TCDD’nin Paylaşımına Acılı Anneden Tepki

tcddnin paylasimina acili anneden tepki

TCDD’nin paylaşımına Çorlu’daki tren faciasında oğlunu ve eşini kaybeden acılı anne tepki gösterdi. 8 Temmuz 2018 tarihinde Tekirdağ’ın Çorlu ilçesine bağlı Sarılar köyünde meydana gelen tren faciasında 7’si çocuk olmak üzere 25 kişi hayatını kaybetmiş, [devamı…]

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New Merseyrail strikes called by RMT

THE RMT has called a new series of 24-hour strikes on Merseyrail during nine Saturdays in November and December, after a series of  workshops failed to yield agreement over future train staffing. The union’s general secretary Mick Cash told his members that the new action was intended to ’focus the minds

160 years since the death of Robert Stephenson

This weekend marks 160 years since the death of Robert Stephenson, one of the greatest railway and civil engineers of all time. Through cutting-edge transport technology, Robert and his father George Stephenson reshaped the Britain of their day. Here are a few facts you may not have known about ‘the

Rail Baltica Announces Notified Body Tender

“Involvement of NoBo at an early stage of the project is an important step to ensure that Rail Baltica infrastructure, energy, control-command and signalling subsystems will be interoperable, function safely and uninterrupted. As an independent and accredited organisation, NoBo will provide a conformity assessment against the relevant requirements of the

Classic stations: Newcastle Central

Newcastle Central is a listed building, the city’s major transport hub, and acts as both a terminus and a through station. Graeme Pickering recalls the station’s impressive past and assesses plans recently outlined for the future. NEWCASTLE Central station is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. Its

China Railway Express Türkiye’den Karşılanacak

china railway express turkiyeden karsilanacak

Kazakistan Demiryolları A.Ş. (KTZ) Başkan Yardımcısı Pavel Sokolov başkanlığındaki heyet, TCDD Genel Müdürü Ali İhsan Uygun ve TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. Genel Müdürü Kamuran Yazıcı’yı 10 Ekim 2019 Perşembe günü TCDD Genel Müdürlüğü’nde ziyaret etti. İki [devamı…]

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Frequentis Rail Emergency Management Solution Prepares Sydney Trains for Future Passenger Demand

When streamlining multiple operation centres, an initial concern is often the loss of local knowledge. However, the Frequentis ICM solution ensures that this is not the case by centrally capturing such information, including emergency contact numbers for local contractors and emergency services. Based on the underlying responsibility model, staff have

Uygun: ‘Yeni Demiryolu Hatları İçin Proje Hazırlıklarımız Sürüyor’

uygun yeni demiryolu hatlari icin proje hazirliklarimiz suruyor

4. Uluslararası Karayolları Köprüler ve Tüneller İhtisas Fuarı ile eş zamanlı olarak düzenlenen III. Uluslararası Metrorail Forumu açılış törenleri 9 Ekim 2019 tarihinde Ulaştırma ve Altyapı Bakanı Mehmet Cahit Turhan’ın da katılımıyla Ato Congresium’da gerçekleştirildi. [devamı…]

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Matt Byrne New Head of Bombardier Transportation UK

26 Nov 2018 | InnoTrans 2018 The Future of Rail: A Panel Discussion with the Heads of Sie... A panel discussion with the heads of Siemens Mobility, Michael Peter, Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, and Bombardier, Laurent Troger. They discuss automation, mu... source=

Leo Express Receives First Sirius EMU from CRRC

CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd signed a contract with private rail operator Leo Express for three EMUs in December 2016. The contract includes an option for an additional 30 units. The total contract value lies at 5 billion CZK (190 million euros | 210 million USD). Sirius EMU Features Sirius is able

Bursa’nın Demiryolu Hattı Artık Hızlı Değil ’Yüksek Standartlı’

bursanin demiryolu hatti artik hizli degil yuksek standartli

Gece… TCDD’nin internet sitesinde dolaşırken, kendimizi 2019 Yatırım Programı sayfasında bulunduk. Üstelik, sayfadaki bilgileri incelerken karşımıza büyük bir sürpriz çıktı. Gördüğümüz şu: TCDD Genel Müdürlüğü 1 Ağustos 2019 tarihinde yatırım programı üzerinde beşinci revizeyi yapmış. [devamı…]

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Bath conundrum

I enjoyed Mike Arlett’s articles on Bath Green Park in the August and September’s issues.  In particular, I was pleased to see the Ivo Peters’ photograph in the September article showing the departure of No. 568 on a Bournemouth train, and specifically No. 41902 preparing to leave on a local to

3. Ulusararası Metrorail Forum Ankara Ato Congresium’da Açıldı

ulusararasi metrorail forum ankara ato congresiumda acildi

Metro raylı sistemlerine odaklanan 3. Uluslararası Metrorail Forum, kamu karar vericileri ile özel sektörü Ankara ATO Congresium’da bir araya getirdi. Ulaştırma ve Altyapı Bakanı Cahit Turhan himayesinde TCDD Ana Desteği , KGM, AYGM İstanbul Büyükşehir [devamı…]

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Eurasia Rail, 2021’de İlk Kez Konya’da

eurasia rail de ilk kez konyada

Hyve Grup’un Türkiye’de düzenlediği “Uluslararası Demiryolu, Hafif Raylı Sistemler ve Lojistik Fuarı “- EURASIA RAIL’in 9’uncusu 3-5 Mart 2021 tarihleri arasında TÜYAP Konya Fuar Merkezi’nde gerçekleştirilecek. Bugüne dek İzmir’de gerçekleşen Fuar’ın Konya’da düzenleneceği bir basın [devamı…]

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9 October: news in brief

Adam Smith Institute says ‘scrap HS2’ RIGHT WING think tank the Adam Smith Institute says the government should look again at HS2, after confirmation that the costs of the project are rising. The Institute says the money should be invested in alternative rail projects, including upgrades of the West Coast, East

Railway Accidents: Lamentable Failures

Thirty-one people lost their lives on Tuesday, October 5, 1999, when a Thames Trains Class 165 ‘Turbo’ collided with a First Great Western InterCity125 at a combined speed of 130mph at Ladbroke Grove, two miles from London Paddington. Fraser Pithie looks back 20 years to one of Britain’s worst post-Privatisation

Henrik Hololei Talks Shift2Rail at Digital Transport Days

The Director General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, Henrik Hololei, spoke at Digital Transport Days in Helsinki, Finland, about the aims and successes of Shift2Rail (S2R) and its role in combating climate change and managing increasing congestion. Climate Change Goals In his speech he began by outlining the Commission’s

Alstom to Supply 42 Metropolis Trains for Barcelona

Focus on Sustainability To be as environmentally friendly as possible, the trains will feature light car bodies, low energy consumption and high levels of recoverability and recyclability. Furthermore, they will be reliable and easy to maintain. To optimise maintenance further, Alstom is equipping the Metropolis trains with remote sensors. source=

UK: CAF to Supply Catenary-Free Trams to Birmingham

In addition to avoiding the need for on-site infrastructure installations, which could be disruptive and which would impact the architectural aesthetic negatively, the rechargeable batteries also make the trams substantially more energy efficient. West Midlands Metro Network The metro network currently features one line, which runs from Grand Central (Birmingham New Street)

GB Railfreight celebrates 15 years of Locomotion

GB Railfreight Class 66 No. 66788 was named Locomotion on September 21 as part of the celebrations to mark a decade and a half since the National Railway Museum opened its outstation in Shildon, County Durham. Bob Tiller, GBRf engineering director, said: “The work Locomotion does to showcase the history of the

DAMM Delivers Infrastructure for Mauritius Metro Express

The second and final phase of the metro is planned for 2021 and will then provide a total connectivity of 26 km from Curepipe to Immigration Square. About DAMM DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible and user-friendly digital radio infrastructure systems to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Built for

Engadine Line Reopens Following Infrastructure Works

As of today, Rhaetian Railway (RhB) has reopened the closed section between Susch and Scuol-Tarasp on the Engadine Line. RhB had closed the Engadine line on 11 March 2019 in order to implement numerous infrastructure works efficiently, while keeping costs down. Rhaetian Railway has invested around 90 million franks (82.56 million

The Infrastructure Progress Report

Spanish rail infrastructure manager Adif is investing more than 45 million euros in refurbishing the Recoletos Tunnel in Madrid. The original tunnel construction works began in 1933 but it wasn’t until 1967 that it entered service. These renovation works, which began in June this year, will affect the route, electrification and

The Policy Update Europe

Greece & Ireland The European Commission has written to Greece and Ireland to encourage them to enact EU law that requires them to open up the market for domestic passenger rail services. EU Member States agreed to transpose the EU rules in the 4th Railway Package by 31 December 2018. Following

ARUS, Ferroviara Raylı Sistemler Fuarı’nda Ülkemizi Temsil Etti

arus ferroviara rayli sistemler fuarinda ulkemizi temsil etti

Avrupa Raylı Sistemler Birliği(ERCI) yönetim kurulu üyesi Anadolu Raylı Sistemler Kümelenmesi (ARUS) İtalya’nın Milano şehrinde yapılan Ferroviara Raylı sistemler fuarında ülkemizi temsil etti. Anadolu Raylı Sistemler Kümelenmesi Kordinatörü Dr. İlhami Pektaş yaptığı açıklamada; “İtalya’nın Milano [devamı…]

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The Next Generation of Locomotive Driving

The Challenge: In a competitive and complex world where the focus is shifting towards efficiency and economical gain, dreams are often not enough. With an increasing number of side constraints, the transport network becoming more and more complex, and limited rail infrastructure it is getting harder to dispatch and steer drivers

No Greater Anglia ‘Aventras’ before 2020

By Ben Jones GREATER Anglia (GA) has confirmed it will not be able to introduce its Class 720 ‘Aventra’ EMUs before the end of 2019.  Production and testing of the new trains is running significantly behind schedule after Bombardier experienced delays with the introduction of Crossrail Class 345s and

TfW: 6500 More Spaces to Improve Capacity in Wales

Passengers travelling between Cheltenham and Maesteg, and between Cardiff and Ebbw Vale will see the introduction of Bombardier Class 170 DMUs. Constructed between 1998 and 2005, they feature on-board passenger displays, accessible toilets, air-conditioning, wifi and power sockets. Transport for Wales is taking on the Class 170 fleet from Greater

LTA: We Want More Local Train Maintenance Expertise

When electronic cards go wrong, however, it can be both time-consuming and expensive to repair them. And this task often takes place at the OEM’s facilities. In Singapore’s case, most of these are overseas. The result is long downtimes. Encouraging Local Railway Maintenance Capabilities The LTA has been making substantial investments to

GTR Completes 5-Year Transformation Programme

“Today is a landmark moment for both GTR and its passengers as we continue to deliver on the industry’s hugely ambitious modernisation programme for our network. “This £2bn programme of modernisation, much of which formed part of the Thameslink Programme, has transformed services for our passengers. With over 1500 new carriages

NCHSR Rebrands to Reflect Broader Transport Remit

“We were delighted with the response to our consultation earlier this year, and I’m thrilled to be able to unveil our new name. “As an employer-led college, it’s key that we ensure that the skills we equip our learners with meet the demands and the skills shortages of the broader advanced

Five things you may not know about the Big Boy

This year, a ground-breaking five-year landmark project to restore a Union Pacific Railroad Big Boy 4-8-8-4 to working order was accomplished, with No. 4014 making a star-studded appearance at the 150th anniversary of the linking the USA’s two coasts by rail. The world has waited six decades to see a Union

Stadler and FNM Present FLIRT Mock-Up in Milan

The mock-up is true to size. Stadler will deliver the actual vehicles for regional operations in Lombardy at the end of 2021. The contract, worth 1.6 billion euros, is footed by the Regione Lombardia. Stage V European Union Emissions Standards Despite using diesel, Stadler says it designed the trains with sustainability in

Industry Meets at ROBEL In-House Exhibition

Open House to the Future – ROBEL In-House Exhibition 2019. For four days, more than 500 rail infrastructure experts have used the in-house exhibition at the ROBEL premises to engage in the current topics of track maintenance. As a consequence, the conversations at product demonstrations, presentations and workshops have been all about

Manchester Mayor Publishes Vision to Transform Rail

“We need a fully integrated transport network that allows people to travel seamlessly between modes with simple, affordable ticketing – and Our Prospectus for Rail underpins the transformational change we need on the local rail network to support growth. This is one of two major milestones in the Our Network

GB Railfreight’s pride as it unveils Class 66

GB RAILFREIGHT marked Brighton Pride when Class 66 No. 66773 was named Pride of GB Railfreight by The Times columnist Matthew Parris at the South Coast resort on August 2.  Sporting rainbow colours along its bodyside, GB says the loco recognises LGBT+ employees across the wider rail industry, and celebrates its on-going commitment

TPE accepts first ‘Nova 2’ CAF set

By Tony Miles TRANSPENNINE Express accepted the first ‘Nova 2’ Class 397 EMU into its fleet on July 25, meaning units from all three new ‘Nova’ train types have now joined its fleet.  The first sets to be delivered are still being used for type testing, and require some

Northern withdraws first batch of ‘Pacers’

NORTHERN has withdrawn the first its Class 142 ‘Pacer’ units – 11 months later than planned.  The first was scheduled for retirement in September 2018, but late delivery and acceptance of replacement units gave the ‘Pacers’ a stay of execution.  Class 142 ‘Pacer’ No. 142005 being sent off for its

Three Type 3s – to the sea!

THREE Class 37s at the head of a heavy freight train used to be a regular sight in South Wales and around Glasgow in BR days, but such a trio has always been a rare event on passenger trains.  On August 11, the Branch Line Society completed its two-day ‘Type 3

Stanier pair celebrate Conwy Valley reopening

NETWORK Rail and Transport for Wales Rail Services hosted a special main line steam trip on August 3 to celebrate the reopening of the Conwy Valley line in North Wales. ‘The Conwy Quest’, double-headed by West Coast Railways’ Stanier ‘8F’ No. 48151 and ‘Jubilee’ No. 45690 Leander, ran from Chester to Blaenau Ffestiniog. 

Chicago’s Metra adds diesel locos

CHICAGO commuter rail operator Metra is buying 24 former Amtrak California diesel locos, and has ordered 15 rebuilt freight locos to replace older diesels.  Metra bought 24 F59PHI locos from Amtrak in 2018 and is currently overhauling and repainting them into its livery. They have entered service in 2019, mainly operating

Battery-fitted trams for Oklahoma

THE new light rail system in Oklahoma City opened on December 14, 2018, and is operated as two loops: a 7.8km north-south Downtown Loop, which also shares tracks with almost all of the route used by the 3.2km Bricktown Loop in the Bricktown entertainment district.  Oklahoma Streetcar 201804 leaving the Memorial Museum

Stadler ‘FLIRTs’ in service in Texas

TEXAS gained a new commuter railway in January, which is operated using eight Stadler-built ‘FLIRT’ DEMUs, incorporating central diesel power pack units. Stadler assembled the trains at its new factory in Salt Lake City, Utah.  TEXRail Stadler DEMU No. 105 arriving at Grapevine, Texas on June 27 with a Fort Worth to

Stadtwerke Augsburg to Buy 11 Stadler TRAMLINK Trams

Augsburg, the third-largest city in Bavaria after Munich and Nuremberg, is to get eleven new Stadler TRAMLINK trams. Stadtwerke Augsburg, the municipal utility provider, has signed a contract with Stadler for the trams that also includes a 16-year maintenance period. Stadler says this is the first light rail maintenance contract it

Ankara Sivas YHT Çalışmaları Tüm Hızıyla Devam Ediyor

ankara sivas yht calismalari tum hiziyla devam ediyor

Ankara-Sivas arasını 2 saate düşürecek İpek yolu güzergahındaki 405 Km´lik Ankara-Sivas arası YHT projesinde çalışmalar tüm hızıyla devam ediyor. 100 günlük eylem planı içerisinde yer alan Ankara-Sivas Yüksek Hızlı Tren Projesi´nin ray serim çalışmaları daha [devamı…]

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Rail Baltica Addresses Impact of Climate Change

Climate Change Mitigation Measures Severe weather events such as heavy rain and winds, storms and snow, freezing rain and glazed frost can all suspend or disrupt rail traffic. They can also damage railway infrastructure. Operational safety and additional asset damage are further concerns. There are also financial considerations. For example, insurance

Peak Rail Type 3 refreshed

CLASS 37 No. 37152 British Steel Ravenscraig has received extensive bodywork attention followed by a repaint in BR large logo livery from Railfreight red-stripe colours.  It has been returned to a former number, 37310, and is seen newly out-shopped on August 10. It is based at Rowsley South, Peak Rail.

Unique multiple unit at East Kent Railway

THE East Kent Railway (EKR) is home to the only Class 457 EMU in preservation, which was in the bay platform at Eythorn on July 14.  DMSO No. 67300 from set No. (45)7001 is owned by the Suburban Electric Railway Association. It has been at the EKR since early-2018 following closure of the

Spa Valley diesel gala success

THE Spa Valley Railway’s August 2-4 diesel gala was successful financially, attracting 1,438 visitors, including dining train passengers. The event showcased two loco types rarely seen in the South East, both making their class debuts on the railway.  Scottish Sulzer Type 2 No. 27001 appeared courtesy of the Class 27


Britain’s best-selling rail title is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present. This month’s The Railway Magazine features a look back at Longmoor Military Railway with October 31 marking the 50th anniversary of its closure. Gary Boyd-Hope accompanies the feature with

Bespoke footbridge for South Downs park site

A UNIQUE new footbridge has been designed to provide safer access across the railway at Tide Mills, near Seaford, in the South Downs National Park.  Planning permission has been granted for the bespoke design, which is intended to blend with the local landscape and the old village of Tide Mills. 

Art project lights up Cannon Street bridge

A £45MILLION project to illuminate 15 bridges over the River Thames in central London is underway, with four of the city’s most famous crossings now completed.  Network Rail’s Cannon Street bridge is one of the initial quartet featuring multi-coloured lighting, as the result of a collaboration between London-based and international creative

Delay to Birmingham’s eastern £137m extension

GOVERNMENT approval for the West Midlands Metro’s £137million Eastside extension to Digbeth, which would serve the proposed HS2 station at Curzon Street, is being delayed by uncertainty over the high-speed rail project. The extended tramline, which would connect Curzon Street with New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill stations, may not

New South Shields interchange opens

HE new £21million transport interchange in South Shields opened on August 4, with the first Tyne & Wear Metro train departing at 07.00 that day.  The station replaces the previous South Shields Metro stop, which closed on July 7 (RM August).  An exterior view of the new Metro and

Pilgrim returns to service at Watford Miniature Railway

MUCH-travelled 0-6-0T Pilgrim (D King 1980) is visiting the 10¼in-gauge Watford Miniature Railway (WMR) for the railway’s 60th anniversary season (RM July, p84). It arrived on August 6 following boiler work at Denver Light Railway, Birmingham. Pilgrim was built for the Wells & Walsingham Railway, Norfolk, running there from the line’s opening

Copenhagen Cityringen Metro Line Opens Sunday

Each station has two elevators. The goal is to make the stations easier to use for passengers in wheelchairs or with strollers. Overall, access is important. With the opening of Cityringen 85 percent of Copenhagen residents will live within 600m of a metro or train station. To bring the existing system

Old and new attractions at Newby Hall Railway

A VISIT by Narrow Gauge Railway Society members to the 10¼in-gauge Newby Hall Railway on May 12 found No. 4433 Ivatt Atlantic (David Curwen & Edgar Newbery 1965) recently arrived from the Audley End Miniature Railway, Essex, via a March 12 auction (RM May, p84). The 4-4-2 did not appear to have

Three Katie’s booked for Kirklees gala!

THE Friends of Kirklees Light Railway’s Annual Steam & Diesel Gala Weekend on September 14-15 will feature two visiting locos and a resident – all named Katie. The event theme is Estate Railways, with visiting locos comprising resurrected 1896-built Heywood 0-4-0T Katie and 0-8-2 River Irt, from Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway;

Ringing the loco changes at Richmond as Pixie arrives

OPERATIONAL O&K 0-4-0WT – identified as 3136/1908 and named Susan –has left Jeremy Martin’s Richmond Light Railway.  It is now at Hollycombe Steam in the Country (formally Hollycombe Working Steam Museum), following its acquisition by a Hollycombe trustee.  O&K 0-4-0WT (identified as 3136/1908) pilots ex-Dinorwic Hunslet 0-4-0ST Jerry M

Official Kick-Off for Robel North America Corporation

Robel machines are working on the railroad tracks of around 100 countries worldwide. Now the time has come for the next step on the company’s path to strategic internationalisation. Robel is establishing close proximity to the market and the customer by setting up a separate company in North America. At the


RN: In 2017 then chief executive of Network Rail (UK) Mark Carne said to The Guardian newspaper that he had secured a pledge from the government that toilets on trains allowing raw sewage to be dumped on to the tracks were to be phased out by 2019 in favour of

Alstom to Equip ICE 3 Trains with Atlas ETCS

Alstom will work with the manufacturer of the ICE 3, Siemens, to integrate the ETCS system into the on-board control technology. Homologation will take place step by step in Germany, for cross-border routes into Switzerland, in Belgium and in France. Two of Alstom’s sites in Germany – Braunschweig and Salzgitter (both

NEWAG to Deliver 5 Dragon 2 Locomotives to RCP

Polish rolling stock manufacturer NEWAGO S.A. has signed a framework agreement as well as five individual delivery contracts and service contracts with Rail Capital Partners. NEWAG will now deliver five Dragon 2 electric locomotives to RCP. Once NEWAG delivers on this order Rail Capital Partners will have a total of 50 locomotives

ScotRail to Harness GSM-R for Passenger Information

Scotland: ScotRail has successfully trialled using GSM-R, the international wireless communications standard for railways, as a tool to give passengers more detailed information. Up until now ScotRail had used the digital communications system to allow train drivers and signallers to communicate with each other. Now, however, ScotRail is using GSM-R on

Northern Fleet Refurbishment Two Thirds Complete

The trains in the Northern fleet that are undergoing refurbishment works, as per the franchise agreement are: Sprinters: Class 150/1 & 150/2 Super Sprinters: Class 155 & 156 Express Sprinters: Class 158/0 & 158/9 Turbostars: Class 170/4 Class 319, 323 & 333 EMUs Improved Passenger Facilities The refurbishment programme will make the trains more comfortable and provide

RMT to stage industrial action over tube track noise

A TRACK fastening system which is alleged to be the source of excessive noise on parts of London Underground has sparked industrial action by the RMT on four deep tube lines. Pandrol Vanguard is described by its manufacturer as ‘a unique rail fastening system with very low vertical dynamic stiffness that

Ground-Breaking for Dallas Area Rapid Transit Silver Line

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and local dignitaries broke ground on the Silver Line on 19 September. This new 26-mile regional railway line will connect Plano to Dallas Forth Worth International Airport. Events to mark the ground-breaking took place in five cities – Addison, Plano, Dallas, Carrollton and Richardson, as well

Paris-Lyon High-Speed Line to Get Atlas ERTMS Level 2

Demand for capacity increases are only set to rise, however. The rail passenger transport market will open up for competition in 2019, meaning that new operators can make additional train path requests. With the technology as it currently stands, the line is already running at capacity. This is why upgrading

Third open train doors error in just over a year

THE Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been notified of another incident of doors being opened wrongly – the third in just over a year. In this case several passengers jumped down on to the line, because the doors involved were not next to a platform. This incident was reported at Hockley

Fransız Demiryolu Çalışanları Emeklilik Reformuna Karşı İş Bıraktı

fransiz demiryolu calisanlari emeklilik reformuna karsi is birakti

Hükümetin emeklilik yasasında uygulamak istediği reforma karşı çıkan Fransız demiryolu çalışanları iş bıraktı. Çalışanların eylemi sonucu tren seferlerinde aksamalar meydana geldi. Fransa’da demiryolu çalışanları, hükümetin uygulamayı düşündüğü emeklilikte yıpranma payı gibi ayrıcalıkları azaltmayı ve emeklilik [devamı…]

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BLS Halts Roll-Out of New Planning Software

The private Swiss rail operator BLS is halting the introduction of a new resource planning system. BLS has aborted the roll-out of the new software, which would allow BLS to plan the deployment of trains and personnel, because important requirements cannot be met. Consequently the risk would be too high