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Bayerische Oberlandbahn increases DMU order

2019-09-22T05:00:00+01:00

GERMANY: Bayerische Oberlandbahn has placed a €25m order for six Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units.

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DB to order more high speed trains as government cuts VAT on fares

2019-09-20T16:58:00+01:00

GERMANY: Rail spending is to be increased significantly as part of a €54bn package of measures to mitigate the effects of climate change, which was announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 20.

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DB rejects Audit Office claims

2019-09-20T10:15:00+01:00

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has strongly rejected concerns raised by the Federal Audit Office that it had failed to manage federal funds effectively and that its finances were in disarray.

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Keolis operating contract terminated because of driver shortage

2019-09-19T14:40:00+01:00

GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport VRR has decided to terminate a contract for Keolis to operate two S-Bahn services from December, and will instead directly award incumbent DB Regio an emergency contract while it runs a new competitive tendering process.

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Frecciargento 700 to serve Bari from September 29

2019-09-19T13:21:00+01:00

ITALY: Trenitalia’s Frecciargento trainsets will begin serving Bari from the end of September, working two trains a day between Milano and Bari via the Adriatic corridor.

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Long Island Rail Road M-9 cars enter service

2019-09-19T12:00:00+01:00

USA: New York commuter operator MTA Long Island Rail Road has put the first of its Kawasaki M-9 electric multiple-unit cars into service. The 750 V DC third rail cars will operates in sets of varying lengths.

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