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SWISS Air Rail network expanding to Geneva Airport 

SWISS customers travelling via Lausanne, Fribourg or Bern can now experience SWISS Air Rail train connections to and from Geneva Airport.

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UK supply-side confidence “deeply concerning” – RIA 

Only 24% of respondents assess the industry as growing in 2024, whereas 54% think the sector will contract.

Rhenus steps up operations on Uzbekistan Railways

The two companies jointly manage and hope to expand combined terminals in Andijan and Samarkand.

Wabtec unveils battery-powered locomotive for Roy Hill

The US manufacturer has specially designed the latest version of its FLXdrive locomotive to be used in the hot climate of Western Australia.

Hitachi merger with Thales GTS receives EU clearance

The merger was first announced in 2021 but had faced pushback over concerns it could limit competition in the European signalling market.

Rail network development lauded by Angolan government

The event was in part held to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the start of railway exploration in Angola.

ORR approves Network Rail’s £43bn five-year plan

The regulator previously told Network Rail to address issues on performance and maintenance.

UK Government reverses ticket office closure plans

The announcement was welcome by groups like the RMT Union, which called for an urgent summit to guarantee the future of ticket office and station staff jobs.