UK: Trains that are just one minute behind schedule will now be classed as late as punctuality standards are set to tighten across rail networks

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; March 21, 2019 Trains will soon be classed as late if they…

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UK: New trains to allow Edinburgh to London for £25

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; March 21, 2019 The impending battle for passengers between Edinburgh and London stepped up a…

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UK passengers rarely feel they have a relationship with their train company

From Global Railway Review; March 12, 2019 New research published by Transport Focus, to inform the Williams Rail Review, has…

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ANALYSIS: Are train services in rural France set to finally be derailed?

By John Lichfield, The Local France; March 6, 2019 For railways March is always the cruellest month. In March 1963…

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Great Britain: Passengers flipping out over train to ‘London St Pancake’

By Emma Bowden, Press Association, Independent.ie; March 5, 2019 Commuters were given a sweet treat on Shrove Tuesday as London…

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Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

From The Business Times Transport; March 4, 2019 IT LOOKS like a scene from the halcyon days of the railways:…

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Germany: FlixTrain to launch Berlin – Cologne services

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; February 26, 2019 FLIXTRAIN has revealed to the German media that it is planning…

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Sweden’s national passenger operator SJ achieves passenger traffic record in 2018

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; February 21, 2019 SWEDEN’s national passenger operator SJ carried a record 31.8 million passengers…

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Bombardier Sees Rail Project Issues Solved by the End of 2020

By Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg; February 14, 2019 Bombardier Inc. expects to complete at least three of its most delayed rail…

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Europe: Dutch extend plans for high-frequency operations

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; February 7, 2019 TRAINS will connect nine major Dutch cities every 10 minutes by…

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More passengers and freight on Polish trains

From Radio Poland; February 5, 2019 Polish trains carried more passengers and cargo last year than in 2017, according to…

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Siemens deal collapse fuels Alstom-Bombardier tie-up talk, shares rally

By Josephine Mason and Allison Lampert, Reuters; February 6, 2019 LONDON/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The European Commission’s decision to block a…

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Ireland: Cork-Dublin Train Passenger Journeys Highest on record in 2018

By Mary Bermingham, TheCork.ie; February 4, 2019 A total of 3.46 million passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin/Cork rail…

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Czech Republic’s national railway operator reports highest transport output since 1994

From Global Railway Review; February 4, 2019 České dráhy – the main railway operator in the Czech Republic – has reported that…

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Siemens and Alstom offer European Commission more merger concessions

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; January 28, 2019 “Since the first remedy proposal made on December 12 2018 to…

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German Court of Auditors proposes radical DB reform

GERMANY’s Federal Court of Auditors presented a report to the German parliament on January 17 which calls for the federal…

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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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