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  • DiGas worked with Orion Kolej to convert a SM42 shunting loco to dual-fuel operation, using LNG supplied by Novatek Green Energy.
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    Shunters converted to gas dual-fuel operation

    2021-08-19T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Shunting locomotives in Estonia and Poland have been converted to diesel and gas dual-fuel operation using the NYSMART technology developed by Latvian company DiGas. A TEM2 shunting locomotive belonging to Estonian state-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused has been converted to ...

  • Operail has converted a GE C36 locomotive to diesel and LNG dual-fuel operation (Photo: Raul Mee/Operail).
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    Operail unveils LNG freight locomotive

    2021-07-12T10:47:00Z

    ESTONIA: Operail has unveiled a General Electric C36 main line freight locomotive which it has converted to dual-fuel operation using natural gas as well as diesel. ‘It will help us reduce our fuel costs by 30%, and the machine emits 20% less carbon dioxide and ...

  • Tallinn Ülemiste Rail Baltica station impression
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    Study aims to identify the key to successful station developments

    2021-07-09T08:06:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has commissioned a consortium of infrastructure development experts and architects to recommend how to promote long-term value creation in and around the seven international stations on the future line. The study is to be undertaken by Ramboll, Gottlieb ...

  • RB Rail said the concept train was inspired by trainsets in operation in Europe and elsewhere, with styling influenced by the Baltic Sea and its sun and sand.
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    Rail Baltica concept trains inspired by sun, sea and sand

    2021-04-23T10:10:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has produced conceptual images to help inform the public about the type of trains which could link Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with Poland and western Europe using the future standard gauge line. The concepts are intended to inform ...

  • UWC liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank cars
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    United Wagon Co wins Estonian export order

    2021-03-07T05:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Skinest Rail has awarded Russia’s United Wagon Co a contract to supply 23 LPG tank cars for use in the Baltic States from June. The Type 15-6855 wagons will have 25 tonne axleload Type 18-9855 bogies, a capacity of 86·7 m³, maintenance intervals of ...

  • Elron has formally awarded a consortium of Škoda Vagonka and Škoda Transportation a €56·2m contract to supply six electric multiple-units by the end of 2024
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    Estonian EMU contract awarded

    2021-02-09T10:13:00Z

    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has formally awarded a consortium of Škoda Vagonka and Škoda Transportation a €56·2m contract to supply six electric multiple-units by the end of 2024, with an option for 10 more. The EMUs are intended for use on ...

  • Operail has begun work to convert one of its US-built built General Electric C36 diesel locomotives to be dual fuelled with natural gas (Photo: Raul Mee)
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    Operail converts GE diesel loco to LNG dual-fuel operation

    2021-02-04T11:33:00Z

    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail has begun work to convert one of its US-built General Electric C36 diesel locomotives to be dual fuelled with liquefied natural gas. The use of LNG is expected to reduce fuel costs by 30%, CO 2 emissions by 20% ...

  • Eesti Raudtee has awarded a joint venture of Ardanuy Ingeneria and Ayesa Ingenieria y Arquitectura a contract to design its electrification programme.
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    Estonian electrification design contract awarded

    2020-12-15T11:09:00Z

    ESTONIA: Infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee has awarded a joint venture of Spanish engineering companies Ardanuy Ingeneria and Ayesa Ingenieria y Arquitectura a €3·7m contract to produce the technical requirements and preliminary designs for its 500 track-km 25 kV 50 Hz electrification programme. Ardanuy said the contract ...

  • Škoda’s initial design concept for the Elron EMUs; the final design will differ.
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    Elron selects Škoda to supply EMUs for Tallinn – Tartu route

    2020-10-30T14:33:00Z

    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has selected Škoda Vagonka as the winner of a contract to supply six dual-system electric multiple-units for use on the Tallinn – Tartu route from the end of 2024.

  • The EU’s Cohesion Fund is to provide €318·5m to support railway electrification in Latvia.
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    Latvia and Estonia join Rail Freight Corridor 8

    2020-10-12T15:55:00Z

    EUROPE: Latvia and Estonia have formally joined the North Sea-Baltic Rail Freight Corridor with effect from October 12, almost five years after the corridor was originally established in November 2015.

  • ‘We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan running to 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new level of quality and safety’, reported Erik Laidvee, CEO of infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee.
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    Estonia’s ‘ambitious’ rail investment plan gets underway

    2020-07-20T14:32:00Z

    ESTONIA: ‘We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan running to 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new level of quality and safety’, reported Erik Laidvee, CEO of infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee, on July 16. A contract has been awarded for ...

  • Rail Baltica impression
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    Pärnu – Latvian border Rail Baltica contract awarded

    2020-06-10T07:36:00Z

    ESTONIA: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has awarded a consortium of Indra subsidiary Protec and Obermeyer Planen + Beraten a €10·8m contract to provide design and construction supervision services for the 93·5 km section of the double-track route between Pärnu and the border with Latvia. ...

  • Rail Baltica impression
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    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities

    2020-05-11T10:59:00Z

    UK: The Railway Industry Association is holding a series of free webinars in partnership with the Department for International Trade to support UK rail companies looking to win export business. Participants will hear from DIT Trade Advisors about opportunities arising in a number of European countries. ...

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    Tallinn to expand tram network

    2020-04-28T06:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Tallinn municipality has approved the route for a planned tram line connecting the airport, the future Rail Baltica station in Ülemiste and the old port area.

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    Rail Baltica implements planning, scheduling and risk management software

    2020-03-06T11:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has begun rolling out planning, scheduling and risk reporting software to improve the management of its activities and resources and to speed up the implementation of the project. The need for such a system was highlighted in a review ...

  • Lithuanian railway track
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    Vilnius – Klaipedia electrification and upgrading contracts awarded

    2020-01-10T08:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: Contracts have been awarded to increase capacity and complete electrification on the Lithuanian section of Pan-European Corridor IX between the Belarusian border and the Baltic Sea port of Klaipeda. The east–west corridor carries three-quarters of the national operator’s freight and two-thirds of all passenger journeys. ...

  • Rail Baltica impression
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    Auditors warn of Rail Baltica cost and timescale risks

    2020-01-08T11:24:00Z

    EUROPE: Procedures for managing the Rail Baltica project are mostly in place but inefficiencies and a lack of change and risk management systems mean the project could exceed its agreed budget and timeline, according to a report issued jointly by the national audit bodies of Estonia, ...

  • y Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power
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    Shunting locomotives to be converted to dual-fuel

    2019-12-13T08:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: State-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power by mid-2020. Based on testing with other types of shunting locomotive, DiGas estimates that retrofitting the locos ...

  • ee-Tallin CNG buses contract
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    Solaris to supply 100 CNG buses to Tallinn

    2019-12-12T12:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Tallinn transport operator Tallinna Linnatranspordi has ordered a total of 100 CNG buses from Solaris Bus Coach. The contract announced on December 10 is worth €27m. Solaris will supply 60 Urbino 12 buses and 40 Urbino 18 articulated buses between September and November ...

  • Operail diesel locomotive
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    Operail to test LNG freight locomotive

    2019-10-27T05:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Operail is to work with Latvian dual-fuel technology company DiGas to convert a GE Transportation C36 locomotive to dual-fuel diesel and LNG operation. Testing is planned for mid-2020, ahead of revenue operation later in the year. Operail said that while LNG shunting locomotives have been ...