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    Indian Railways carries Amazon parcels


    INDIA: Eastern Railway’s Kolkata suburban services between Sealdah and Dankuni are being used to carry parcels for online retailer Amazon in three-month pilot project. Amazon parcels will be carried in the electric multiple-units’ vendor compartments during the off-peak period between 11.00 and 16.00, to avoid impacting ...

  • Transdev subsidiary NordWestBahn has awarded Stadler a €100m contact to supply 16 Flirt electric multiple-units for use on Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen services.

    Alpha Trains finances Bremen S-Bahn fleet enhancement


    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains is to finance enhancement of the Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen fleet, including the €100m acquisition of new electric multiple-units as well as the refurbishment of existing trainsets. Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen services have been operated by Transdev’s NordWestBahn since 2010. Following a competitive tender, in ...

  • Tulpar-Talgo coaches for KTZ

    Kazakhstan Railways cancels Tulpar-Talgo coach order


    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has cancelled orders for Talgo-designed but locally produced coaches to be supplied from the Tulpar-Talgo factory in Nur-Sultan, after exchange rate changes raised the cost of sourcing components from abroad. The Tulpar-Talgo plant was opened by a joint venture of KTZ and ...

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    PKP Cargo looks to acquire Romanian operators


    EUROPE: Polish freight operator PKP Cargo announced on October 17 that it had started talks to acquire shares in three Romanian operators. Ploiești-based Vest Trans Rail SRL, Ferest Logistics SRL and Romcargounit SRL (both based in București) are active on the Romanian market, and PKP Cargo ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Industry Voith has commissioned a multi-functional transmission test bench at its Heidenheim site in Germany. This can test transmission performance under conditions including temperatures from -50°C to +85°C, mechanical stress, wind flow velocities of up to 180 km/h and ice build-up. It also enables ...

  • The Alstom Ubunye joint venture’s modernised factory in Ekurhuleni near Johannesburg was officially inaugurated on October 17

    Modernised Alstom Ubunye factory inaugurated


    SOUTH AFRICA: The Alstom Ubunye joint venture’s modernised factory in Ekurhuleni near Johannesburg was officially inaugurated on October 17, in the presence of Premier of Gauteng province David Makhura and the French Ambassador. Alstom acquired a 51% stake in the former Union Carriage Wagon ...

  • Alstom and the Madrid Asperger Association have signed a partnership agreement for people with Asperger syndrome to undertake pre-occupational professional internships

    Alstom launches internships for people with Asperger syndrome


    SPAIN: Alstom and the Madrid Asperger Association have signed a partnership agreement for people with Asperger syndrome to undertake pre-occupational professional internships at the company’s sites in Spain. This will include theoretical training and practical internships at Alstom’s Railway Signalling Safety Centre in Madrid, ...

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    Saudi Railway Co and Russian Railways to co-operate


    SAUDI ARABIA: Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev and Saudi Railway Co CEO Dr Bashar Al Malik signed a co-operation agreement in Riyadh on October 14. The parties expressed interest in Russian participation in the construction and ...

  • Powerlines Group

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Business Optima Group ’s 8·65bn rouble offer was the winning bid for a 100% minus one share stake in Russian Railways subsidiary Wagon Repair Co 3 at an auction held on October 3. France’s Engie Group has completed the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Bombardier Transportation appoints UK region president


    UK: Bombardier Transportation has appointed Matt Byrne as President of its UK Region and Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd. He replaces Phil Hufton who has decided to step down for personal reasons, but has agreed to stay for a short period to ensure a smooth handover. ...

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    Urban news

    Indian metro bogie test facility inaugurated


    INDIA: BEML has inaugurated a bogie and traction motor testing facility at its metro car manufacturing plant at the BEML Bangalore Complex. The company said the indigenously- developed facility was ‘one of its kind’ in India, and would help it to improve metro train reliability and ...

  • eke-Bogie maintenance, photographer Atte Mäläskä

    Data-driven bogie maintenance project launched


    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


    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.

    InnoTrans 2020 exhibition space booked up


    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


    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


    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


    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

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    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


    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


    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 ...