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Rail companies Thalys and Eurostar could merge to form a single high-speed rail giant that runs across five countries under plans laid out today by Belgian and French state railway operators SNCB and SNCF... Read more

Austrian construction company PORR has signed a contract for the development and modernisation of a 70 km (43.5 mile) railway line in Poland - the company's largest in the country to date... Read more

Swedish engineering consultancy company Sweco has signed an agreement to acquire the rail infrastructure engineering and consulting services business from NRC Group. The acquisition cements the company's place as a major force in full service... Read more

A new China to Europe cargo freight train service has begun between Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in eastern China to Budapest, the capital of Hungary... Read more

A multi-billion euro contract which will see UK-based train-maker Bombardier build hundreds of carriages for a new monorail system in Egypt has been signed... Read more

The German government has approved a spending plan where €86-billion will be invested in the upgrade of the country's Deutsche Bahn rail network... Read more

Finnish experts in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE Corporation, has secured an order to modernise 60 escalators and 14 elevators at the Atocha train station in the Spanish capital. The order also includes maintenance for 25 years... Read more

Latvia's Ministry of Transport has awarded Sia Rere Būve and Besix the design and construct contract for the Rail Baltica Central Station project in the capital, Riga... Read more

ABB has won orders worth more than $140 million from Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler, to supply state-of-the-art traction equipment for trains and locomotives in the United States and several European countries. The orders were booked in the... Read more

The national railway company of Uzbekistan (UTY) has announced it is to acquire two new high-speed Talgo trains, which will be identical to those already in service in the country, the only one of its kind in Central Asia. The contract amounts to... Read more

The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the dawn of steam-powered rail travel. The 31 mile (50 km) railroad was the first to carry passengers and freight by means of steam-powered locomotives, spurring the development of... Read more

Construction has begun on the largest civil engineering project in Slovenian history - a new rail link connecting the deep-sea port of Koper, in the north of the Adriatic Sea, with the the main international railway junction at Divaca. Read more

The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó has said that a contract will be signed by May 25th for the upgrade of his country's section of the cross-border rail line between Budapest and Belgrade. Read more

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between FinEstBay Area Development Oy and Touchstone Capital Partners Ltd on €15-billion in funding for the Helsinki-Tallinn railway tunnel project. The new funding comes in addition to the €100-million, Read more

Quebec-based manufacturer of trains and planes Bombardier Transportation and rolling stock leaser Akiem introduced the Bombardier TRAXX DC3 locomotive to Poland during an event at Wroclaw, Poland. The TRAXX DC3 is now the most efficient and modern... Read more

Swiss-Swedish technology firm ABB has won its largest traction equipment order in India, worth more than $42 million to supply state-of-the-art converters for electric locomotives from Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), in Varanasi. Read more

The proposed acquisition of French rail operator Alstom by Germany's Siemens has been blocked by the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission argued that the merger would have been harmful for competition Read more

Alstom and Siemens have offered to make new concessions to satisfy antitrust demands in order to get the go-ahead for their rail merger. Read more

Germany’s independent competition watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt, has raised “serious doubts” over the Siemens-Alstom railway merger. Read more

Rail technology specialist Vossloh has successfully completed the acquisition of the rail milling business of STRABAG Rail GmbH. Read more

  • First 9 km of Lyon-Turin rail tunnel completed

  • Combined Thalys and Eurostar network

  • Thalys

  • PORR wins €285m railway upgrade contract in Poland

  • Sweco

  • Chinese cargo train

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