The Spanish and the French governments have opened a call for expression of interest in running two main train services connecting the two countries. One train service will connect Vitoria in Spain to the French cities of Calais, Lille, Metz, Bordeaux and Paris on the Atlantic corridor. The other line will connect the Spanish cities of Murcia, Alicante, Valencia and...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Image: SNCF

France to gradually take over SNCF debt

French president Emmanuel Macron announced that the state will gradually take over the debt of national rail operator SNCF, starting in January 2020. He also confirmed that he will continue pressing reforms of the company....Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Mexico City Airport, under construction

Rail connection for new Mexico City airport

The new international Mexico City airport (NAIM), which is currently under construction, has just been connected with the national railway network for freight and passenger services. With this railway line, the airport is connected to...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
The opening of the Vienna-Chengdu line. Photo: OBB

New Vienna-Chengdu railway link launched

A new railway service connecting the Austrian capital Vienna with the Chinese freight hub Chengdu was launched with the first train departing in westbound direction on Thursday 12 April. It is the first direct railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Gotthard Tunnel

Rail connection Genoa-Lugano to be improved

The European Investment Bank is analysing an infrastructure project to improve the rail freight connection between the Port of Genoa (Italy) and Lugano (Switzerland), covering around 210 kilometres. The project, named LuMiMed, includes new railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez
Mercitalia Fast. Photo: Mercitalia

Mercitalia launches high-speed freight train

Mercitalia, the freight arm of Italian State Railways (FS) has announced the launch of the first high-speed freight line, called Mercitalia Fast. The service will connect Caserta and Bologna, starting operations in October this year. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen