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RFF selects Eiffage for the public-private partnership (PPP) contract for the construction of the Brittany – Loire Valley high speed line

Réseau Ferré de France has selected Eiffage as its "preferred bidder" for the publicprivate partnership contract to design, build, maintain and fund the Brittany – Loire Valley high-speed line. As the extension to the existing high-speed line between Paris and...

Atkins-led consortium wins design work on Denmark’s first stretch of high speed rail line

Atkins has been chosen as part of a consortium to design the first stretch of high speed enabled rail line in Denmark. The award by Rail Net Denmark will see the construction of 60km of new line linking into...

West Midlands well placed to reap economic rewards of high speed rail says Minister

Britain’s planned high speed rail network will bring major economic benefits to the West Midlands, Transport Minister Norman Baker has told the region. Speaking at a Parliamentary Reception hosted by transport authority Centro, Mr Baker urged key figures from the...

Groupe Eurotunnel reveals 2010 traffic and revenue figures

Eurotunnel have revealed their traffic and revenue figures for 2010. 2010 revenues increased globally by 26% to €736.6 million. Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive of Groupe Eurotunnel SA, stated, “Despite the very difficult economic situation, Eurotunnel’s activities have shown strong...

ONCF and Alstom sign a contract for the supply of 14 very-high speed trains to Morocco

Under the presidency of his Majesty the King of Morocco Mohammed VI, a contract worth nearly €400 million for the supply of 14 double-deck (Duplex) very high-speed trainsets has been signed in Tangiers on Friday, December...

Eurostar reports strong growth in 2010 with sales revenue up 12% compared with 2009

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today announced a continued increase in overall sales revenue in 2010 compared with 2009. Sales revenue for the year is up 12% on 2009, from £675.5m to £760m. This uplift...

Allegro passenger count exceeds 23,000 in first month

12 January marked one month since the launch of the high-speed Allegro train service between St Petersburg and Helsinki. In their first month, Allegro trains transported over 23,000 passengers. During the New Year holidays, average seat occupancy was over...

Lower impact proposals for High Speed lines

Changes to both the horizontal and vertical alignment of the core London-Birmingham high speed line will “significantly mitigate” its impact on nearby communities, according to Transport Secretary Philip Hammond. Plans published by HS2, the company set up by the...

Powering ahead

Brush Traction is in the process of commissioning a power unit test facility at its Loughborough works, the only one in the UK capable of analysing MTU engines. It has been designed for the MTU power units in East...

Railteam prevails in race vs. low-cost airline

When a student at the Saarland University Of Applied Sciences in Germany stated that the plane was the best way to go to London, her geography lecturer Werner Ried, unconvinced, proposed to compare both journeys - by train and...

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...