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Study launched for Bordeaux Saint Jean station upgrade

Photo: HS1 Ltd.The study will scope the requirements and costs for new border control and security facilities to allow passengers to travel directly to London St Pancras without the need to change trains.
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New Wales and Borders franchise begins as KeolisAmey takes charge

Photo: Stadler.The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has described today as an important moment for devolution, welcoming KeolisAmey as the new operators of Wales and Borders rail services.
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New Wales and Borders franchise begins as KeolisAmey takes charge

Photo: Stadler.The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has described today as an important moment for devolution, welcoming KeolisAmey as the new operators of Wales and Borders rail services.
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Renfe to operate Texas Bullet Train

Photo: Texas Central.Renfe runs 5,000 trains daily on 7,500 miles of track. In 2017 it moved more than 487 million passengers and 19.6 million tons of freight.
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HS2 reveals designs for Curzon Street and Interchange stations

Photo: HS2.HS2 has released concept images of two of its brand new stations: Curzon Street in Birmingham and Interchange in Solihull.
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Rastatt one-year on: Changes and further challenges

Photo: Thomas Niedermüller/DB.In a statement, a spokesperson for Europe’s leading rail freight organisations said: "Never again must the closure of a small stretch of railway line lead to such chaos and wide-reaching economic damage."
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Velaro Novo: Siemens’ new approach to high-speed travel

Intended to be lighter and more efficient than its predecessors, the longer cars will, as standard, be coupled into seven-car formations, eliminating both the weight and maintenance requirements of a pair of bogies.
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Grand Paris Express train contract worth up to €1.3 billion awarded

Photo: Alstom.The contract is fully financed by IDF Mobilités and covers a maximum of 1,000 cars (183 trains) in three and six-car configurations. 
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CRRC says rail transit equipment is “on the cusp of a revolution” as it unveils next gen metro train

CETROVO on display at InnoTrans.CRRC Sifang deputy chief engineer Ding Sansan said the train, dubbed 'CETROVO', is not only lighter, but is more energy efficient and has more space for new features.
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ROSCO and rail researchers aim to create the UK’s first hydrogen train

BCRRE and Porterbrook signed a memorandum of understanding formalising the partnership at InnoTrans. Photo: Porterbrook.Earlier this year rail minister Jo Johnson challenged the rail industry to develop decarbonisation plans, with the objective of removing diesel-only trains from the network by 2040.
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New data reveals popularity of metro systems throughout the world

The Stockholm Metro. Photo: Gella.Every single day 168 million passengers use metros across the world. But where are all of these systems situated and which ones have the highest ridership?
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