France’s Senate approves controversial SNCF reform bill (www.railway-technology.com)

France’s Senate approves controversial SNCF reform bill 
The French Senate has voted by a large majority to support President Emmanuel Macron’s railway bill aimed at reforming the country’s state-owned Société nationale des chemins de fer (SNCF).

Stadler rolls out first Traverso train for Swiss railway company 
Railway rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has introduced its first Traverso low-floor FLIRT train for Swiss railway company Südostbahn (SOB).

Canadian National Railway to invest $262.5m in BC’s rail network 
The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced plans to invest about C$340m ($262.55m) into the expansion and improvement of its rail network across British Columbia (BC).

Report shows rail freight brought £1.7bn in benefits to the UK in 2016 
A new study published by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has revealed that rail freight contributed to the UK’s economy by bringing in £1.7bn in 2016.

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