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Canada’s Metrolinx launches search for experienced operator as it prepares to quadruple train frequency

Metrolinx has launched a search for an experienced operator as it prepares to quadruple the number of train services it runs each week. Issuing a Request for Qualification (RFQ), the Government of Ontario agency said...
Track construction work in Berlin, New Hampshire. Credit: NHHS Rail.

Train operators awarded $45m contract to run Connecticut-Massachusetts service

The operator of a new commuter train service in New Hampshire, that is due to open in 2018, has been appointed.
An East Midlands Trains HST passes by East Midlands Parkway. Credit: EMT>

UK Department for Transport to extend East Midlands rail franchise until August 2019

East Midlands Trains will now run services on the UK's East Midlands franchise until at least August 2019 after the Department for Transport took up an option to extend the contract for another year.

Devolved rail services perform better, report argues

A report produced by the Urban Transport Group claims that devolved rail services perform better, are more reliable and are preferred by passengers.

Arriva Trains Wales invests in bi-mode Class 319s

The Welsh Government and Arriva Trains Wales are investing in five Class 319 Flex bi-mode trains. Due to arrive next year, the four-car trains will be leased from Porterbrook thanks to £1.9 million from the...

Revenues double for Sweden’s MTR Express

Swedish open access operator MTR Express said its revenues more than doubled last year, bringing the company closer to profitability. MTR Express, a subsidiary of MTR Corporation, reported revenues of SEK 190 million compared to...
A Simens Vectron locomotive. Credit: CD Cargo.

CD Cargo acquires licence to operate in Austria

State-owned Czech railway company CD Cargo has obtained a licence to operate in Austria. The freight operator did not announce when it would begin operations but said it was a step towards expansion into new...

Launch of new London-Blackpool open access service delayed by rolling stock availability

Arriva-owned open access operator Alliance Rail Holdings has confirmed it will be unable to begin its new Blackpool-London Euston service next year as planned. The company, which received approval from the Office of Rail and...

Go-Ahead to take over another German rail route

Go-Ahead has been awarded the Network 3A Murrbahn operating contract by the Baden-Württemberg Public Transport Authority and the Bavarian Railway Authority (BEG). Go-Ahead has been chosen ahead of the incumbent operator, Deutsche Bahn (DB), to operate...

Greater Anglia reveals mock-up of new Stadler Flirt

Greater Anglia has unveiled a mock-up of one of its new Stadler Flirt trains at its Norwich depot. In total the train operating company (TOC) is spending £600 million on 378 new carriages from Stadler’s in Switzerland, which are due to enter service from 2019. The Flirt’s will have ‘fast’ Wi-Fi according to the TOC, with air […]

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