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Bavaria unveils plan to slash diesel operation PROPOSALS to significantly reduce the use of diesel traction on regional services in southern Germany were presented to the Bavarian cabinet by the state’s transport minister Mr Joachim Herrmann on January 23.
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RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) signed a new five-year agreement on February 19 with Evraz for the supply of 3.2 million tonnes rail products worth Roubles 111.7bn ($US 2bn) using a formula-based pricing system. Under the deal, Evraz...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has exercised an option with Bombardier Transportation for nine Regio 2N double-deck EMUs at a cost of €96m.The option is part of a framework contract dating back to 2010 for up...
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SPAIN’s infrastructure manager Adif expected to receive bids on February 19 for a €34.3m contract to electrify the final Salamanca - Fuentes de Oñoro section of the main line which connects Medina del Campo with...
vossloh-reports-sales-increase-as-locomotive-offload-nears
VOSSLOH has announced that group sales from continuing operations increased from €822.5m to €918.3m in fiscal 2017. However, the company is set to end the year with a negative net income due to losses incurred...
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RAILWAY Infrastructure Serbia (IZS) will invest Dinars 1.9bn ($US 20m) in line upgrades in 2018 in order to reduce the total sections where speed restrictions are in place to less than 50km. According to general manager...
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THE European Union (EU) has confirmed a further €38.5m in co-financing for the three-stage modernisation of Kosovo’s railway infrastructure.   The grant agreement was signed through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF), a joint initiative of the...
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ESTONIA’s Ministry of Public Administration approved the spatial plan for the Rail Baltica high-speed line in Estonia on February 14 thereby completing the final route and preliminary design of the entire railway in the three...
bombardier-reports-strong-performance-in-2017
BOMBARDIER Transportation recorded revenues of $US 8.5bn in 2017, a 13% increase from the $US 7.57bn reported in 2016. Ebit also increased by 5% from $US 396m to $US 417m, while Ebitda before special items...
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Cross-industry cooperation on multimodal mobility platforms is critical for success but is proving a challenge. Francois Lanquetot, partner, and Frank Nosbers, senior consultant at BearingPoint, Germany, reveal the results of a market study into the...
free-transport-proposed-in-five-german-cities-to-cut-pollution
ACCORDING to German press reports, three senior ministers in the German government have written to the European Union’s environment commissioner Mr Karmenu Vella proposing to make public transport in five German cities free-of-charge together with...

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