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    Bayerische Oberlandbahn increases DMU order

    2019-09-22T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayerische Oberlandbahn has placed a €25m order for six Alstom Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units. The firm order announced on September 16 has been placed using an option on a 2018 contract for 25 DMUs. All 31 are scheduled to be delivered by 2020, and ...

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    VTG orders timber wagons

    2019-09-21T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Leasing company VTG Rail Russia has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 150 flat wagons for carrying timber products. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. The Type 13-6852-02 wagons produced at UWC’s Tikhvin plant have a 25 ...

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    DB to order more high speed trains as government cuts VAT on fares

    2019-09-20T16:58:00Z

    Photo: DB AG/Georg Wagner GERMANY: Rail spending is to be increased significantly as part of a €54bn package of measures to mitigate the effects of climate change, which was announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel on September 20. In order to reduce the environmental impact of ...

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    Wabtec to close MotivePower plant

    2019-09-20T15:32:00Z

    USA: Wabtec is to end locomotive production at the MotivePower plant in Boise, Idaho, by early 2020, with manufacturing to be consolidated at the former GE Transportation site in Erie, Pennsylvania. ‘Decisions like this are never easy but will help simplify and optimise the company’s manufacturing ...

  • Headquartered in Chicago, FreightCar America has facilities at Cherokee in the Shoals region of in Alabama, Grand Island in Nebraska, Johnstown in Pennsylvania, Roanoke in Virginia and Shanghai in China.
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    Mexican wagon manufacturing joint venture announced

    2019-09-20T11:26:00Z

    MEXICO: US wagon manufacturer FreightCar America and heavy fabrication company Fabricaciones y Servicios de México have announced a joint venture to produce wagons in Castaños. FreightCar America is committing US$25m of assets and cash, and will consolidate and control the joint venture; profits and losses will ...

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    Cross-border line upgrade funded

    2019-09-20T11:13:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Schleswig-Holstein is to provide a €9·3m grant for a €10·9m project to raise speeds and install ETCS on Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll’s 13 km line from Niebüll to the Danish border. The first phase of the works would see the line speed ...

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    DB rejects Audit Office claims

    2019-09-20T10:15:00Z

    Photo: DB AG/Volker Emersleben GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has strongly rejected concerns raised by the Federal Audit Office that it had failed to manage federal funds effectively and that its finances were in disarray. Reports published by press agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur and subsequently in national media ...

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    Texas Central targets financial close by next year

    2019-09-20T08:40:00Z

    USA: Dallas – Houston high speed project promoter Texas Central says it is optimistic of securing financial close by the end of next year, which would enable construction to begin. Worth an indicative $20bn, the privately funded high speed railway is intended to link Dallas with ...

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    Cambodia Freight Forwarders call for rail improvements

    2019-09-20T06:00:00Z

    CAMBODIA: The rail network is not yet working well for freight shippers despite recent improvements, a trade body told the 17th ASEAN Ports Shipping Conference in Phnom Penh. Moving containers on the 266 km metre-gauge route from the capital and business hub Phnom Penh ...