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  • Construction teams from Bane NOR and lead contractor Skanska-Strabag celebrate the TBM breakthrough on August 29.
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    Bergen tunnel breakthrough

    2017-09-04T11:18:51Z

    NORWAY: A ceremony in the suburb of Fløen on August 29 marked the breakthrough of the 7·8 km Ulriken tunnel, which construction authority Bane NOR claims is the first main line railway tunnel in the country to be bored by tunnel boring machine. The bore will complement an existing single ...

  • August 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International.
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    Feature articles in the August 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International

    2017-08-02T09:47:00Z

    Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International , the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment An African awakening News Main Line Urban Rail ...

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    TGV resurgence in SNCF first half results

    2017-07-31T13:40:27Z

    FRANCE: The SNCF group reported a €119m net profit in the first six months of 2017, driven by strong growth in high speed ridership. Amid concerns about the competitive threat facing the French national operator from long-distance buses and ride-sharing apps, SNCF reported on July 28 that overall group revenue ...

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    Bi-mode trains in prospect as HS2 northern routes confirmed

    2017-07-18T10:35:28Z

    UK: Transport Secretary Chris Grayling issued a Command Paper on July 17 confirming the planned routes for the northern sections of High Speed 2, which would link London and Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester, including connections to the existing East Coast and West Coast main lines. The ‘majority’ of the ...

  • The Information Commissioner's Office has ruled that Virgin Trains East Coast did not break data protection law when it published CCTV footage of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn looking for a seat on a train.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2017-07-13T09:25:00Z

    On July 12 Labour MP for Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood was elected Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee for the 2017 parliament. Greenwood will formally take up the position when the remaining members of the committee have been named. From July 10 to August 13 the Department ...

  • July 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.
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    Feature articles in the July 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International

    2017-07-01T06:00:00Z

    Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International , the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today . Comment A ticket to ride News Main Line Urban ...

  • The first of 66 Bombardier Class 345 electric multiple-units for London's future Elizabeth Line entered passenger service on June 22.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2017-06-29T06:00:00Z

    RSSB has published two pieces of research into future traffic management systems . Developing & Evaluating Dynamic Optimisation for Train Control Systems is the result of collaboration between University College London and the University of Birmingham, and looks at increasing capacity using dynamic algorithms to control train paths. SafeCap+ led ...

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    World rail market June 2017

    2017-06-27T06:00:00Z

    Canada: Bombardier has announ­ced a six-year C$700m agreement for IBM to support the integration of IT services across its Transportation and Aerospace businesses in 47 countries. Mauritania: Rafamet is to supply heavy haul operator SNIM with a UGE 400 N underfloor wheel lathes. Peru: Barcelona ...

  • The BeNeRail distribution partnership allows SNCB to sell tickets for several European operators through both direct and indirect sales channels.
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    SNCB seeks to develop BeNeRail distribution partnership

    2017-06-16T08:13:11Z

    EUROPE: Speaking on the sidelines of the Amadeus Rail Innovation Forum in Praha on June 13, SNCB’s Manager for International Sales Paul Geyssens indicated that the Belgian national operator is planning to expand its collaboration with travel software specialist Amadeus through the BeNeRail distribution joint venture of SNCB and Dutch ...

  • DB brought an ICE3 train to London in 2010 to publicise its plans to extend its Frankfurt - Brussels high speed service to the UK.
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    SNCB does not expect DB to run to London

    2017-06-15T09:15:22Z

    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has effectively deferred its high-profile plan to run direct high speed trains between Germany and London. Reports in the French press last week had quoted Birgit Bohle, Managing Director of DB Fernverkehr, suggesting that the German operator had no desire to compete directly with its French counterpart ...

  • Liebherr-Transportation Systems is supplying air-conditioning systems for the 25 Class 717 Desiro City electric multiple-units which Siemens is building for Great Northern suburban services.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2017-06-08T06:00:00Z

    A mock-up of the Stadler Flirt multiple-units which are to enter service with Greater Anglia from 2019 has been set up at the operator’s Norwich Crown Point depot to enable staff, customers and stakeholders to provide feedback on the design. It includes first and standard class seating, the café ...

  • June 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.
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    Feature articles in the June 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International

    2017-06-04T06:00:00Z

    Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International , the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment The changing face of freight News Main Line Urban Rail ...

  • The Department for Transport has extended public consultation on the next South Eastern franchise.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2017-06-01T06:00:00Z

    The High Court has upheld a May 2016 decision by the Office of Rail & Road rejecting Heathrow Airport Ltd 's proposals for track access charges which would be paid by Crossrail services using the privately-financed infrastructure between Heathrow Airport and the Great Western Main Line. 'We welcome this judgment ...

  • SNCF's TGV network of high speed passenger services is to be rebranded as inOui.
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    SNCF to rebrand TGV services as ‘inOui’

    2017-05-27T10:54:12Z

    FRANCE: On May 26 SNCF confirmed local media reports that its TGV network of high speed passenger services is to be rebranded as ‘inOui’. SNCF will progressively introduce the inOui brand across its legacy TGV services by 2020, starting with those on the Paris – Bordeaux route from July 2, ...

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    Seeking future rail megatrends

    2017-05-25T08:55:41Z

    EUROPE: Late May saw the launch of an interactive forum on the Near 2050 project website aimed at enabling rail users, operators and specifying organisations to comment on their experience of the sector and predict how the rail mode might evolve over the next 35 years. Near2050 is being co-ordinated ...

  • The upgrading work is intended to improve capacity on the main corridor linking Bologna with towns along the east coast.
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    Bridge works reflect progress on RFI’s Adriatic Corridor upgrading

    2017-05-24T09:12:33Z

    ITALY: The weekend of May 20-21 saw two bridges replaced on the Bologna – Rimini line at Prati and Sabbioso as part of infrastructure manager RFI’s ongoing route modernisation programme on the Adriatic Corridor. Running for three years from 2015, the upgrading works cover the north-south line between Bologna and ...

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    Birmingham hosts Railtex fair

    2017-05-09T06:00:00Z

    UK: The 13th Railtex trade show is being held at the National Exhibition Centre on May 9-11.

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    A tour of the halls at Railtex 2017

    2017-05-09T06:00:00Z

    UK: More than 470 exhibitors are taking part in the 13th Railtex trade show being held at the National Exhibition Centre on May 9-11.

  • May 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine.
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    Feature articles in the May 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International

    2017-05-01T11:00:00Z

    Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International , the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today . Comment Follow the money News Main Line Urban Rail ...

  • TransPennine Express has awarded the Esk Valley Community Rail Partnership and not-for-profit bus operator Moorsbus a £29 000 grant.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2017-04-27T06:00:00Z

    RSSB has published its Standardisation of Coupling Arrangements report which recommends that trains travelling at speeds under 250 km/h should use couplers compatible with the Scharfenberg Type 12 and Voith 136 design. RSSB said there is currently only a 50% chance that the nearest locomotive to a broken-down train ...