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Takeover of Italo-NTV approved

The transaction was first reported in February, 2018, when Global Infrastructure Partners made a €1.9 billion bid for Italy's first privately-owned high-speed rail passenger transport operator.

Trial operations begin on Shanghai metro’s first automated line

It serves the Pujiang area to the south of Shanghai and will connect to the Line 8 interchange at Shendu Highway station.

Thalys to launch Amsterdam-Disneyland Paris service from 2019

The new service will travel via Schiphol, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Charles de Gaulle airport before terminating at the French town, which is located near to Disneyland Paris. 

GWR announces plans to replace Class 332s as it takes over Heathrow Express service

Great Western Railway (GWR) is to take over the operation of the Heathrow Express rail service later this year.

Why some UK rail passengers are using avocados to get discounted fares

For one week, some avocado-carrying passengers on the UK's West Coast main line are in for a treat.

Eurostar CEO reflects on 15-year tenure as he bows out after Amsterdam launch

"That is it, the jigsaw is complete," said Nicolas Petrovic, who will step down from his role before the full launch and move to Siemens France to become its president on March 1.

Take a look around Eurostar’s new terminal at Amsterdam station

Work is still taking place in the lounge but Global Rail News was given a sneak peek ahead of the service launch in April.

Warm welcome for history-making Eurostar service

By avoiding stops at Ebbsfleet, Ashford and Lille, the train achieved a record time of one hour and 46 minutes to Brussels Midi, and was later welcomed into Amsterdam Centraal station by hundreds of people.

Eurostar’s first direct service to Amsterdam launched in London

The very first direct Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam departed earlier this morning following months of testing. A special preview service left London St Pancras at 08.31 this morning bound for the Dutch capital. Commercial service is due to start...

Lithuania Railways plans restructure

Lithuania's transport ministry has revealed plans to reorganise the national operator.
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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

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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.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

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

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...