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France presses ahead with rail reforms

French transport minister Frédéric Cuvillier has reaffirmed plans to restructure and reform the country’s rail industry. Plans to create a unified infrastructure manager (GIU) by bringing together RFF, SNCF Infrastructure and[...]
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Eurotunnel launches ETICA to help develop intermodal rail freight

Eurotunnel considers that one of its principal missions is to develop railway traffic between the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Having introduced several previous measures (Open Access, European Interoperability Standards[...]
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Lastochka carries first passengers to Alpika

Russia’s Lastochka trains have begun completing test runs along the new Adler – Alpika rail line ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Writes David Shirres from Alpika The trials, which[...]
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Redhill station plans await decision

A joint venture looking to improve Redhill station as part of a £40 million regeneration scheme have submitted plans to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. Solum Regeneration, a collaboration between[...]
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Thales wins signalling contract to aid South African rolling stock programme

Thales has been awarded re-signalling contract in the Western Cape province in South Africa worth 136 million euro. A consortium made up of Thales and construction company Maziya will upgrade[...]
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Waratah train project reaches halfway point

A joint venture between Downer and Hitachi is half way to delivering Sydney’s new fleet of Waratah trains. Thirty-nine new CityRail A set trains have now arrived in the city[...]
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Crime levels rise on Tube network despite record low stats

Crime on London’s public transport system has fallen to its lowest ever level despite an increase in criminal activity on parts of the rail network, according to new figures released[...]
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