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THE Dutch secretary of state for infrastructure, Mrs Stientje van Veldhoven, has imposed a €1.27m fine on infrastructure manager Prorail for failing to meet performance benchmarks last year.
A report released on March 29 by Britain’s National Audit Office has concluded that the Department for Transport’s (DfT) cancellation of three major electrification projects in July 2017 was motivated…
HEATHROW Express services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 will continue to operate until at least 2028 under a management contract between Heathrow Airport and FirstGroup subsidiary Great…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced in a statement to parliament on March 27 that vertical integration or a public private partnership (PPP) could be considered…
GERMANY’s Federal minister for transport and digital infrastructure, Mr Andreas Scheuer, attended a groundbreaking ceremony at Memmingen on March 23 to mark the official launch of electrification works on the…
GERMAN open-access operator FlixTrain launched its first services on March 23, when an inaugural train left Hamburg Altona at 08.36 bound for Cologne.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) published its annual results on March 20, revealing an increase in income despite heavy losses in the struggling domestic rail freight market.
THE president of the Italian autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia Mrs Debora Serracchiani and deputy regional councillor for transport and mobility Mrs Maria Grazia Santoro attended the inauguration of…
GREATER Manchester Combined Authority held a launch event in Manchester on March 16 for its HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) growth strategy, which sets forth the region's ambitions for…
ISRAEL’s Committee for National Infrastructure has approved a plan by Israel Railways to quadruple the 85km Tel Aviv - Haifa main line and increase the maximum speed to 250km/h.
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