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SBB to retain most Swiss long-distance services SWITZERLAND’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on June 12 that it will award a concession to run almost the entire Swiss inter-city network to the current operator, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with effect from 2019, with just two inter-regional lines - Bern - Biel and Bern - Burgdorf - Olten going to BLS.
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ITALY’s Puglia region signed a concession agreement with Trenitalia in Bari on June 13 to operate regional rail services. This is Italy’s first 15-year regional rail concession.The event was attended by Mr Michele Emiliano, president...
sbb-to-retain-most-swiss-long-distance-concessions
SWITZERLAND’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) announced on June 12 that it will award a concession to run almost the entire Swiss inter-city network to the current operator, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with effect from...
tender-launched-for-british-east-midlands-franchise
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a tender for the East Midlands franchise, which will run from August 2019 until August 2027, and started consultation for the new Cross-Country franchise.Abellio, Arriva and incumbent Stagecoach...
sri-lanka-approves-mattala-bot-airport-rail-link-tender
THE Sri Lankan cabinet has approved plans to start the international tender process for a build-operate-transfer (BOT) project to build a rail link to serve Mattala International Airport.The project will involve extending the railway, which...
market-opening-and-international-partnerships-fuel-czech-passenger-boom
Liberalisation has helped to spur innovation and investment in the Czech passenger rail sector, driving sustained growth in ridership. With plans for competitive tendering of PSO contracts, newcomers are preparing for the next phase of...
british-operator-cuts-services-to-improve-reliability
BRITISH train operator Northern has been forced to cut the number of trains it operates per day by 6% in an attempt to improve the reliability of its services. This means 165 services per day...
£800m-fleet-renewal-plan-for-new-welsh-franchise
FOLLOWING a 10-day standstill period, the Welsh government appointed KeolisAmey as operator and development partner for the Wales & Borders franchise and South Wales Metro on June 4, confirming an investment of £1.9bn over the...
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REGIONAL passenger services across the Øresund bridge linking Denmark and Sweden are to be enhanced and reorganised in three phases between 2019 and 2021 to increase capacity and improve reliability.This follows a majority vote in...
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FLIXTRAIN has announced plans to add a second train pair on its new Stuttgart - Berlin route from June 21 with frequency set to increase to daily from five times per week from June 12.   The...
bavarian-railway-company-sets-out-plans-to-reopen-lines
    BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) has agreed to fund the procurement of trains to operate on the 14.6km Gunzenhausen - Wassertrüdingen line in Germany, an extension of the current DMU-operated Pleinfeld - Gunzenhausen service, for 12...

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