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The idea of introducing one single ticket for all means of transport in the Warsaw urban area and in the suburbs was annouced a year ago. It was supposed to be introduced early in 2008, but now the railwaymen want to wait by the time the track repairs will end.
The railway line Poznan - Wolsztyn (67 km) will be modernised at the cost of EUR 29m. The historical line, built at the beginning of 20th century, is supposed to attract more tourists. Today the line falls into ruin.
ČD deputy director genral Mirosláv Konečny announced during the meeting with the Czech rolling stock supply industry, that the modernisation investments scheduled for 2008 will rise from CZK 7.5 billion to CZK 25 billion (EUR 1 billion).
Greenbrier - Wagony Świdnica and Tabor Szynowy Opole both build freight wagons ordered in large quantities by foreign operators. A major part of the production was recently purchased by European Rail Rent, company investing in many types of rolling stock.
The marshal of Kuyavia - Pomerania region will not cut the deal with Arriva PCC. The private operator has to get over with the troubles it has with delays and reliability by the end of January.
On 16th December the first two electric multiple units Desiro manufactured by Siemens arrived in Bulgaria. Bulgarian State Railways ordered from Siemens 25 new Desiros.
Donetsk city council at its session on December 14 passed a program for preparing for the European Football Championship 2012, within frames of which they plan to build a new railway station.
Deutsche Bahn AG is considering expanding into Poland and Romania. The company also created a joint-venture with Indian steel company Jindal.
Trade unions estimated that about 32,000 workers participated in Monday's strike, held to protest a controversial government health-care reform bill which MPs are to vote on later in the evening.