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    Study considers how to assess ‘green’ investment in rail

    2019-07-16T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has published a study into criteria used to classify railway assets and activities as environmentally sustainable, and to provide insights into potential ‘greenwashing’. This is intended to facilitate the rail sector’s access to ‘green’ bonds, which the Commission believes could be used to finance a ...

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    Eagle Railcar Services buys wagon workshops

    2019-07-10T14:00:00Z

    USA: Eagle Railcar Services has agreed to acquire five wagon workshops along with around 400 employees from Rescar. This will take Eagle Railcar Services’ network to 10 sites employing almost 1 200 full-time staff, and according to the company will make it the largest full-service provider of wagon repair and ...

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    Westermo acquires Neratec

    2019-07-09T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Beijer Group company Westermo has acquired 100% of Neratec Solutions, which supplies wireless communication products for on-train and trackside applications. Bubikon-based Neratec has 25 employees and recorded sales of SFr6·5m in 2018. ‘The acquisition of Neratec will strengthen Westermo’s offering to the rail industry to include a strong wireless ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-07-05T05:00:00Z

    US wagon repair and storage company Appalachian Railcar Services has expanded its facility at Elk Mills in Maryland to create a full-service tank car workshop with interior and exterior blast and paint capability. Services include certification, accident repairs, cleaning and lining options, as well as 24/7 mobile repair capabilities for ...

  • A consortium of Brookfield Infrastructure, GIC and Brookfield’s institutional partners have agreed to acquire short line group Genesee & Wyoming Inc in a $8·4bn transaction.
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    Genesee & Wyoming to be acquired in US$8·4bn deal

    2019-07-01T14:32:13Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A consortium of Brookfield Infrastructure, GIC and Brookfield’s institutional partners has agreed to acquire short line group Genesee & Wyoming Inc in a US$8·4bn transaction. The consortium would pay US$112 per share in cash, with G&W becoming a privately held company. ‘We believe this transaction is an ...

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    Aachen students scoop IMechE Railway Challenge

    2019-07-01T09:33:00Z

    UK: A team of students from Aachen University of Applied Science was named champion of the eighth Railway Challenge organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, after successfully completing a series of on-track challenges at the Stapleford Miniature Railway on June 29-30. Open to students, apprentices ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-06-28T05:00:00Z

    East Japan Railway will hold its fifth suppliers tour at the InterContinental Hotel in Frankfurt on September 18-19, providing an opportunity for European companies to meet JR East to discuss business opportunities. The bilateral meetings will focus on topics including, but not limited to, rolling stock, track and signalling. ...

  • The Alstom in Motion strategic plan for 2023 has been announced.
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    Alstom in Motion strategic plan for 2023 launched

    2019-06-24T11:40:13Z

    ALSTOM: ‘Sustained growth, green and digital innovation, operational efficiency and an agile, inclusive and responsible corporate culture’ are the aims of the Alstom in Motion strategic plan for 2023 which was unveiled by Chairman & CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge in Paris on June 24. Poupart-Lafarge said the Alstom’s current 2020 strategy ...

  • Turkey’s Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan officially opened an aluminium bodyshell production facility at the Tüvasaş factory in Adapazarı on June 19.
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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-06-21T05:00:00Z

    Turkey’s Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan officially opened an aluminium bodyshell production facility at the Tüvasa ş factory in Adapazarı on June 19. Technology company S&T has agreed to acquire Kapsch Group ’s Kapsch CarrierCom and Kapsch PublicTransportCom businesses, subject to regulatory approval, for a ...

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    FS Group forms US subsidiary

    2019-06-20T11:00:00Z

    USA: Italian state railway group FS has established FS Italian Railways USA Inc with the aim of developing its activities in the North American market. FS said the mass transit, high speed and freight markets ‘offer interesting growth possibilities, especially in the large metropolitan areas’, thanks to an increase in ...

  • An agreement for the development of diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, Transmashholding and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Rusnano.
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    Hybrid shunting locomotive agreement

    2019-06-19T08:17:26Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement for the development of diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, Transmashholding and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Rusnano. RZD has expressed interesting buying 131 hybrid shunters over six years, subject to approval of the prototype. These would be used at major stations and in depots. ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-06-14T05:00:00Z

    Head of the Russian Republic of Mordovia Vladimir Volkov officially reopened RM Rail ’s Ruzkhimmash factory in Saransk on June 10. It had been mothballed in 2014, but has reopened to produce lightweight aluminium-bodied hopper wagons and high-capacity container flat wagons. South African industrial and infrastructure group Aveng has completed ...

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    TAZARA seeks opportunities with the private sector

    2019-06-13T08:00:00Z

    AFRICA: The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority board is seeking to develop open access operations to increase traffic on its network, ‘in view of the good performance by the private operator so far’. Following its meeting in Dar es Salaam on June 1, the board directed the railway’s management to appoint a ...

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    Russian rolling stock innovation centre planned

    2019-06-10T12:48:58Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement to establish a rolling stock engineering innovation centre was signed by Russian Railways, Sinara Group and technology partner Siemens Mobility at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The partners said the centre would consolidate existing experience and acquire new expertise to provide engineering consultancy, design, and documentation ...

  • VFLI expects to become the first operator in France to use the Eurodual when it adds the prototype loco to its fleet later this year.
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    Stadler sees success on six axles

    2019-06-10T11:05:00Z

    EUROPE: Stadler says that its family of six-axle diesel, electric and bi-mode Eurodual locomotives are ‘30 to 40% better in terms of track forces’ than ‘most of the four-axle locos in use around Europe today’. Antonio García Ricos, Engineering Vice-President of Stadler Valencia, told the Transport Logistic trade show in ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-06-07T05:00:00Z

    The EKZ joint venture of Alstom (75%) and Transmashholding (25%) has begun production of Prima M4 KZ4AT electric passenger locomotives at its plant in Nur-Sultan. ‘We are proud to widen our activities by launching the new production line for passenger locomotives in Kazakhstan, which diversifies the country’s industrialisation programme’. said ...

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    RailUSA acquires Florida line from CSX

    2019-06-04T12:30:28Z

    USA: Freight railway group RailUSA has announced its second acquisition, forming the Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad with the purchase of a 690 km line from CSX Corp. Terms were not disclosed. The FGA runs east–west across northern Florida from Baldwin near Jacksonville to Tallahassee and Pensacola, with a connection ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2019-05-31T05:05:00Z

    Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing has appointed Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers to sell the equipment from its rolling stock plant at Rochelle in Illinois, where operations ceased in July 2018. ‘The equipment was barely used and kept on a meticulous maintenance programme’, said Ryan Luggen, Business Development Executive at CIA, which will hold ...

  • ‘We have concerns with the current balance of risk and reward being offered’ by UK passenger rail franchises, warned FirstGroup Chief Executive Matthew Gregory.
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    FirstGroup concerned about UK franchise risk and reward

    2019-05-30T14:19:41Z

    FIRSTGROUP: ‘We have concerns with the current balance of risk and reward being offered’ by UK passenger rail franchises, warned FirstGroup Chief Executive Matthew Gregory when presenting the train and bus operator’s annual results on May 30. Gregory said FirstGroup would await the government’s Williams review of the structure of ...

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    Opportunities amid uncertainty in the UK rail market

    2019-05-30T04:00:00Z

    UK: Railway Industry Association Chief Executive Darren Caplan sees good opportunities for UK firms in both the home and export markets, despite a period of uncertainty. Speaking to Railway Gazette at the Railtex exhibition in Birmingham on May 15, Caplan stressed that the record £48bn settlement for ...