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Leo Express poised to launch Krakow - Prague services LEO Express announced on October 13 that it will become Poland’s first international open-access passenger operator after the country’s rail regulator, the Railway Transport Office (UTK), gave its approval for the Czech company to launch services between Krakow and Prague.
england’s-transport-for-the-north-to-become-statutory-authority-in-2018
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”...
serbia’s-upgraded-resnik-valjevo-railway-opens
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...
first-british-railway-supervisory-boards-set-up
NETWORK Rail (NR), together with Virgin Trains, Abellio (the winner of the West Midlands franchise), and Chiltern Railways, have appointed Mr Geoff Inskip to chair two independent supervisory boards being set up to oversee business...
putting-the-personal-touch-into-passenger-communication
Alex Froom, director with Zipabout, Britain, explains why it is vital for railways to enhance their communication skills with passengers if they want to improve customer satisfaction and remain competitive. WE live in the age of...
auvergne-rhône-alpes-regional-contract-calls-for-40-cut-in-delays
AFTER two year of negotiations, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and French National Railways (SNCF) signed a new operating contract for TER regional services on November 13, setting ambitious targets to cut delays by 40% and halve cancellations by...
uzbekistan-launches-tender-for-electric-locomotives
UZBEKISTAN Railways (UTY) has launched a tender for 24 electric locomotives divided into 16 freight and eight passenger units to address what it describes as a chronic shortage of locomotives and to cater for traffic...
idea-train-mock-up-unveiled-in-nuremburg
DB Regio and Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) presented a one-to-one double-deck mock-up of their Idea Train in Nuremberg on November 7 showing innovative product and service concepts for regional services. DB Regio’s Southeast Bavarian Railway (SOB)...
new-czech-german-service-set-for-december-launch
THE Czech region of Karlovy Vary announced on November 3 that it will provide funding for a new weekend cross-border service between Karlovy Vary and Zwickau, where there will be connections with Mid-German S-Bahn services...
flixbus-to-market-hkx-rail-service
GERMAN open-access operator Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX), owned by Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), United States, has reached an agreement with FlixBus, a private long-distance bus operator, for FlixBus to market and sell tickets for a daily service...
bangladesh-receives-proposals-for-new-dhaka-chittagong-railway-study
BANGLADESH Railways (BR) has received proposals from 21 international companies in response to a tender to conduct a feasibility study for construction of a new 200km railway between Dhaka and Chittangong.   The Ministry of Railways and...

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