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Sweden unveils SKr 712.5bn national transport plan SWEDEN’s deputy prime minister and climate minister Mrs Isabella Lövin and infrastructure minister Mr Tomas Eneroth unveiled the 2018-2029 National Plan for the Transport System on June 1, outlining how the government will spend SKr 712.5bn ($US 81.4bn) on the country’s road, rail, aviation and port infrastructure over the next decade.
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THE Berlin S-Bahn and German Rail (DB) launched the €30m S-Bahn Plus quality programme on July 18 to improve punctuality, quality and service in Berlin and Brandenburg state.The programme includes upgrades to stations, the replacement...
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MORGAN Stanley Infrastructure (MSI), announced on July 16 its decision to make a voluntary public takeover offer to all shareholders of leasing company VTG, Germany, at an offer price of €53 per share. MSI currently...
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AROUND 319,000 fans used the free trains operated by Russian Railways (RZD) during the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia until July 17, with 734 free trips scheduled along 31 routes between the 11 host...
rath-group-becomes-40th-siemens-vectron-buyer
RATH Group, Austria, awarded Siemens a contract on July 9 to supply three Vectron multisystem (MS) locomotives which RTB Cargo, the freight transport arm of the Rath Group, will use for freight services in Austria,...
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CAF has taken a financial stake in Orbital Critical Systems (OCS), which specialises in the design, development and verification of critical systems for the aerospace sector and the railway industry. OCS, which was set up in...
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WELSH Transport Secretary Mr Ken Skates has called on the British government to provide more funding for the railway in Wales, citing low speeds, manual signalling and level crossings bringing traffic to a standstill up...
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THE Baltic states have signed a third Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) grant agreement funded by the European Union (EU) for the construction of the Rail Baltica railway infrastructure, including a CEF contribution of up to...
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BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, has confirmed electrification of the Manchester - York Trans-Pennine route will go ahead, following speculation that the government was planning to scrap the scheme. In a letter...
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SWISS Federal Railways’ (SBB) appealed the Swiss Federal Transport Office’s (BAV) decision to award BLS, Switzerland’s second biggest railway, two long-distance passenger service concessions on July 16, arguing proposed changes “must be clarified legally”.BAV announced...
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NEWAG presented its new Dragon 2 locomotive at a ceremony at Poland’s Railway Research Institute Operations Centre in Żmigród on July 12, attended by Poland’s minister of infrastructure Mr Andrzej Adamczyk and deputy minister Mr...

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