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BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on November 29 that it will exercise an option to extend FirstGroup’s current Great Western Railway (GWR) franchise by one year, to April 1…
TWO staff members from Belgian infrastructure manager Infrabel have been killed by a runaway passenger train while two others were severely injured in the incident which occurred at Morlanwelz on…
GERMAN Rail (DB) has inaugurated the first of a new type passenger information desk and associated information terminals at Nuremberg Main Station and plans to complete a national rollout at…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:49

SAR to extend passenger services to Hail

THE governor of Hail region, Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad officially inaugurated the new station at Hail on Saudi Railways Company’s (SAR) North-South Railway on November 22 ahead of…
BRITAIN’s National Audit Office says that the £7bn Thameslink project to upgrade routes through London has a realistic prospect of delivering value for money, but the Department for Transport (DfT)…
CZECH open-access operator RegioJet announced on November 23 that tickets have gone on sale for its new Prague - Vienna service, which will begin operating on December 10.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 04:56

CDG Express secures €1.7bn state loan

FRANCE’s finance minister Mr Bruno Le Maire confirmed to the National Assembly on November 21 that the state will provide a €1.7bn loan to ensure the CDG Express rail link…
THE British government introduced legislation into parliament on November 16 to turn Transport for the North (TfN) into a what it describes as “the first ever statutory sub-national transport body,…
Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:01

Serbia’s upgraded Resnik - Valjevo line opens

A ceremony was held at Valjevo station in Serbia on November 15 to mark the official opening of the upgraded Resnik - Valjevo section of the Belgrage - Bar (Montenegro)…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:57

First British railway supervisory boards set up

NETWORK Rail (NR), together with Virgin Trains, Abellio (the winner of the West Midlands franchise), and Chiltern Railways, have appointed Mr Geoff Inskip to chair two independent supervisory boards being…
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