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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.

RegioJet’s first Bombardier Traxx locomotives enter service

In total, RegioJet has an order for 10 Traxx locomotives with Bombardier.

Amtrak to refresh interiors of Acela Express fleet

The 14-month programme will cost $4 million and will see the flagship service's 20 trainsets refurbished ahead of the introduction of the 28 'next generation' Alstom trainsets in 2021.

UK’s InterCity East Coast franchise to return to public ownership

On June 24, Virgin Trains East Coast's contract will end and the Department for Transport-owned operating company, London North Eastern Railway, will take over the running of services.

SJ invests in thriving sleeper trains

Swedish train operator SJ has announced plans to refurbish its sleeper carriages and overhaul its booking system following a surge in demand for the long-distance services.

First Group-Trenitalia JV pulls out of East Midlands franchise bidding

The joint venture - 70 per cent First Group, 30 per cent Trenitalia - has pulled out to focus on its bid for the West Coast Partnership franchise, according to a spokesperson.

RegioJet receives first Traxx locomotives

The locomotives arrived over the weekend of April 14-15 after being assembled and tested by Bombardier at its Kassel plant, Germany.

MTR to support operation and maintenance of Macau LRT

The Macau SAR Government has awarded MTR a MOP 5.88 billion (€588.8 million) operations and maintenance assistance services (O&M) contract for the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Taipa Line.

MTR files competition complaint against SJ

Open access operator MTR Express has complained to the Swedish Competition Authority about SJ's refusal to allow MTR to sell its tickets through the SJ.se website.

British train operator FirstGroup rejects buyout bid

British rail operator FirstGroup has rejected a takeover bid from US equity firm Apollo Management.

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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...