Thello begins operations between Paris & Venice

France’s first open-access passenger train left Paris on 11 December, arriving in Venice the next day. Created by a joint venture between Trenitalia and Veolia-Transdev, Thello will take over the regularly scheduled service over the Paris-Venice rout...
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Balfour Beatty Rail wins Zurich cross-city link contract

The bidding consortium of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH/Sersa Group AG (Switzerland) has won an international tender for the installation of overhead conductor rail elements for the Zurich cross-city link (DML). By securing this contract, rail infrastructur...
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Balfour Beatty Rail wins Zurich cross-city link contract

The bidding consortium of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH/Sersa Group AG (Switzerland) has won an international tender for the installation of overhead conductor rail elements for the Zurich cross-city link (DML). By securing this contract, rail infrastructur...
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Rail line to be ‘renewed’ in Senegal, Western Africa

According to Senegal Press Agency (APS), the state of Senegal is to renew its railway network between Dakara and Thies (the country’s second largest urban area) by 2014. The work will be financed by the World Bank, the West African Development Bank (...
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Crossrail launches competition to name giant tunnelling machines

Crossrail has launched a competition seeking names for six of the giant tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will construct the major new rail tunnels under London. Londoners and people living along the Crossrail route are being asked to propose pairs of...
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Australia’s largest public transport project ‘leaps ahead’

Work on the Regional Rail Link – Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project – will ‘ramp-up in the New Year’ following the selection of contractors to build its two longest sections as well as install the technology w...
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Train companies respond to decision on HS2

In response to the decision on High Speed 2, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said: “HS2 is a vote of confidence in the railways and recognition of the vital role the industry has to play in supp...
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High Speed Two rail line gets go-ahead

High Speed Two (HS2), the proposed high speed rail line linking London and Birmingham, has been approved by the government. Transport Secretary Justine Greening said the first phase of the project could be complete by 2026. The entire project is set to...
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Scotland’s Transport Minister confirms rail line commitment

Transport Minister Keith Brown has repeated his assurances over the future of the Stranraer railway line. The Minister confirmed that a Task Force formed to discuss how best to develop the Stranraer waterfront and led by Cabinet Secretary for Infrastru...
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Russian Renaissance

They know how to celebrate in Russia. The Second Russian Railway Congress may not sound like much of a party but its celebration of Russian Railway’s (RZD) successes for the estimated 3000 present, not to mention the pop concert afterwards, was quite...
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Russian Renaissance

They know how to celebrate in Russia. The Second Russian Railway Congress may not sound like much of a party but its celebration of Russian Railway’s (RZD) successes for the estimated 3000 present, not to mention the pop concert afterwards, was quite...
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O2 wins Network Rail contract

O2 has announced that it has won a contract to work with Network Rail to refresh the whole of the company’s current Cisco switch and router estate across 450 sites, including four data centres in the UK. The three year contract with O2 Unify is &#821...
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