All News articles – Page 7

  • The redevelopment and expansion of Paris-Nord features input from architectural practices Valode & Pistre and AREP, an SNCF subsidiary. Lighting specialist Yann Kersalé is also involved.
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    Rooftop running in Paris-Nord expansion plan

    2018-07-12T09:58:47Z

    FRANCE: The refurbishment and expansion of Paris-Nord station took a step forward on July 9 when the management board of SNCF Mobilités selected Ceetrus as preferred partner for exclusive negotiation with Ceetrus to undertake the programme. Ceetrus is the commercial property arm of retail group Auchan, and SNCF said ...

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    François Davenne calls for new vision at UIC

    2018-07-09T09:56:45Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Currently Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail, François Davenne has been selected as the next Director General of the International Union of Railways. Appointed at the 92nd UIC General Assembly in Madrid on July 4, he will join UIC in January 2019, ...

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    World rail market - June 2018

    2018-06-23T06:00:00Z

    Europe: Rail Baltica promoter RB Rail has awarded Atkins a €389 496 contract to identify the ‘optimum’ infrastructure management model. France: Teleste is to supply information screens and a data transmission platform for 30 trainsets that Alstom is building for Lyon metro lines B and D. ...

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    Connecticut regional passenger service launched

    2018-06-19T09:17:50Z

    USA: Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy joined federal, state, and local officials on June 16 to mark the launch of CTrail commuter rail services along a 100 km route linking New Haven and Hartford in Connecticut with Springfield, Massachusetts. The line is shared with Amtrak services, and the national passenger ...

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    Bourgogne-Franche-Comté agrees operating contract with SNCF

    2018-06-04T14:39:35Z

    FRANCE: A target of 22% growth in TER ridership has been set by the région of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté as part of an operating agreement with SNCF Mobilités running until 2026. The contract with the incumbent operator was announced by the regional authority on May 25, although it applies retrospectively from ...

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    Ministers urge that Rastatt lessons are learnt

    2018-05-31T08:44:05Z

    EUROPE: Transport ministers have issued a Declaration calling for rapid implementation of measures to mitigate the effects of a major incident such as the seven-week closure last August of the Rhein Valley main line between Basel and Karlsruhe in Germany following a tunnel collapse beneath the alignment at Rastatt. The ...

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    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed project faces cancellation

    2018-05-29T11:13:43Z

    ASIA: Recently elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad vowed on May 28 to cancel the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail project, with the Chinese-backed East Coast Rail Link also set to be dropped. Mahathir told local media that a number of major projects would come under immediate ...

  • Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan was among the guests attending the start of test running on the European surface alignment of the Marmaray route.
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    Test running begins on European Marmaray alignment

    2018-05-29T09:29:53Z

    TURKEY: An inaugural diesel test train operated along part of the European section of Istanbul’s 77 km Marmaray cross-city suburban corridor on May 23. Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan was onboard the diesel locomotive that ran between Halkalı and Kazlıçeşme, a distance of 20 km. This forms part of the ...

  • Stadler is supplying a fleet of non-tilting 250 km/h trainsets for the Gotthard corridor.
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    SBB and Trenitalia to step up cross-border services

    2018-05-28T08:20:00Z

    EUROPE: Swiss and Italian national operators SBB and Trenitalia signed an agreement on May 22 to increase the number of cross-border inter-city services. In an initial step the 2020 timetable will include an extra Basel – Milano service via Bern, giving four trains a day in each direction, with a ...

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    World rail freight news round-up

    2018-05-28T07:17:00Z

    From June 1, Russia's FESCO Transportation Group is to offer a transit time of 15 days between Busan and Moscow, an improvement on the 21-23 days currently offered. The acceleration has largely been achieved by reducing transhipment time at the port of Vladivostok and by faster transit times on the ...

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    World rail market - May 2018

    2018-05-26T06:00:00Z

    Europe: Sqills is providing its S3 Passenger sales, distribution and reservation suite for Eurostar. Director Bart van Munster said this would offer ‘interesting’ new interfaces with ticketing and reservation systems from the UK’s Association of Train Operating Companies, air global distribution systems and SNCF’s PAO API. Wavestone is providing ...

  • Regional railway BLS operates an extensive network of rail, bus and ferry routes as well as owning 436 km of railway infrastructure centred on the two Lötschberg routes.
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    Operators oppose long-distance concession plans

    2018-05-25T13:46:10Z

    SWITZERLAND: Regional operator BLS is contesting the plans announced in April by the Federal Office for Transport (BAV) for the 10-year concession to run long-distance passenger services from December 2019. Under the proposals national operator SBB would run all Intercity routes and most of the so-called Basic Network, but the ...

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    Beskyd tunnel completed

    2018-05-25T10:32:42Z

    UKRAINE: Celebrations on May 24 marked the formal completion of the Beskyd tunnel construction project, enabling the first revenue-earning trains to pass through it the following day. The 1 822 m long tunnel has been built to alleviate a single-track bottleneck on the Lviv – Chop section of pan-European ...

  • Alstom sees hydrogen fuel cell technology as a means to reduce carbon emissions from passenger trains.
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2018-05-25T09:09:00Z

    New Jersey-based supplier of rolling stock and braking components Strato Inc has signed an agreement for GBS Railroad & Mining Services to promote and distribute its products for the rail sector in Australia and New Zealand. Systems and engineering technology consultancy Frazer-Nash has formed a new ...

  • The DMUs have been designated Class 61 by KTMB.
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    Graphene supercapacitor DMU fleet takes shape

    2018-05-24T15:21:22Z

    MALAYSIA: The first of 13 Class 61 inter-regional diesel multiple-units for services along Malaysia’s east coast corridor has been largely completed at CRRC Zhuzhou’s plant in China. CRRC is producing two of the trains in Zhuzhou before transferring production of the remaining 11 to a local assembly plant in ...

  • Portrush station is being rebuilt ahead of next year's Open golf tournament.
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    UK railway news round-up

    2018-05-24T13:16:37Z

    On May 23 the Department for Transport said that ‘tackling poor performance’ at the Northern franchise was its ‘top priority’. A combination of factors, stemming largely from delays to Network Rail electrification work in northwest England, has caused a surge in delays and cancellations as Northern struggled to train ...

  • The MegaHub will occupy part of the existing marshalling yard at Lehrte. (Photo: Julia Chorus/DB Netz)
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    Lehrte MegaHub construction launched

    2018-05-23T13:41:36Z

    GERMANY: Work to build the automated MegaHub intermodal terminal at Lehrte, about 20 km east of Hannover, was formally launched on May 15. Speaking at a midday ceremony, Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry for Transport & Digital Infrastructure Enak Ferlemann said that the start of work for ...

  • The ODP contract could see some routes in the South Wales Valleys transferred from Network Rail control and integrated with future light rail routes around Cardiff.
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    KeolisAmey selected as Operating & Development Partner in Wales

    2018-05-23T09:23:13Z

    UK: In a written statement issued on May 23, the Welsh government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Transport Ken Skates announced the award of a contract for KeolisAmey to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders rail service and the South Wales Metro’. The contract will begin on June ...

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    University alliance to promote high speed rail

    2018-05-22T15:32:58Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways has moved to strengthen its nascent network of academic institutions which are intended to work together to promote the development of high speed rail. UIC first announced plans for its alliance of universities at the World Congress on High Speed Rail in Tokyo ...

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    Celebrations as Brightline trains reach Miami

    2018-05-21T16:30:31Z

    USA: A weekend of celebrations entitled ‘Welcome to the 305!’, referencing the city’s historic telephone code, marked the launch of Brightline inter-city services to Miami on May 19. Brightline’s first public trains ran in January over the 74 km between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The extension to ...