French government appoints panel to address struggling intercity rail services

French Secretary of State for Transport Alain Vidal has put together a committee tasked with turning round the fortunes of the country’s ailing intercity rail services. The panel will report[...]
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Siemens and Thales win signalling contract on Madrid – Galicia HSR link

Siemens and Thales are to work together to install the signalling and telecommunication systems along a 340-kilometre stretch of high-speed railway in Northern Spain. The €510 million contract includes the[...]
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BNSF to spend $6bn on infrastructure works in 2015

North American freight operator BNSF is to spend $6 billion expanding and renewing its network in 2015. It is the third successive year that BNSF has announced record levels of[...]
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First Crossrail tracks laid

The first piece of new track has been laid as part of the £14.8 billion Crossrail project on the Stockley Flyover. From next year, the flyover, which sits above the[...]
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Evraz rails certified for European rail network

Evraz has received has received approval to supply its rail products for conventional and high-speed lines in Europe. TUV Rheinland InterTraffic, an independent testing body, has certified the company’s 60E1 and[...]
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Hyundai Rotem delivers first new cars for Denver’s electric commuter rail fleet

Hyundai Rotem has transported the first of 66 new rail cars to Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD). The new Eagle P3 rail cars, which have been manufactured in South Korea[...]
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UK government to fund Welsh rail electrification

Prime Minister David Cameron has ended a standoff with the Welsh Government after promising to fund South Wales’ substantial electrification programme. The UK government has unveiled a £230 million funding[...]
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RATP wins Valenciennes light rail contract

RATP Dev has been awarded a seven-year contract to operate two light rail lines in Valenciennes. The contract covers the entire Transvilles public transport network including bus and light rail services. RATP[...]
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Italian government hoping to complete FS privitisation in 2016

The Italian government has made clear its intention to sell its stake in state railway company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) between 2015 and 2016. Officials from the Ministry of Economy and[...]
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Bucharest exercises option for more metro trains

Metrorex, the operator of Bucharest’s metro system, has exercised an option with CAF for eight additional metro trains. In 2011, CAF was awarded a contract to supply 16 metro units[...]
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Rhône-Alpes launches Regio 2N

Officials gathered at Gare de Lyon Perrache to present the first Regio 2N double-deck train for the Rhône-Alpes region. The first Regio 2N will enter service between Villefranche-sur-Saône and Vienna on November 20[...]
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SBB and Bombardier reach settlement over delayed train order

The first trains of a delayed order for 59 Twindexx Express IR 200 double-deck units from Bombardier will go into service in 2017, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has announced. SBB[...]
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