more



  • Alstom to supply 252 multiple-unit cars to Western Australia


    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:10:37 +0000

    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Authority of Western Australia announced on August 19 that it had...read more



  • Steelmaker orders broad gauge EffiShunter locos


    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:19:20 +0000

    UKRAINE: ArcelorMittal has awarded Czech manufacturer CZ Loko a contract to supply four 1 520...read more



  • ADB finances Sri Lanka railway modernisation programme


    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:06:19 +0000

    SRI LANKA: The Asian Development Bank has approved its first loan to Sri Lanka’s railway sector,...read more



  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000

    Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS organised the delivery of large Caterpillar off-road machines 4 000...read more



  • Filling the intermodal information gap


    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:00:00 +0000

    EUROPE: Intermodal freight company Kombiverkehr is piloting Train Monitor, which provides real-time...read more



  • Road-rail shunter delivered


    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000

    BELARUS: A scrap metal processing company has taken delivery of a TMV-2 road-rail shunter developed...read more



  • Japanese take over Rio suburban network


    Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:58:33 +0000

    BRAZIL: A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de...read more



  • Ataer Holdings named preferred bidder for British Steel


    Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:13:34 +0000

    BRITISH STEEL: The Official Receiver named Ataer Holdings as preferred bidder for the whole of the...read more



  • Brenner rolling motorway to be expanded to reduce impact of lorry traffic


    Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 +0000

    AUSTRIA: Rolling motorway services are to be massively expanded in a bid to switch more traffic...read more



  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 16 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000

    Chittaranjan Locomotive Works’ ancillary electric loco assembly unit in Dankuni rolled out its...read more



  • MIRA and PGGM to acquire all of Genesee & Wyoming Australia


    Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:57:20 +0000

    AUSTRALIA: Existing shareholders Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets and PGGM have agreed to...read more



  • Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway


    Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:42:09 +0000

    RUSSIA: RZD has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo...read more



  • Savage to build and operate Texas rail terminal


    Thu, 15 Aug 2019 07:00:00 +0000

    USA: ExxonMobil and SABIC have appointed Savage to design, build and operate a rail terminal to...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +0000

    Northern officially retired the first of its Class 142 Pacer DMUs on August 12. A further six will...read more



  • Lausanne – Bercher EMU delivered


    Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:32:00 +0000

    SWITZERLAND: Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher has begun taking delivery of six three-car...read more



  • First Trenitalia awarded West Coast Partnership


    Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:39:58 +0000

    UK: The consortium of FirstGroup (70%) and Trenitalia (30%) has been selected for the West Coast...read more