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    Research: Transforming Europe’s rail system

    2020-04-06T13:50:00Z

    Future railway research initiatives need to adopt a partnership approach in order to widen support from EU member states and ensure that the benefits are shared more evenly, believes Miroslav Haltuf*.

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    Research: We need to focus on the vision

    2020-04-02T11:58:00Z

    As the first Shift2Rail research programme heads towards completion, thoughts are turning to priorities for the next European budget period after 2021. Focusing on the outcomes that rail must deliver by 2050 will help to identify where technical and operational innovation is needed, as Executive Director Carlo Borghini explains to Chris Jackson.

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    Comment: Railways in lockdown

    2020-03-23T14:32:00Z

    San Francisco’s BART metro network reported on March 12 that ridership for the previous day was 268 192, a 35% drop compared to an average Wednesday in February this year.

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    Myanmar: International backers spur network renewal

    2020-03-03T00:00:00Z

    Work is well in hand to rehabilitate the main line between Myanmar’s most important cities, as international backers queue to support investment in one of southeast Asia’s largest networks. Peter Janssen reports from Naypyitaw.

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    Thailand: Metre-gauge enhancements spearhead spending drive

    2020-03-02T00:00:00Z

    The Thai government has committed to spending no less than 7% of GDP on improving its rail network. While double-tracking several main lines is the priority, construction of new lines is still on the agenda. However, the influence of China is a complicating factor. Peter Janssen reports.

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    Passenger information: Is my train on time?

    2020-03-01T07:00:00Z

    The availability of train running data for the UK rail network through a variety of open feeds has facilitated the development of applications to provide passengers with accurate real time information.

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    Indonesia: Making progress at high speed

    2020-02-20T14:00:00Z

    After a delayed start, construction of the Jakarta – Bandung high speed line is finally moving ahead, with opening now expected in 2021. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Comment: Stop talking, start acting

    2020-02-20T11:31:00Z

    ‘There is no European Green Deal without rail’. That was the emphatic message from Siemens Mobility CEO and UNIFE Chair Sabrina Soussan, addressing a round-table discussion at the annual European Rail Award in Brussels on February 18, hosted jointly by CER and UNIFE.

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    India: IR firms up private train strategy

    2020-02-17T11:43:00Z

    The government is pressing ahead with plans for private operators to fund much-needed extra passenger capacity on the Indian Railways network. Raghu Dayal investigates.

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    Zimbabwe: The long wait goes on

    2020-02-09T00:00:00Z

    An agreement for Russia’s United Wagon Company to supply 100 wagons offers fresh hope for investment in National Railways of Zimbabwe. However, a proposed US$1bn recapitalisation programme collapsed in October, further delaying much-needed enhancements. Daisy Jeremani reports from Bulawayo.

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    Putting Chile back on the rails

    2020-02-07T11:42:00Z

    In contrast to the fluctuating political support that has long hampered railway development in Latin America, President Sebastián Piñera has launched a wide-ranging investment programme to boost rail’s market share. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Major Projects: Software challenge blows Crossrail off course

    2020-02-05T08:00:00Z

    For a decade, construction of London’s east-west cross-city tunnel seemed set for completion on time in late 2018. But this deadline has slipped as project promoter Crossrail Ltd grapples with the emerging complexity of delivering a new railway centred on digital technology. Alan Hannaford* reflects on the challenges faced.

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    More action needed to secure Alpine freight modal shift

    2020-02-04T08:00:00Z

    With the imminent completion of a corridor able to carry 4 m high lorries on trains through Switzerland, the Swiss government has outlined measures to ensure that transit freight continues to switch from road to rail, but operators believe that these will not suffice. MurrayHughes investigates.

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    Very Light Rail research on track

    2020-01-24T16:30:00Z

    This year should see not one but two prototypes of very light rail vehicles being tested in the UK. Karol Zemek  talks to Dr Nick Mallinson, Programme Manager at WMG Centre of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at the University of Warwick, about the research taking place into this potentially disruptive technology.

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    Infrastructure: Making maintenance smarter

    2020-01-10T12:35:00Z

    Digital asset management and innovative rail treatment techniques lie at the heart of Vossloh Rail Services’ integrated approach to track maintenance. Managing Director Marcel Taubert explains the company’s strategy to Chris Jackson in Hamburg.

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    Industry focus: Mergers in vogue as transport market draws interest

    2020-01-10T08:00:00Z

    Expansion of the global rail and public transport markets is attracting interest from a range of businesses and investors.

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    Austria: Night vision

    2020-01-08T16:00:00Z

    Austrian Federal Railways has made headlines in recent months by announcing a major expansion of its Nightjet network of overnight trains, tapping into the pan-European trend for ‘flight shaming’. But as CEO Andreas Matthä explains to Toma Bačić, this is just one strand in a strategy to deliver sustainable growth and modal shift.

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    ‘A brilliant future as the backbone of mobility’

    2020-01-06T11:01:00Z

    As it approaches its centenary, the International Union of Railways is reasserting itself as the technical platform for the sector. Murray Hughes talks to UIC Director General François Davenne in Paris.

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    Railway Gazette International 2020 Digital Archive

    2020-01-03T16:07:00Z

    Read individual issues of Railway Gazette International from 2020

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    Hungary: Fight of the giants

    2020-01-03T13:00:00Z

    Stadler and Transmashholding have been vying to take over Dunakeszi Járműjavító, to support local assembly deals. Benjámin Zelki investigates.