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Bombardier’s Train Fleets Are Officially the Most Reliable in the UK, Winning 8 Out of 10 Prestigious Reliability Awards

The BOMBARDIER ELECTROSTAR has been officially announced as the UK’s most reliable train fleet Berlin, December 4, 2009 – Bombardier is proud to announce that the performance of its UK fleets has once again been recognised by the industry at the ‘Golden Spanner‘ Awards. Bombardier built and maintained trains continue to top the official UK rail industry performance league tables, with...

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OBAMA SIGNALS AIR-RAIL BONANZA IN THE USA

SPECIAL FEATURE: Obama signals air-rail bonanza in the USA USA: President Barack Obama has announced a USD 8 billion stimulus award to states across the country to develop America’s first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail services. airrail NEWS reviews the projects with a direct or close connection to International Airports. California The biggest chunk of the stimulus...

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MODERN ELECTRONIC TICKETING SYSTEM FOR GERMANY

MODERN ELECTRONIC TICKETING SYSTEM FOR GERMANY

Germany’s first large-scale electronic ticketing system is being developed for the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) region. It includes the city of Frankfurt, Germany’s business and financial centre, and some 153 transport operators. The population of the RMV region is over 5 million with an estimated 650 million journeys taken on public transport per year. The RMV and its partners,...

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EUROPEAN TRAIN TRAVEL: WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

As any of the millions of young people who have roamed the Continent with a pack on their back and Eurail pass in hand can attest, there is something quintessentially European about traveling by train. Or was. European airline deregulation 12 years ago has turned hopping on a plane into a bargain-basement no-brainer. Thanks mostly to the increased competition, improved services and lower prices...

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RAIL LINK FOR MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

RAIL LINK FOR MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Construction of a $526 million project that will extend Metrorail 2.4-miles – connecting the Earlington Heights station with Miami International Airport (MIA) started on 1 May. The extension will reach the airport at the Miami Intermodal Centre (MIC) – a facility designed to link buses, a rental car outlet, Tri-Rail, Amtrak and Metrorail. Artist’s rendering of the Miami...

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