Cross-border line upgrade funded

The Land of Schleswig-Holstein is to provide a €9·3m grant for a €10·9m project to raise speeds and install ETCS on Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll’s 13 km line from Niebüll to the Danish border.
Europe

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British competition authority probes West Coast Partnership franchise award

UK
The investigation comes after the European Commission referred the case to the British government under Article 4 (4) of the EC Merger Regulation.

India plans to float tenders for Rs.30,000 cr road infra projects in 8 states

Asian Rail News
Through its official release, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) said that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has identified various stretches (road infra projects) on pan India basis. It will be constructed through Public-Private Partnership on Built Operate Transfer (Toll) Mode.

DB rejects Audit Office claims

Europe
Deutsche Bahn has strongly rejected concerns raised by the Federal Audit Office that it had failed to manage federal funds effectively and that its finances were in disarray.

New trains for Highland Sleeper services delayed

UK
Caledonian Sleeper has announced that they has been a delay in the introduction of their brand new trains.

EBRD provides $US 100m investment for Ukraine Railways

Europe
The funding will support further integration of Ukraine’s domestic railway system into international networks.

SJ sells stake in SilverRail Technologies

Europe
SilverRail Technologies AB (formerly Linkon) provides software solutions to handle the selection, sale and distribution of tickets, as well as tools for on-board personnel for rail and bus operations in Scandinavia. The company was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of SJ.

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