FS and Snam sign hydrogen development agreement

The agreement was signed by Mr Gianfranco Battisti, managing director of FS, and Mr Marco Alverà, managing director of Snam, and covers feasibility studies and the development of joint projects for the implementation of hydrogen infrastructure on lines throughout Italy.
Europe

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Swiss Schaffhausen Electric Bus Project Almost Ready to Begin

Bus Transport News
The Schaffhausen electric bus project, Switzerland, is ready to commence: the Federal Office of Transport has approved the two vehicles (ordered in March 2019), which means they will soon be allowed in service as the testing sessions continue.

Chinese high-speed rail firm to offer quiet carriages on Beijing-Shanghai line

Asian Rail News
The operator of a high-speed rail service between Beijing and Shanghai says it plans to introduce quiet carriages by the end of the year, and people on social media are making a lot of noise about it.

More major rail works imminent

Victorian Rail News
MAJOR construction works are starting at Edithvale, Chelsea, and Bonbeach train stations.

Biden, an Amtrak Evangelist, Could Be a Lifeline for a Rail Agency in Crisis

USA
Amtrak has reduced service and is poised to cut thousands of jobs. Rail supporters argue that, win or lose, the Democratic presidential candidate could shift the debate over the agency’s future.

Premier, Transport Minister unaware expert referred Cross River Rail to Auditor-General

Queensland Rail News
The Queensland Premier and Transport Minister were unaware their government’s flagship $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project was referred to the Auditor-General by concerned infrastructure expert David Bannister.

Multi-million pound project to upgrade 1980’s railway means no trains through Horsham for 9 days next summer

UK
Network Rail engineers will be rebuilding a crucial section of West Sussex's railway next year, including a nine day period when there will be no trains at all through Horsham.

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