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  • A prototype automated system for loading pallets onto railway wagons and a concept for a multimodal chemical logistics hub in the Port of Antwerpen were presented by freight operator Lineas and Belgian chemical industry association Essenscia
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    Making it easier for the chemical industry to shift to rail

    2020-09-16T10:58:00Z

    BELGIUM: A prototype automated system for loading pallets onto railway wagons and a concept for a multimodal chemical logistics hub in the Port of Antwerpen were presented by freight operator Lineas and Belgian chemical industry association Essenscia on September 15. The initiatives have been developed under ...

  • Lineas has decided to equip its diesel locomotives with a new generation of software-based ETCS onboard equipment being developed by The Signalling Company.
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    Bringing ‘Silicon Valley best practice’ to ETCS development

    2020-09-10T05:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: The Signalling Company has started continuous round-the-clock testing of its ETCS Onboard software, using ‘a well-known Silicon Valley best practice’ from the software industry known as continuous integration. TSC is a joint venture of ERTMS Solutions and freight operator Lineas, and it is developing ETCS ...

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    SNCB double-deckers delayed

    2020-07-17T11:41:00Z

    BELGIUM: Delivery of SNCB’s double-deck Type M7 push-pull trainsets has been further delayed by the coronavirus, and will not be completed until March 2023, CEO Sophie Dutordoir has confirmed.

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    First M7 metro trainset arrives in Brussels

    2020-07-14T11:41:00Z

    BELGIUM: The first of 43 six-car Type M7 trainsets for the Brussels metro has arrived at the Haren depot for commissioning, operator STIB announced on July 13.

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    Eurostar looks to cut costs with reduced hours and part-time working

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Eurostar is looking to reduce its payroll costs through the introduction of reduced hours and more part-time working ‘wherever possible throughout 2021’, in a move which the cross-Channel high speed operator said was intended to protect jobs at a time when ‘the impact of Covid-19 has ...

  • The treaties signed in Brussels on July 7 add the Netherlands to a 1993 agreement between the UK, France and Belgium which enables passengers to pass through juxtaposed checks by border officials from both the departure and destination countries before bo
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    Agreements signed to allow direct Amsterdam – London trains

    2020-07-08T09:42:00Z

    EUROPE: Eurostar is set to launch direct services between Amsterdam and London later this year, following the signing on July 7 of four-country agreements covering the legal and security arrangements. A date for the start of through services has not yet been finalised, the high speed ...

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    Arriva awards Guardia ETCS retrofitting contract

    2020-07-04T05:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva Nederland has awarded Stadler a contract to retrofit 36 Flirt multiple-units used on regional services in Limburg with Guardia ETCS onboard equipment. The contract includes obtaining approval for the use of Guardia in Germany and Belgium, because eight of the EMUs are used on ...

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    CAF Urbos tram arrives in Oostende

    2020-06-30T12:00:00Z

    BELGIUM: The first of 48 CAF-built Urbos 100 trams for De Lijn’s coastal tramway was delivered to the operator’s Oostende depot on the night of June 22-23.

  • Lineas has awarded Voith a contract to overhaul an initial 30 of its Siemens/Vossloh Class 77 diesel-hydraulic locomotives,
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    Lineas awards diesel locomotive overhaul contract

    2020-06-23T13:14:00Z

    BELGIUM: Freight operator Lineas has awarded Voith a contract to overhaul an initial 30 of its Siemens/Vossloh Class 77 diesel-hydraulic locomotives, to improve reliability, reduce operating costs and minimise downtime. The 4½-year agreement announced on June 23 covers a major overhaul with a predefined scope, plus ...

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    AI tools help Infrabel to maintain social distancing

    2020-05-26T13:25:00Z

    BELGIUM: Infrastructure manager Infrabel is to deploy a raft of artificial intelligence tools to support its efforts in maintaining social distancing across its business as the country’s coronavirus lockdown is gradually eased. The company says that its ongoing research into the use of AI means ...

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    Trains ensure food supplies to Sweden’s supermarkets

    2020-04-17T15:24:00Z

    EUROPE: To ensure deliveries to Sweden during the coronavirus pandemic, grocery chain ICA is transporting goods using rail services which Green Cargo normally operates for Volvo Group. The trains are run to transport goods from Sweden to Volvo’s factory at Gent in Belgium. For the last ...

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    Infrabel CEO nominated to head SNCF Réseau

    2020-01-08T15:50:00Z

    FRANCE: The current head of Belgian infrastructure manager Infrabel, Luc Lallemand, has been nominated as the next head of French infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau, subject to approval by regulatory authority ART (formerly Arafer). At its meeting on January 7, the SNCF Réseau board reportedly endorsed ...