Qinghai-Tibet Railway Corp and Shanghai-based Rail Partners Inc have set up a joint venture to operate luxury tourist trains between Xining and Lhasa, taking three days to cover over 2000 km.

NS Business Cards have been issued to 4200 Capgemini employees in the Netherlands. The cards are used to book business rail and taxi travel and for park and ride access, with Capgemini receiving monthly itemised bills for each person. There are now over 50000 holders of the cards, which can be used by individuals or by all members of a business.

Czech firm ZS Brno has signed a €34m contract partly funded by the EU for the modernisation of Cegléd station in Hungary.

Long Island Rail Road has added pages to its website detailing alternative subway and bus routes which passengers can use in the event of disruption to rail services.

CAPTION: Broadband internet access is now being tested by T-Mobile and DB on seven ICE3 trainsets operating between K