Two wins for Network Rail at the Women In Rail Awards

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne and Rajinder Pryor, business manager for the Digital Railway Programme at Network Rail, were both among the winners at the Women in Rail Awards on Thursday 19 April.
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By Dean Jones

Euskotren planning high speed commuter services

Europe
Basque regional operator Euskotren is planning to launch high speed commuter trains over the 1 435 mm gauge ‘Basque Y’ high speed network linking San Sebastián, Gasteiz-Vitoría and Bilbao.

SNCB inaugurates Kinkempois workshop

Europe
Celebrations were held in Liège on April 19 to mark the opening of SNCB’s new rolling stock maintenance workshops at Kinkempois. Intended to maintain locomotives, EMUs and coaches, the facility has been developed on the site of a former freight depot, incorporating a wagon repair shop dating back to 1929.

GWR to lease Class 769 Flex 'trimode' trainsets

UK
Great Western Railway has announced an agreement to lease 19 Class 769 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units from Porterbrook Leasing.

First Amber Train links the Baltic States

Europe
The first Amber Train branded intermodal freight service left the Šeštokai transhipment facility in Lithuania for Riga in Latvia and the Paldiski terminal in Estonia on April 19, carrying 43 containers which had originated in France.

Nova 1 trainset for TransPennine Express from Japan

UK
The first of 19 five-car AT300 electric-diesel trainsets which Angel Trains has ordered from Hitachi Rail Europe for use by TransPennine Express has set sail from Japan, the manufacturer confirmed on April 20.

Train freight up, truck movements down after three months of rail subsidy

Western Australian Rail News
A PUSH to cut truck congestion has led to a 2.5 per cent increase in the amount of freight on rail, but the State opposition says it is too early to be labelling the initiative a success.

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