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    Data-driven bogie maintenance project launched

    2019-10-08T13:00:00Z

    FINLAND: A project to optimise bogie maintenance through the use of data-driven condition monitoring has been launched by the national railway’s rolling stock maintenance subsidiary VR FleetCare and automation and information systems supplier EKE-Electronics. Sensors and data transmission systems will be installed on VR Group’s locomotives ...

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    Gamuda buys into Australian rail market

    2019-10-08T08:52:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Malaysian civil engineering group Gamuda Bhd has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Australian contractor Martinus Rail Pty Ltd, citing potential opportunities in the country’s pipeline of current and future railway projects. Under the partnership agreement announced on October 2, Gamuda Engineering Australia and ...

  • The Messe Berlin venue has more than 3 km of outdoor tracks for rail vehicles to be displayed.
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    InnoTrans 2020 exhibition space booked up

    2019-10-08T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Floor space at the InnoTrans 2020 trade fair is now booked up, a year before the 13th InnoTrans event opens its doors on September 22 2020. The world’s largest rail industry event will have five themed ‘segments’, focusing on Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-10-04T06:54:00Z

    On October 1 Plasser Theurer established Track Machines Connected GmbH . This business unit supersedes P T Connected, which was set up in 2017 to launch Plasser’s ‘big data’ activity. TMC will offer services for collection and processing of rail infrastructure data. Czech ...

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    Bombardier and Leclanché sign battery traction MoU

    2019-10-02T12:25:00Z

    A prototype Talent 3 EMU equipped for battery operation was unveiled at Bombardier’s Hennigsdorf plant in September 2018. INTERNATIONAL: Bombardier Transportation announced on October 2 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Leclanché SA which would see the Swiss company become its preferred global ...

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    Cat litter by rail

    2019-10-02T05:00:00Z

    USA: Cat litter producer Intersand has begun construction of a rail-served production, packaging and distribution facility at the Great Western Industrial Park in Windsor, Colorado. GWIP is owned by short line group OmniTRAX, whose Great Western Railway of Colorado will provide direct rail services to the new ...

  • Plasser & Theurer has signed a memorandum of understanding with ÖBB Infra
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-09-27T05:00:00Z

    A memorandum of understanding has been signed for Plasser Theurer to test its track inspection vehicles and technologies on ÖBB Infra’s tracks, in return for providing the Austrian infrastructure manager with data about the condition of its assets. SilverRail Technologies Inc has exercised ...

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    Turkey to develop national rail research institute

    2019-09-26T12:38:00Z

    The institute is intended to support development of the Turkish main line network. It will be eventually be based at TCDD premises in Ankara. TURKEY: The Ministry for Transport Infrastructure is to establish an Institute of Rail Transport Technology, which will be operated jointly ...

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    Partnership to develop North American rail portfolio

    2019-09-25T13:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Middle-market investor Connor, Clark Lunn Infrastructure has announced a partnership with Alpenglow Rail’s short line management team with the aim of developing a portfolio of rail businesses across North America. As part of this, CC L has acquired VIP Rail from private ...

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    Hector Rail sells GB Railfreight to Infracapital

    2019-09-23T10:19:00Z

    UK: EQT Infrastructure’s Hector Rail business has reached a definitive agreement to sell its UK subsidiary GB Railfreight to Infracapital, the unlisted infrastructure equity arm of M GPrudential which is due to demerge from Prudential plc in the fourth quarter of this year. ...

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  • MotivePower diesel-electric locomotive for MTA New York City Transit works trains.
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    Wabtec to close MotivePower plant

    2019-09-20T15:32:00Z

    USA: Wabtec is to end locomotive production at the MotivePower plant in Boise, Idaho, by early 2020, with manufacturing to be consolidated at the former GE Transportation site in Erie, Pennsylvania. ‘Decisions like this are never easy but will help simplify and optimise the company’s manufacturing ...

  • Headquartered in Chicago, FreightCar America has facilities at Cherokee in the Shoals region of in Alabama, Grand Island in Nebraska, Johnstown in Pennsylvania, Roanoke in Virginia and Shanghai in China.
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    Mexican wagon manufacturing joint venture announced

    2019-09-20T11:26:00Z

    MEXICO: US wagon manufacturer FreightCar America and heavy fabrication company Fabricaciones y Servicios de México have announced a joint venture to produce wagons in Castaños. FreightCar America is committing US$25m of assets and cash, and will consolidate and control the joint venture; profits and losses will ...

  • Appalachian Railcar Services wagon.
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-09-20T05:00:00Z

    Industry 20190920 Transmashholding’s TMH International and the RSRS GmbH Railway Infrastructure joint venture of RZDstroy and Molinari Rail have signed memorandum of understanding for co-operation on international rail projects, including development, feasibility studies, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning. Appalachian Railcar Services ...

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    RJ Corman Railroad Co leases Childersburg Line

    2019-09-18T12:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • The Alstom in Motion strategic plan for 2023 has been announced.
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    Bouygues cuts its stake in Alstom

    2019-09-13T09:28:00Z

    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

    2019-09-13T05:00:00Z

    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

    2019-09-12T06:00:00Z

    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.
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    Winchester & Western Railroad sold

    2019-09-11T13:23:00Z

    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

    2019-09-11T06:00:00Z

    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 ...