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Final Buenos Aires private passenger concessionaire to lose contract THE Argentine government has announced that it will not renew the contract held by operator Ferrovías for the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter line from Retiro Belgrano station to Villa Rosa despite Ferrovías’ application for a contract extension.
First Siemens Vectron for ÖBB on test THE first class 1293 Vectron multi-system electric locomotive for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) made its main line debut on February 14 with a test run from Siemens’ plant at Munich-Allach to Reichertshausen on the Munich - Ingolstadt line.
Network Rail sets out £47bn five-year spending plan BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) says it wants to increase spending to £47bn in the five-year period from 2019 to 2024 (Control Period 6 - CP6) in order to increase capacity, improve the reliability of infrastructure and reduce delays by 15%.
Eurostar to launch London - Amsterdam service on April 4 EUROSTAR will launch its first direct London - Amsterdam passenger service on April 4, initially offering two trains per day in one direction only.
CDPQ Infra awards contracts for Montreal REM CDPQ Infra says construction will begin in April on Montreal’s Metropolitan Electric Network (REM), a new 67km automated light metro, following the announcement of the winners of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and rolling stock, systems, operation and maintenance (RSSOM) contracts on February 8.
Italo-NTV accepts €1.9bn offer from US fund THE shareholders of Italy’s open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV have decided to accept the offer from the Global Infrastructure Partners III equity fund to acquire the entire share capital of the company for €1.94bn.
Global Infrastructure Partners III makes €1.9bn bid for Italo NEW York-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners III (GIP) has launched a bid to acquire Italian open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV, just weeks before its planned initial public offering (IPO) on the Milan stock exchange.
East Coast franchise faces early termination BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling informed the House of Commons on February 5 that the Department for Transport (DfT) is making contingency plans to take over the operation of the Inter-City East Coast (ICEC) franchise from Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC).

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