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    RJ Corman Railroad Co leases Childersburg Line


    USA: RJ Corman Railroad Co has finalised a long-term agreement to lease a 21 km short line in Coosa Pines, Alabama, from the City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority. Branded by RJ Corman as the Childersburg Line, the railway carries a diverse range of inbound and ...

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    Bouygues cuts its stake in Alstom


    ALSTOM: On September 12, French construction and industrials conglomerate Bouygues confirmed that it had divested more than 29 million shares in Alstom. This represents 13% of Alstom’s share capital at a price of €37 per share by way of an accelerated book-building involving institutional investors. ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Industry 20190913 Around 500 companies participated in a ‘Mega Vendor Meet’ in Lucknow organised by Indian Railways ’ Research Designs Standards Organisation. The event included presentations on the online vendor approval process and steps being taken to make it easier to do ...

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    EBRD backs grain transport modernisation in Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Agricultural produce merchant Louis Dreyfus Co is to establish a wagon logistics business with a fleet of up to 1 000 grain hoppers, backed by an US$35m EBRD loan. The bank said this would help to increase competition and market efficiency in the country, which ...

  • OmniTRAX has agreed to acquire the Winchester & Western Railroad from minerals company Covia Holdings Corp.

    Winchester & Western Railroad sold


    USA: OmniTRAX announced on September 11 that it had completed its previously-announced $105m acquisition of Winchester Western Railroad from minerals company Covia Holdings Corp. Class III railway W W has two divisions totalling 160 km, with an 85 km route in the Shenandoah Valley ...

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    Voith and CRRC to expand strategic alliance


    INTERNATIONAL: Voith and CRRC have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in the rail and industrial sectors, as part of a framework agreement signed in Beijing on September 6, during a visit to China by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Earlier this year Voith Turbo China and CRRC Beijing ...

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    Banedanmark awards lidar scanning contract


    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has awarded Fugro a four-year framework agreement for lidar scanning of its 3 100 track-km network. Fugro said its ‘unique’ RILA train-borne survey technology would be used to simultaneously acquire lidar data and imagery of the track and surrounding environment to create ...

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    Icomera wins GO Transit wi-fi contract


    CANADA: Transport authority Metrolinx has selected Icomera to roll-out wi-fi and an entertainment system across the GO Transit fleet of 943 rail vehicles and 532 buses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. Installation is scheduled to begin later this year, with the first wi-fi expected ...

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    Show Us the Rail Enhancements, says Railway Industry Association


    Show Us the Rail Enhancements, says Railway Industry Association UK: The Railway Industry Association has launched a ‘Show Us the Rail Enhancements’ campaign, calling on the government to publish its list of planned large projects such as electrification and the provision of additional tracks. RIA ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Vossloh Group and Anyang Railway Equipment Co have formed a 51:49 joint venture to produce rail fastening components in China. The VR Maintenance subsidiary of Finland’s national operator has been rebranded as VR FleetCare , as part of a ...