Germany: DMUs delivered for freight line’s passenger launch

From Railway Gazette; January 21, 2019 GERMANY: Local freight railway Bentheimer Eisenbahn has taken delivery of the first two of…

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German Rail: DB long-distance punctuality well below target in 2018

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; January 10, 2019 PUNCTUALITY on German Rail (DB) inter-city services continued to worsen in…

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Czech Republic open-access passenger operator Leo Express records strong growth in 2018

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; December 27, 2018 CZECH Republic open-access passenger operator Leo Express says it carried more…

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Dutch passenger train operator NS places €400m passenger car order

From Railway Technology; January 2, 2019 Dutch state-owned railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has placed an order worth nearly €400m…

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Delicacies of the Dining Car

A Book Review By Corby Kummer, The New York Times; November 28, 2018 FOOD ON THE MOVE Dining on the…

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Wales: Virgin Trains tell passenger there are no Welsh announcements as ‘Welsh speakers can speak English too’

By Jessica Walford, Reporter, Wales Online; November 30, 2018 A train company told a passenger they don’t do announcements in…

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Unconfirmed report: VIA Rail Canada chooses German firm Siemens – and not Bombardier – for massive train fleet contract

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; November 27, 2018 Free trade agreements with Europe and the United States prevent Via…

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Scotland: HS2 train passengers could click-and-collect Amazon parcels onboard

By National Newsdesk, The National; November 26, 2018 Bombardier Transportation, which is bidding to win a £2.75 billion contract to…

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