VR profits rise despite falling international rail traffic

Finish state-owned rail operator VR has recorded a rise in operating profit despite a sharp fall in international traffic between Russia and Ukraine. Although operating profit on passenger services increased[...]
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Second Le Mans light rail line to open

Le Mans’ mayor is set to open the city’s second tram line this weekend. Line 2 will increase the length of Le Mans’ light rail network to 19 kilometres and[...]
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Ceneri Base Tunnel faces two-year delay

The construction of a 15-kilometre rail tunnel through the Swiss Alps could be delayed by two years because of an ongoing contractual dispute. AlpTransit Gotthard (ATG), the authority leading the[...]
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Crossrail Farringdon Station construction

Farringdon Station will be “the heart of the heart” of Crossrail. It is going to be the only station in London with interchanges between Crossrail, London Underground services and the Thameslink network. Writes Chris Parker It will also be the only station in the city to have direct connections to three of London’s five airports, […]
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SBB renews communications contracts

Swiss rail operator SBB has renewed its mobile and fixed telecommunications contracts for the next five years. Swisscom will continue to provide fixed and mobile telecommunication services until 2019 –[...]
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SBB renews communications contracts

Swiss rail operator SBB has renewed its mobile and fixed telecommunications contracts for the next five years. Swisscom will continue to provide fixed and mobile telecommunication services until 2019 –[...]
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Network Rail awards £250m framework contracts

Network Rail has awarded three-year infrastructure framework contracts worth £250 million. The contracts, which have an option to extend by a further two years and another year on top of[...]
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JR Central submits proposal for Tokyo-Nagoya maglev

JR Central has approached Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport for the powers to construct a ground-breaking superconducting (SC) maglev system between Tokyo and Nagoya. Approval from the Japanese[...]
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Liverpool develops 30-year rail plan

The Liverpool City Region has worked with Network Rail to draw up a 30-year plan to improve passenger and freight rail links. The Long Term Rail Strategy outlines 12 high-priority[...]
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Jerusalem light rail network targeted in violent clashes

A third of Jerusalem’s light rail fleet has had to be taken out of service following violence in Israel’s capital. Eight of the system’s 15 light rail cars have had[...]
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Stockholm’s solution to its ‘Wasp’s Waist’

The Stockholm Citybanan (City Line) is a new commuter railway tunnel currently under construction beneath central Stockholm, which will be used for the Swedish capital’s commuter rail service. Writes Collin Carr The line will be six kilometres long, double track and electrified, and will run between Tomteboda and Stockholm South (Stockholms södra) station. Also included in […]
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Newag to supply new Warsaw commuter trains

Warsaw’s commuter rail operator (WKD) has ordered six new trains from Newag to increase capacity on morning peak services. The first of the new sets, which have been purchased under[...]
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