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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in 1999 as a private rail transport company, is today owned by Mercitalia Logistics S.p.A., which...

West Midlands Trains pens contract for converted London Underground trains

The two-car trains, which are converted London Underground D78 Stock, will be used on London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley from December.

Final section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link ready for launch

Once the Hong Kong section is opened the country will be linked to China's network of some 25,000km of high-speed lines. 

New Emirates-Trenitalia partnership a “pivotal step” towards better plane-train travel

Airline Emirates has signed a new codeshare agreement with Italy's national operator Trenitalia to allow customers to travel onwards to some of Italy's most picturesque locations using one ticket.

Russian Railways organises free transport for World Cup football fans

Free long-distance trains will run on 31 routes and make 734 trips, according to Russian Railways.

TransPennine Express’ first Class 802 arrives in the UK

The train’s voyage saw it cross the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and pass through the Panama Canal.

Brightline looks to replicate model in other US regions

The announcement comes less than six months after Brightline's first service was launched between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, and weeks after the service was extended to Miami.

Warsaw operator SKM orders second generation ‘Elf’ trainsets

Warsaw deputy mayor Renata Kaznowska said that the contract, which is valued at €72.4 million, is the largest purchase in SKM's history.

Welsh Government awards Wales and Borders rail franchise

Further details for the next franchise and the South West Metro will be shared "at the earliest possible opportunity" following the standstill period.

Brightline prepares for imminent launch of Miami service

At 07:00 on Saturday May 19, the first Brightline train service will depart West Palm Beach for Miami Central station.
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

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Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

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