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    Alstom signs Bombardier Transportation sale and purchase agreement with revised price


    INDUSTRY: Formal signing of the sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation from Bombardier Inc and Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec was announced by Alstom on September 16. Closing of the transaction is now expected in Q1 2021, subject to regulatory ...

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    FreightCar America to move production to Mexico under ‘operational realignment’


    NORTH AMERICA: FreightCar America has signed a letter of intent to acquire joint venture partner Fabricaciones y Servicios de México’s 50% stake in the new wagon manufacturing plant at Castaños in Mexico, and will consolidate all of its production there by January 2021. This will mean the ...

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  • Lineas has decided to equip its diesel locomotives with a new generation of software-based ETCS onboard equipment being developed by The Signalling Company.

    Bringing ‘Silicon Valley best practice’ to ETCS development


    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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    Chris Burchell to leave Arriva to join the energy sector


    Chris Burchell tells Rail Business UK why he has decided to leave Arriva, and his thoughts on the future of the rail industry.

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    ÖBB and Voestalpine joint venture to commercialise innovative wagon design


    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Technische Services and Voestalpine Stahl have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture to manufacture and market a range of lightweight modular freight wagons under the TransANT brand.

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    Silver IRIS certification now available with Gold on test


    INTERNATIONAL: The International Railway Industry Standard certification programme for the rail supply chain has been expanded, with companies now able to obtain the Silver quality performance level during their next audit. This follows the completion on September 1 of a one-year test of the standard, which ...

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    Wabtec opens additive manufacturing centre in Bengaluru


    INDIA: Wabtec Corp has collaborated with 3D printing equipment supplier HP and supply chain specialist Redington to open an additive manufacturing centre at its Bengaluru site The Wabtec India Additive Manufacturing Centre is focused on accelerating the design and production of components for prototyping and short ...

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    Freight RAILCAR bill aims to support US wagon industry


    USA: The Railway Supply Institute which represents more than 200 companies has welcomed the bipartisan introduction to the House of Representatives of the Freight Rail Assistance Investment to Launch Coronavirus-era Activity Recovery Act, which would offer a time-limited 50% tax credit for purchasing ...

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    Knorr-Bremse brings rail HVAC activities under Merak brand


    MERAK: Knorr-Bremse has unified its worldwide rolling stock heating, ventilation and air-conditioning activities under the overall brand name Merak. This covers Merak’s global headquarters at Getafe in Spain, Merak North America, the Merak-Jinxin joint venture in China, the rail HVAC activities of Sigma in Australia, Kiepe ...

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    National Railway Equipment announces consolidation plan


    USA: New and remanufactured locomotive supplier National Railway Equipment has announced a consolidation plan, which Executive Committee Leader Pat Frangella, said would ‘significantly streamline our operations, while maintaining all of our service offerings for our customers around the globe’. Over the next few months NRE’s operations ...

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    Bombardier Transportation to cut Thunder Bay workforce


    CANADA: Bombardier Transportation has announced plans to reduce the workforce at its Thunder Bay plant in Ontario by 125 people by mid-October, and potentially by 75 more next March. ‘Unfortunately, we find ourselves unable to sustain current workforce levels’, the company said. ‘During the last 19 ...

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    RJ Corman acquires three short lines


    USA: RJ Corman Railroad Group has finalised an agreement to acquire three short lines and a transloading company from Steve May, subject to customary regulatory approvals. The 43 km Owego Harford Railway in New York state operates on a long-term lease from Tioga County ...

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    Dellner Romag rolling stock and specialist glazing business formed


    UK: Sweden’s Dellner Bubenzer Group has former Dellner Romag Ltd through the acquisition of Romag Ltd, which supplies specialist glass and glazing products for the rail, transport, security and architectural markets. Romag started in 1943 by producing safety goggles for Royal Air Force pilots, and expanded ...

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    Eurostar Chief Executive Mike Cooper to lead Arriva


    EUROPE: Eurostar Chief Executive Mike Cooper has been appointed as the next Arriva Group CEO with effect from early October, succeeding Dr Manfred Rudhart who is stepping down after almost five years. Cooper’s previous roles have included Managing Director of the direct sales business of the ...

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    Flirt Akku battery multiple-unit financing in place


    GERMANY: Financing has been put in place for a €600m order for 55 Flirt Akku battery multiple-units which Stadler is to deliver between the end of 2022 and mid-2024 for use in the north of Germany. In April Paribus Group won Schleswig-Holstein transport agency NAH.SH’s XMU ...