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Amsterdam - Brussels inter-city journey times cut by 30 minutes JOURNEY times for the hourly inter-city service between Amsterdam and Brussels were cut by half an hour on April 9, when trains were re-routed to run via the entire length of HSL South in the Netherlands and Belgium’s high-speed Line 4.
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FOLLOWING detailed examination of applications submitted by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and BLS, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on April 19 that it plans to grant SBB a 10-year concession for operation of...
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IRJ at RailLive, Bilbao: Belgian rail freight operator Lineas is seeking partners to join its autonomous rail freight project. “We really believe in autonomous rail, but we need more partners to make this work,” Mr Geert...
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ELECTRIFICATION of the 6.5km cross-border link between Landgraaf, Netherlands, and Herzogenrath, Germany, was officially launched on April 17 by Mr Heiko Sedlaczek, director of Rhineland Local Transport, Mr Hubert Mackus, councillor for infrastructure and public...
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TOULOUSE public transport authority Tisséo Communities and its Tisseo Engineering subsidiary have selected a consortium led by Systra and including Arcadis for a systems project management assistance contract for the French city’s third metro line. The...
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GROWTH in the business market and a further rise in travellers from the United States have helped Eurostar to achieve record first-quarter ridership, according to the latest figures from the international high-speed operator. Passenger numbers increased...
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THE French prime minister, Mr Edouard Philippe announced during a visit to the Bonneuil-sur-Marne freight terminal in southern Paris on April 16 that French National Railways’ (SNCF) loss-making rail freight unit Fret SNCF will be...
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TRENORD, the joint venture between North Milan Railways (FNM) and Trenitalia which operates regional services in the Italian region of Lombardy has unveiled plans to refurbish 33% of its rolling stock fleet at a cost...
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BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £115m track maintenance contract to Balfour Beatty covering NR’s Anglia and South East routes.Balfour Beatty will use a fleet of 13 tamping and stoneblower machines to...
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SWEDISH open-access inter-city operator MTR Express has filed a complaint against SJ with the Swedish Competition Authority claiming the incumbent operator is abusing its dominant position in the market by blocking access to its online...
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CZECH and Slovak open-access operator Regiojet received its first two Traxx multi-system electric locomotives from Bombardier on April 14. The 160km/h type MS2E locomotives were assembled at Bombardier’s plant in Kassel, Germany, and are now undergoing...

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