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  • Network Rail has obtained a Transport & Works Scotland Order for a major modernisation of Glasgow Queen Street station.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2017-04-13T06:00:00Z

    Transport Scotland has selected Jacobs UK to undertake a seven-month study into options for improving transport provision in the south of Scotland. This will include looking at the case for an extension of the Borders railway to Carlisle. Great Western Railway and Bristol City Council are to launch ...

  • The Spanish government is keen for RENFE to internationalise its business, and it is already part of the Spanish consortium working on the Haramain high speed project in Saudi Arabia.
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    RENFE poised to join Virgin’s HS2 franchise bid

    2017-04-11T13:44:07Z

    UK: Spanish national operator RENFE is understood to be the front runner to join the Virgin Rail Group joint venture of Stagecoach and Virgin Holdings to bid for the government’s upcoming West Coast Partnership franchise. Currently Virgin (51%) and Stagecoach (49%) operate inter-city services under the Virgin Trains brand on ...

  • Railway Directory 2017
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    Railway Directory 2017

    2017-04-08T06:00:00Z

    RAILWAY DIRECTORY: In today's fast-moving and increasingly globalised railway industry, information is key to business success. Knowing who is operating in the market, and where to find potential suppliers, customers or competitors is vital. Since 1895, Railway Directory has provided a comprehensive overview of the world's railway sector. Its distillation ...

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

    2017-04-01T06:00:00Z

    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 Riding the dragon News Main Line Urban Rail ...

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    Amtrak’s Gardner calms fears over Trump budget cuts

    2017-03-30T14:16:48Z

    USA: National passenger operator Amtrak has sought to calm concerns about budget cuts affecting its inter-city passenger services in the wake of federal government budget proposals presented by President Trump on March 16. Speaking at the ‘Future Railway Organisation’ seminar arranged by consultancy Steer Davies Gleave in London on March ...

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    World rail market March 2017

    2017-03-29T06:00:00Z

    Poland: PKP Cargo has expanded its drone fleet with Dron House’s Bielik 3·5 kg carbon fibre design. Last year it began using DJI Phantom 3 and Eagle drones to monitor its trains, and has reported a 50% reduction in cargo theft. South Africa: Transnet is to use ...

  • An Intercity Express test train has run to Wales for the first time.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2017-03-23T07:00:00Z

    As part of the testing programme, a Hitachi Intercity Express trainset has operated to the purpose-built maintenance depot in Swansea via the Severn Tunnel, Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend and Port Talbot for the first time. 'For passengers in Wales this milestone marks another step closer in experiencing the benefits of ...

  • The Department for Transport has begun a 10-week consultation on plans for the next South Eastern passenger franchise.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2017-03-16T07:00:00Z

    The Department for Transport has begun a 10-week consultation on plans for the next South Eastern passenger franchise, which is expected to run from December 2018 until 2025. DfT's ambitions include longer trains, modernising or replacing older rolling stock and introducing smarter payment systems and automated delay refunds. It ...

  • The bright livery reflects 'energy and freshness', according to GE.
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    Bright colours chosen for Indian locos

    2017-03-14T09:47:14Z

    INDIA: GE Transportation has confirmed the exterior design for the initial batch of 100 diesel locomotives with Evolution Series engines that it is supplying to Indian Railways. The external livery uses colours that are ‘celebrated in India during the Holi festival’, which occurs on March 13. ‘The bright shades reflect ...

  • The rail industry around the world marked International Women's Day on March 8 2017.
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    Rail industry marks International Women's Day 2017

    2017-03-08T13:36:29Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The railway operations and supply industries around the world marked International Women's Day on March 8. Special events were organised, and the diverse range of career opportunities available in the rail sector was highlighted.

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

    2017-03-01T07:00:00Z

    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 Change at the top News Main Line Urban ...

  • Caltrain hopes to take delivery of a fleet of Kiss EMUs supplied by Stadler. The Swiss company says that funding of the Caltrain upgrading programme would help it to proceed with its plans for a US manufacturing facility.
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    Deadlines extended as Caltrain seeks to save electrification programme

    2017-02-28T15:37:36Z

    USA: San Francisco to San Jose commuter operator Caltrain announced on February 27 that it had reached agreement with contractors Balfour Beatty and Stadler to extend the contractual deadlines for start of work on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. Caltrain had been expected to issue ‘Notice to Proceed’ for both ...

  • Transport for London was announced as Rail Business of the Year and Great Western Railway Managing Director Mark Hopwood was named Industry Leader of the Year at the 19th Rail Business Awards.
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    Celebrating excellence at the 19th Rail Business Awards

    2017-02-27T10:07:39Z

    UK: Transport for London was announced as Rail Business of the Year and Great Western Railway Managing Director Mark Hopwood was named Industry Leader of the Year at the 19th Rail Business Awards. Hosted by Railway Gazette at London’s Hilton hotel on Park Lane on February 23, the event bought ...

  • Passenger services are to be reinstated on the 30 km Bad Bentheim – Nordhorn – Neuenhaus line.
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    Freight railway orders DMUs for passenger service revival

    2017-02-21T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Local freight railway Bentheimer Eisenbahn has awarded Alstom a contract to supply five Coradia Lint 41 diesel multiple-units as part of the project to reinstate passenger services on the 30 km Bad Bentheim – Nordhorn – Neuenhaus line in Niedersachsen. Passenger services on the route were replaced by railway-operated ...

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    Marmaray upgrading works resume

    2017-02-01T11:39:47Z

    TURKEY: Surface works on the Asian and European sides of Istanbul’s Marmaray suburban corridor reportedly resumed at the end of January following an agreement between lead contractor OHL and the government. The Marmaray immersed tube tunnel which links railways on either side of the Bosporus Strait opened on time in ...

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

    2017-02-01T07:00:00Z

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  • Dr Rüdiger Grube has resigned as Deutsche Bahn's Chief Executive and Chairman of the Management Board.
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    Deutsche Bahn Chairman Rüdiger Grube quits

    2017-01-30T13:26:35Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn’s Supervisory Board unanimously approved Dr Rüdiger Grube’s resignation as Chief Executive and Chairman of the Management Board on January 30, and the termination of his contract with immediate effect. Grube’s current contract was due to expire this year, and according to business newspaper Handelsblatt the Supervisory ...

  • As well as operating trains serving 'more than 500 rural and urban communities in 46 states', Amtrak also owns several hundred km of railway, including a 155 km section of the Chicago - Detroit corridor.
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    Amtrak streamlines management structure

    2017-01-06T13:29:00Z

    USA: Federal passenger company Amtrak announced on January 5 that it would be rationalising its senior management structure as part of efforts to ‘position itself for an even more competitive future’. President & CEO Wick Moorman has reduced by half the senior management team to create six reporting lines. These ...

  • Among the routes to be tendered this year is the Dovrebanan. A contract operator would take over from December 2018 under plans being taken forward by the government's Railway Directorate.
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    Bane NOR launched to manage Norwegian network

    2017-01-03T15:29:00Z

    NORWAY: Celebrations at Oslo Sentral station on January 2 marked the launch of Bane NOR as the country’s railway infrastructure manager, replacing Jernbaneverket. The move is part of a wider railway reform programme that has seen the creation by the government of a Railway Directorate to specify and manage the ...

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

    2017-01-01T06:00:00Z

    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 The end of the beginning News Main Line ...