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    Night train fleet maintenance contract awarded

    2020-07-14T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to continue to maintain 12 locomotives and 75 coaches used on the Stockholm – Luleå – Narvik overnight services which are due to transfer from SJ to Vy Tåg with the start of a new operating contract in December. ...

  • Dow plant at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
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    Watco to acquire rail assets at six Dow sites

    2020-07-10T12:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Chemical producer Dow has signed a definitive agreement to sell the rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six of its US and Canadian sites to shortline group Watco. This includes all Dow-owned tracks and associated infrastructure at the Plaquemine and St Charles sites ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-07-10T05:00:00Z

    Voestalpine Railway Systems ’ Spanish subsidiary JEZ has acquired a share in a turnout assembly plant near Buenos Aires, saying this would help to significantly increase the group’s competitiveness in the Argentinean market. VTG AG has acquired the Želos ...

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    Alstom proposes divestments to obtain approval for Bombardier Transportation acquisition

    2020-07-09T09:11:00Z

    INTERNATONAL: Alstom has put forward proposals for a number of product and factory divestments as part of the process of gaining European Union regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. The European Commission was formally notified of the proposed transaction on June 11. ...

  • Siemens Mobility CEO Michael Peter
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    Michael Peter to be sole CEO of Siemens Mobility as Sabrina Soussan steps down

    2020-07-09T08:00:00Z

    SIEMENS MOBILITY: Michael Peter is to be the sole Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Mobility with effect from July 10, with co-CEO Sabrina Soussan leaving at her own request. Soussan has been appointed as CEO of Swiss access control and security technology company Dormakaba Holding with ...

  • Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses.
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    Lithuanian Railways launches ‘patriotic’ rebranding and international expansion drive

    2020-07-08T13:24:00Z

    LITHUANIA·: National railway group Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses. The full name remains Lietuvos Geležinkeliai, but with the ‘new, more patriotic’ abbreviation LTG rather than LG. ...

  • Hitachi battery train impression
    Rail Business UK

    Battery traction agreement signed as Hitachi sees market for more than 400 trains in the UK

    2020-07-06T10:31:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail and battery company Hyperdrive Innovation have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint development of a battery pack suitable for powering trains, and a roadmap towards a manufacturing agreement which would cover any future orders. The battery packs ...

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    Trafikverket awards independent assessment services contract

    2020-07-03T07:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: National transport agency Trafikverket has awarded engineering consultancy Lloyd’s Register a contract to provide third party assessment services for rail projects. This includes the provision of independent assessment body and notified body assurance services to ensure technical interoperability and compliance with the Common Safety Method ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-07-03T05:00:00Z

    On June 30 Alstom acquired Ibre , which supplies cast iron or steel brake discs for rail vehicles. Now a whole owned subsidiary named Alstom Ibre, it employs around 30 people at its Sens site in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Ibre had a turnover of approximately €10m in 2019, ...

  • UWC wagons
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-06-26T05:00:00Z

    United Wagon Co was Russia’s largest wagon manufacturer in 2019, according to data from INFOLine-Analytics. UWC’s output of 21 000 wagons placed it second worldwide after CRRC. Russian companies produced a total of 78 200 wagons in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 9·8%. Output is expected ...

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    Stadler Mannheim formed through acquisition of VIPCO

    2020-06-22T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadler has acquired VIPCO GmbH, which has become a new German subsidiary under the name Stadler Mannheim GmbH. The 50 staff in Mannheim, Kassel and Halle will develop hardware and software for train control, communication and diagnosis systems for use across the Stadler Group, including ...

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    ETR700 HVAC maintenance contract

    2020-06-21T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Liebherr-Transportation Systems is to overhaul and maintain the 39 cab cooling and 157 saloon air-conditioning systems it supplied for the 19 ETR700 high speed trainsets. The former Fyra fleet is now operated by Trenitalia on the Milano – Bologna – Ancona – Lecce corridor. ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-06-19T05:00:00Z

    ENSCO Rail has acquired an enhanced user license for Vampire Pro vehicle-track interaction modelling software, including access to the source code for long-term sustainability. ‘Integrating Vampire Pro with automated web-based processes such as our Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System and data analytics will provide customers with ...

  • The National Train electric multiple-unit developed under a programme to increase the use of domestic technology and support the adoption of TSI standards has been completed
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    Turkey’s National Train to enter service this year

    2020-06-18T13:23:00Z

    TURKEY: The National Train electric multiple-unit developed under a programme to increase the use of domestic technology and support the adoption of TSI standards has been completed and is expected to enter revenue service this year, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said during ...

  • Wabtec announced plans to reduce its workforce at Doncaster by up to 450 employees on June 16.
    Rail Business UK

    Wabtec to cut up to 450 jobs at Doncaster

    2020-06-16T14:05:00Z

    UK: Wabtec announced plans to reduce its workforce at Doncaster by up to 450 employees on June 16. The company will enter into a 45-day consultation period with employee representatives and trade unions to discuss the proposal and improved work practices. It is envisaged that the ...

  • Ancala Partners LLP’s European Infrastructure Fund II has reached a definitive agreement to buy rail freight operator Hector Rail from EQT.
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    Ancala to acquire Hector Rail from EQT

    2020-06-12T13:30:00Z

    SWEDEN: Mid-market investment manager Ancala Partners LLP’s European Infrastructure Fund II has reached a definitive agreement to buy rail freight operator Hector Rail from EQT. The transaction announced on June 12 is expected to be completed in Q3 2020. Stockholm-based Hector Rail was founded in 2004 ...

  • Vitaliy Starikov has become head of Russian wagon manufacturer RM Rail
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-06-12T05:00:00Z

    Vitaliy Starikov has become head of Russian wagon manufacturer RM Rail , succeeding Pavel Ovchinnikov who had held the post since 2012. His priorities are production diversification, higher manufacturability, market expansion, the development of special-purpose rolling stock model range, shortening design and lead times, increasing product life ...

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    TMH International completes DJJ acquisition

    2020-06-10T13:38:00Z

    HUNGARY: A Transmashholding-led joint venture has completed its acquisition of the Dunakeszi Járműjavító rolling stock manufacturing plant in Hungary, which the group intends to develop as its main manufacturing and services hub for central and eastern Europe.

  • Workers social distancing at Primrose Hill tunnel
    Rail Business UK

    Rail supply chain needs clarity on future work to support coronavirus recovery planning

    2020-06-09T09:20:00Z

    UK: Companies in the railway supply chain are largely confident that they can survive the coronavirus crisis as long as they gain visibility on future work by early autumn, according to the findings of a survey commissioned by the Rail Supply Group. RSG said the survey ...

  • New robotics at Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant
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    Robotic welding at Tikhvin wagon factory

    2020-06-09T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has installed a robot for welding open wagon components at its Tikhvin plant, ensuring high quality welds by minimising human variability. The company said the robot would release highly-skilled specialist electric gas welders to undertake other work which requires semiautomatic welding. ...