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France/Belgium: the new look of Thalys June 29th, 2016 – Starting today, Thalys staff will be wearing their new uniforms for the very first time. The new collection symbolises two recent Thalys milestones: the reformation to a (...) China: Track Laying for Main Line of Changsha-Zhuzhou & Muyun-Xiangtan Sections of (...) Track laying for the main line of Changsha-Zhuzhounan Section and Muyun-Xiangtan Section of Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway were officially completed.   The railway, linking (...) United Kingdom: Network Rail First all-electric train runs on Great Western Main Line A new electric train has been successfully tested on the Great Western Main Line for the first time, in a major milestone for the electrification project. A new Class 800 Intercity Express (...) USA: AMTRAK and partners announce design team for Chicago Union Station Global interdisciplinary consulting and design services firm Arup brings extensive experience in rail service redevelopment to project CHICAGO — The restoration of Chicago Union Station took a (...) Bodycams protect DB employees and German Federal Police officers Deutsche Bahn and the Federal Police test body cameras to reduce violence against staff and officers Mini-monitors to deter attackers Recording in conflict situations only Deutsche Bahn (DB) (...) United Kingdom: Government to review different options for HS2 services in South Yorkshire Written statement to Parliament from: Department for Transport, The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP and High Speed Two (HS2) Limited Delivered on: 7 July 2016 Since the government proposed that (...) Germany: DB Schenker signs agreement worth millions with global online marketplace (...) DB Schenker has invested millions in the digital future, signing a five-year partnership agreement with US-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip for exclusive collaboration in Europe. (...) Czech Republic: Railway bridges renovated on the line between Lovosice and Česká Lípa The Railway Infrastructure Administration has reconstructed a railway bridge on the single-track regional line from Lovosice – Česká Lípa main station. Implementation of the project contributed to (...) Taiwan: TRA completes the establishment of e-ticketing system for island-wide network TRA is pleased to announce that the establishment of an e-ticketing system is fully accomplished and that the application for e-ticket usage on the whole of TRA’s network was launched on 28 June (...)
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