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  • Stadler Mannheim
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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.
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    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
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    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. ...

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    Rumo signs Paulista railway concession

    2020-06-08T11:00:00Z

    BRAZIL: National land transportation agency ANTT and the Ministry of Infrastructure have signed the long-awaited extension of Rumo Logística’s concession to manage and operate the Paulista network. The concession covers 1 463 km of 1 600 mm gauge route, 243 km of 1 000 mm ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-06-05T05:00:00Z

    Bombardier Transportation has appointed Huber+Suhner as preferred supplier of rolling stock power, control and communication cables under a new five-year agreement which will extend the companies’ collaboration to more than 25 years. The BEML board has approved the signing ...

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp has acquired a 34% stake in EKE Group’s train automation and management systems business EKE-Electronics.
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    Mitsubishi Electric Corp acquires stake in EKE-Electronics

    2020-06-03T07:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Mitsubishi Electric Corp has acquired a 34% stake in EKE Group’s train automation and management systems business EKE-Electronics. The companies have also entered into a wide-ranging co-operation agreement. This gives EKE-Electronics access to fast-growing markets as well as resources for further development, and the ability ...

  • The decision to move InnoTrans from September 2020 to April 27-30 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic has received widespread support, organiser Messe Berlin says.
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    InnoTrans organiser reports ‘positive reactions’ to new date

    2020-06-01T08:47:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The decision to move InnoTrans from September 2020 to April 27-30 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic has received widespread support, organiser Messe Berlin says. ‘We are delighted that with this very complex and complicated measure we are able to offer an adequate alternative to ...

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    Stadler orders ABB traction and energy storage technology

    2020-05-31T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: So far this year Stadler has awarded ABB orders worth more than US$180m to provide traction systems and battery energy storage for locomotives and trainsets to be supplied to operators in Europe and North America. This total includes customised electrical equipment for the 71 multiple-units ...

  • Vossloh locomotives
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    Vossloh completes sale of locomotive business to CRRC

    2020-05-29T14:15:00Z

    GERMANY: Vossloh AG finalised the sale of its Locomotives business unit to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive on May 29, with the tranaction to taken effect from May 31. This follows the completion of regulatory approvals in Germany and abroad during April. Following its strategic decision to ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2020-05-29T05:00:00Z

    Hübner Group has consolidated its rail businesses, including those producing gangways, doors, cab displays and other rolling stock components, into a single unit. The new rail segment is headed by Huschke Diekmann, who was previously a senior manager at Wabtec’s former GE Transportation arm. ‘We want ...

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    Bamboo sleepers aimed at Middle Eastern railways

    2020-05-27T13:02:00Z

    ASIA: A start-up branded TieBam is targeting Asian rail enhancement projects with a novel sleeper design produced from bamboo. Following more than five years of research and development activity, US-registered TieBam plans to open a manufacturing facility in Taiwan through a wholly-owned subsidiary later this year. ...

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    Robel establishes subsidiary to serve the Chinese rail maintenance market

    2020-05-25T13:00:00Z

    CHINA: Robel Group has established Robel Railway Engineering Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd to serve the Chinese market. ‘For many years, China has seen a huge expansion of its railway infrastructure’, said Robel Managing Director Wolfgang R Fally. ‘This infrastructure will have to be maintained. We regard ...

  • Stadler Group CEO Dr Thomas Ahlburg has left by mutual agreement with the board, owing to ‘different views’ regarding strategic and organisational development,
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    Stadler CEO steps down over strategic differences

    2020-05-22T13:17:00Z

    STADLER: Stadler Group CEO Dr Thomas Ahlburg has left by mutual agreement with the board, owing to ‘different views’ regarding strategic and organisational development, the company announced on May 21. Executive Chairman Peter Spuhler has returned to his previous role of Group CEO on an interim ...