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Madrid Chamartin redevelopment approved SPAIN’s Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Madrid City Council and Distrito Castellana Norte, a subsidiary of Spanish bank BBVA, have finally agreed terms for a major redevelopment around Madrid Chamartin station, a project first planned more than 24 years ago.
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HUNGARIAN national passenger operator MÁV-Start placed its first order for Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs on August 18, when CEO Mr András Csépke and Stadler Bussnang country director for Hungary Mr Zoltán Dunai signed a Forints...
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FOLLOWING its recent decsion to acquire 17 of the 19 redundant AnsldoBreda V250 Fyra high-speed trains, Trenitalia has revealed its plans to modify the trains for operation in Italy.According to sources close to the project,...
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THE first Flirt 3 EMU for RB61 Wiehengebirgsbahn cross-border services from Bielefeld and Bad Bentheim in Germany to Hengelo in the Netherlands was presented to Keolis Germany managing director Mr Thomas Görtzen by Mr Ulf...
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VALENCIAN Government Railways (FGV) has awarded Stadler Rail Valencia a €43.3m contract to supply six bi-mode (diesel and electric) multiple units. The metre-gauge trains will operate under electric power on the 43.2km Alicante - Benidorm line...
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MONTENEGRO’s rail infrastructure manager ZICG has awarded AŽD Praha a €6.1m contract to resignal the main station in the capital Podgorica. AŽD Praha will supply its ESA 44 electronic interlocking system together with three PZZ-J level...
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ITALY’s minister of transport and infrastructure Mr Graziano Delrio has approved funding of €214m for the purchase of 22 mainline trains, five regional trains and seven CAF Urbos LRVs for Calabria.Delivery of the new trains...
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BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £29m contract to Atkins to resignal 42km of lines linking Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft in eastern England.Atkins will be responsible for design, engineering, construction, testing and...
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GERMAN open-access operator Locomore is set to resume services on the Stuttgart - Berlin route on August 24 after Czech open-access operator Leo Express agreed to take over the operations of the insolvent company. Leo Express...
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THE Karlsruhe - Basle main line in southwest Germany, one of Europe’s key rail freight arteries, has been closed since August 12 following a major earth movement caused by groundwater entering the construction site of...
Colas Rail has long had a desire to expand its rolling stock maintenance business, and took a major step forward in October 2016 by establishing a new French subsidiary, Ramfer. Dan Templeton visits the company’s...

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