CSR trains enter service on Buenos Aires commuter line

The first 12 new commuter trains built by Chinese manufacturer CSR Qingdao Sifang have entered service on the Mitre line in Buenos Aires. On November 25, Minister of Interior and[...]
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Austria taken to court over lack of financial transparency in rail sector

The European Commission (EC) is to take Austria to the Court of Justice over an apparent lack of financial transparency in the country’s rail sector. In a statement, the EC[...]
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Stagecoach and Virgin awarded East Coast franchise

InterCity Railways, a Virgin/Stagecoach consortium, has been awarded the East Coast rail franchise. The joint venture, which has operated trains on the West Coast main line since 1997, had been[...]
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Network Rail publishes 30-year plan for Wessex route

The Network Rail – South West Trains Alliance has published a draft study proposing a number of ways that it can create much-needed additional capacity on the Wessex Route over[...]
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Class 387/1 Electrostars to enter service next month

Bombardier is now well into the delivery phase of its order for 29 four-car Electrostar trains for the new Govia Thameslink franchise.

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Jernbaneverket to tackle €2bn ‘maintenance backlog’

Norway’s rail infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket is to receive an additional NOK 480 million (€56.5 million) in 2015 to deal with its ‘maintenance backlog’. Norway’s Liberal Party and Christian Democratic Party have agreed to[...]
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Geneva 2030 rail expansion project begins

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has launched a CHF 3 billion project to double the capacity of the railway between Lausanne and Geneva over the next 15 years. Geneva 2030, described[...]
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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 around the fortunes of the country’s ailing intercity rail service. 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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