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New report reveals low performance for CEE and Baltic states railway systems

The CEE and Baltic states rank last in the 2015 railway performance index report carried out by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), titled The 2015 European Railway Performance Index: Exploring the Link Between Performance and Public Cost. For national railway systems in Europe, public subsidies provide essential funds to support infrastructure maintenance and passenger and freight operations. More


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First tracks on Lodz Fabryczna Railway Station

Nearly two kilometres of tracks on a construction site of new Lodz Fabryczna railway station have been laid. Within a week, the construction crew lays about 300 meters of concrete slab track. In total, 12,5 km of railway surface need to be built on the 4,2 km underground section in station and tunnel. More


Poland to invest over EUR 5 bn in developing railway transport

Poland will invest over EUR 5 bn from the Infrastructure and Environment program 2014 – 2020 in developing railway transport, stated the Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Development, Slawomir Zalobka. In addition, Poland will receive approx. EUR 4.14 billion under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program. More


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New EMU for Croatian Railways enters passenger service

The first of the 32 EMUs manufactured by KONCAR – Electric Vehicles for HŽ Putnicki prijevoz (HŽ PP) started regular operation on Zagreb – Koprivnica and Zagreb – Sisak – Sunja regional routes. More


Alstom delivers 3 new metro trainsets to Baku Metro

Alstom has delivered 3 new metro trainsets to Baku Metro, in accordance with a contract signed in 2014. The trainsets, consisting of 5 cars each, will be commissioned for passenger service by the end of May 2015 on one of the metro lines currently in operation. More



Russian Railways selects designer for the Moscow-Kazan high speed rail line

Russian Railways (RZD) has signed a RUB 20 billion (EUR 350 million) contract with JSC Mosgiprotrans – led consortium, including Nizhegorodmetroproekt and CREEC (China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd.) for the engineering research, development, project planning, and land survey and design documentation for the construction of the Moscow-Kazan section of Moscow-Kazan-Yekaterinburg high-speed rail line. More


Over EUR 40 million funding for continuing works on Bucharest metro lines 4 and 6

Bucharest underground operator, Metrorex will receive this year RON 188.5 million (EUR 42.7 million) for two infrastructure investment projects. The money will be obtained from the greenhouse gas emission allowances trading. More


Siemens interested in Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project

Siemens is interested in Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway development project, Siemens President for Russia and Central Asia, Dietrich Muller told local press. “We are interested in the Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway project. We are particularly interested in trains’ delivery on the basis of local production together with Sinara,” he said, adding that “the company would be interested in co-developing.” More

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