Archive for category: Train Operating Companies

UK’s InterCity East Coast franchise to return to public ownership

Photo: Stephen Craven.On June 24, Virgin Trains East Coast's contract will end and the Department for Transport-owned operating company, London North Eastern Railway, will take over the running of services.
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SJ invests in thriving sleeper trains

Swedish train operator SJ has announced plans to refurbish its sleeper carriages and overhaul its booking system following a surge in demand for the long-distance services.
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First Group-Trenitalia JV pulls out of East Midlands franchise bidding

Photo: Jaroslaw Kilian.The joint venture - 70 per cent First Group, 30 per cent Trenitalia - has pulled out to focus on its bid for the West Coast Partnership franchise, according to a spokesperson.
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RegioJet receives first Traxx locomotives

Photo: RegioJet.The locomotives arrived over the weekend of April 14-15 after being assembled and tested by Bombardier at its Kassel plant, Germany.
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MTR to support operation and maintenance of Macau LRT

The Macau SAR Government has awarded MTR a MOP 5.88 billion (€588.8 million) operations and maintenance assistance services (O&M) contract for the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Taipa Line.
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MTR files competition complaint against SJ

Open access operator MTR Express has complained to the Swedish Competition Authority about SJ's refusal to allow MTR to sell its tickets through the SJ.se website.
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British train operator FirstGroup rejects buyout bid

Photo: Hutchyb.British rail operator FirstGroup has rejected a takeover bid from US equity firm Apollo Management.
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Caledonian Sleeper’s new Mark 5 carriages tested in UK for first time

Four Mark 5 carriages are currently out for testing on the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Arrochar & Tarbet.
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Takeover of Italo-NTV approved

Photo: Italo-NTV.The transaction was first reported in February, 2018, when Global Infrastructure Partners made a €1.9 billion bid for Italy's first privately-owned high-speed rail passenger transport operator.
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Trial operations begin on Shanghai metro’s first automated line

Photo: Bombardier.It serves the Pujiang area to the south of Shanghai and will connect to the Line 8 interchange at Shendu Highway station.
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Thalys to launch Amsterdam-Disneyland Paris service from 2019

Photo: Juergen Bosse.The new service will travel via Schiphol, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Charles de Gaulle airport before terminating at the French town, which is located near to Disneyland Paris. 
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