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Britain sets £48bn budget for rail infrastructure in 2019-2024 BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced on October 12 that the government has allocated infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) a budget of £47.9bn for operation, maintenance and renewals in Control Period 6 (CP6), which runs from April 2019 to March 2024.
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THE introduction of Europe-wide authorisation of new locomotives and rolling stock moved a step closer on November 16, when the European Commission’s Railway Interoperability and Safety Committee (Risc) voted to approve the Implementing Act for...
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THE president of the French region of Grand Est Mr Jean Rottner, regional vice-president for mobility, infrastructure and transport Mr David Valence and Mr Vincent Téton, regional director for SNCF Mobility announced during a visit...
norway-launches-emu-refurbishment-tender
NORWAY’s national rolling stock owner, Norske Tog (NT), has issued a call for tender for a mid-life upgrade of its fleet of Type 72 EMUs.The fleet comprises 36 four-car trains each formed of two motorised...
naples-confirms-caf-metro-train-order
THE Municipality of Naples has finally agreed terms for a €90m contract with CAF to supply 10 six-car metro trains for Line 1 for delivery in 2019 with an option for 10 additional trains.The city...
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GROUPE Eurotunnel announced on November 20 that it has changed its name to Getlink, with the new brand intended to “reflect the dynamism of connection and exchange.” Paris-based Groupe Eurotunnel was established in 1986 to finance,...
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AFTER several delays, Finland’s second-largest city Espoo joined the Helsinki metro network on November 18 with the inauguration of the first phase of West Metro, the country’s largest infrastructure project. Running underground for its entire 14km...
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IN light of serious difficulties with the installation onboard equipment, the Danish government has pushed back the completion date for the nationwide rollout of ERTMS from 2023 to 2030. Alstom is responsible for equipping rolling stock,...
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THE Delachaux Group announced on November 17 that it has united its seven rail businesses under the Pandrol brand. The newly-combined Pandrol organisation will focus on four key product areas; fastening systems, aluminothermic welding, equipment and...
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THE British government introduced legislation into parliament on November 16 to turn Transport for the North (TfN) into a what it describes as “the first ever statutory sub-national transport body, with legal powers and duties”...
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A ceremony was held at Valjevo station in Serbia on November 15 to mark the official opening of the upgraded Resnik - Valjevo section of the Belgrage - Bar (Montenegro) railway, a project that was...

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