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  • CLW produces 200th Electric locomotive (2)
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    2020-11-27T05:00:00Z

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    2020-11-20T05:00:00Z

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  • GATX Rail Europe's Jungenthal site
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    Wagon workshop changes hands

    2020-11-18T13:58:00Z

    GERMANY: Franz Kaminski Waggonbau has acquired GATX Rail Europe’s Jungenthal facility at Misburg, near Hannover, which it plans to reopen under the name Franz Kaminski Hanover. Hameln-based company Franz Kaminski Waggonbau undertakes rolling stock maintenance and refurbishment at workshops in Germany, France, Poland and Hungary. ‘We ...

  • The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd
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    Private Wagon Federation becomes the Rail Wagon Association

    2020-11-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Private Wagon Federation has rebranded and incorporated as Rail Wagon Association Ltd, in a move which the industry association said was intended to enable it to provide a stronger focus on facilitating the development and maintenance of wagons. The organisation, which was originally formed ...

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    Alstom’s training courses awarded quality certification

    2020-11-17T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has obtained Qualiopi quality certification from standardisation body AFNOR for the training activities that its Valenciennes and Saint-Ouen sites organise for customers, service providers and subcontractors. The certification covers 40 courses given by 12 permanent trainers and approximately 50 people working on an occasional ...

  • British Steel supplies 95% of the rails used by Network Rail.
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    Rail steel R&D partnership

    2020-11-16T06:00:00Z

    UK: British Steel and the University of Sheffield have announced a multi-million-pound research and development programme which will see steel tested at the university’s Faculty of Engineering and the steelmaker’s R D facility at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. British Steel is contributing £1·6m including ...

  • Cummins’ hydrogen business Hydrogenics is to open a factory at Herten in the Ruhr region for the volume production of fuel cells for applications including Alstom’s Coradia iLint multiple-units.
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    Cummins to build railway fuel cell factory

    2020-11-13T10:16:00Z

    GERMANY: Cummins’ hydrogen business Hydrogenics is to open a factory at Herten in the Ruhr region for the volume production of fuel cells for applications including Alstom’s Coradia iLint multiple-units. The plant with a capacity of 10 MW/year is scheduled to open in July 2021 ...

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    2020-11-13T05:00:00Z

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    Regulator opens study into competition in the signalling market

    2020-11-12T13:24:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail Road has opened a study into whether the market for the supply of signalling systems is fair and competitive. The regulatory body closed a previous study in April to enable it to focus on the impact of the ...

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    Railpool launches in Italy with Traxx contract

    2020-11-10T10:11:00Z

    ITALY: Railpool has launched an Italian business, which CEO Torsten Lehnert said would form the basis for future expansion ‘in all southern Europe’. An initial contract has been signed for Captrain Italia to lease six new Bombardier Transportation Traxx E494 electric locomotives with last mile capability ...

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    2020-11-06T05:00:00Z

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  • RETB radio signalling equipment designed and supplied by Comms Design Ltd is being fitted to the five Class 153 DMUs which Brodie Engineering is refurbishing as ‘active travel’ vehicles for ScotRail.
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    Unipart acquires railway electronics company Comms Design

    2020-11-06T04:00:00Z

    RETB radio signalling equipment designed and supplied by Comms Design Ltd is being fitted to the five Class 153 DMUs which Brodie Engineering is refurbishing as ‘active travel’ vehicles for ScotRail. UK: Unipart has acquired 100% of the share capital of Comms Design Ltd, saying ...

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    Brightline West construction delayed as bond sale fails

    2020-11-05T16:15:00Z

    USA: Construction of the privately-funded Brightline West passenger line between Southern California and Las Vegas in Nevada has been delayed indefinitely after a $2·4bn bond offering failed to attract buyers. It had been hoped that construction of the electrified line designed for 200 km/h operation could ...

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    VTG raises green bond financing

    2020-11-02T17:11:00Z

    EUROPE: Wagon leasing group VTG has raised €746m as part of its capital restructuring through the issuing of climate bonds on the US and European capital markets.

  • Wabtec Flxdriver battery loco on a bridge
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    2020-10-30T05:00:00Z

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    Rail sector targets Generation Z

    2020-10-26T15:47:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail industry suppliers’ association UNIFE has launched a campaign to raise the awareness of young people about rail, in a bid to encourage them to travel more by train and to consider a career in the rail sector.

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    Italian hydrogen train co-operation agreement

    2020-10-26T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: National railway FS Group and energy company Snam are to work together to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of using hydrogen power in the rail sector, and the development of suitable business models. The companies will experiment with the production, transport, compression, storage, supply ...

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    Competence management technology company looks to Asia-Pacific market

    2020-10-25T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Competence management technology and training company AssessTech has opened an office in Brisbane to serve the Asia-Pacific region. Graham Force has been appointed as Business Development Manager, initially focusing on Australia and New Zealand. ‘We see huge potential for us to help improve competence ...

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    Siemens Mobility and Newag sign traction equipment agreement

    2020-10-23T12:47:00Z

    POLAND: Siemens Mobility and Newag have signed a five-year framework agreement for the supply of up to 200 traction drives for Impuls 2 electric multiple-units ordered by commuter operator SKM Warszawa. This is the first contract for Siemens Mobility to delivery complete traction drives for the ...

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    Cargounit’s new owner plans to invest in cross-border freight locos

    2020-10-23T09:43:00Z

    POLAND: The Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund advised by infrastructure, sustainable energy, property and digital asset investor Amber Infrastructure Group has agreed to acquire locomotive leasing company Industrial Division, which trades as Cargounit, from its founders Jacek Szczegodziński, Arkadiusz Ignasiak and Piotr Ignasiak and private equity investor ...