Archive for category: Train Operating Companies

Kazakhstan national railway signs agreement with Japanese logistics firm

Kazakhstan national railway company Temir Zholy has signed an agreement with Japanese logistics firm Nippon Express to strengthen cooperation.
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Stadler EC250s branded SMILE

The EC250 will join the likes of the fast and light regional Stadler FLIRT train, the Stadler TANGO light rail vehicle and the bilevel commuter Stadler KISS train. 
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LEO Express takes over Locomore service

Crowdfunded open access operator Locomore has been taken over by fellow open-access operator LEO Express.
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Weak British pound and Limburg fine leads to losses for Dutch operator NS

NS has reported a loss in the first half of this year, largely down to the weak British pound hurting its UK operations and a fine relating to its bid for the Limburg concession in 2014.
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Greater Anglia releases new images of Stadler trains

Images of what some of Greater Anglia’s (GA) new fleet of trains could look like have been revealed. The operator has released a number of computer-generated pictures of what customers can expect of the 58-train Stadler Flirt fleet, which is being built in Switzerland. The trains will enter passenger service from 2019 on intercity and […]

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West Midlands franchise award a ‘step towards golden era for local trains’

The DfT has awarded the West Midlands franchise to West Midlands Trains, a joint venture between Abelio and its minority partners East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui.
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Finland commits to full competition on its railways by 2026

Finland has said it plans to have competitive tendering in place on all its rail routes by June 2026.
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Locomore discontinues intercity rail services

The crowdfunded open access operator Locomore has opened insolvency proceedings and cancelled all of its services between Berlin and Stuttgart.
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Trenitalia signs new Sardinia service agreement

Trenitalia has signed a new nine-year regional operating contract on the Italian island of Sardinia. The contract is valued at €513 million and includes a commitment to invest €123.4 million in regional rail services – the majority of which will be financed by Trenitialia. The new contract was announced by the president of the Sardinia […]
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Canada’s Metrolinx launches search for experienced operator as it prepares to quadruple train frequency

Metrolinx has launched a search for an experienced operator as it prepares to quadruple the number of train trips it runs each week. Issuing a Request for Qualification (RFQ), the Government of Ontario agency said it “now requires new specific skills, knowledge and experience” as it implements an ambitious project to improve the GO Transit […]
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Train operators awarded $45m contract to run Connecticut-Massachusetts service

The operator of a new commuter train service in New Hampshire, that is due to open in 2018, has been appointed.
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