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    ENYSE selects AdaCore platform for signalling software development

    2022-01-18T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: ACS Industrial Services is making a ‘determined push’ in the rail sector through its ENYSE signalling business, which has selected AdaCore’s GNAT Pro environment to develop radio block centre software that will be the cornerstone of its future systems. ‘Our new rail signalling project is ...

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    ‘Quantum leap’ as CBTC goes live on København’s cross-city S-bane core

    2022-01-17T11:53:00Z

    DENMARK: København’s S-bane suburban trains have started using CBTC through the cross-city core, following the commissioning of the new signalling over the weekend of January 15-16.

  • A consortium of six German and Austrian transport bodies has jointly awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up 504 tram-trains
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    Six operators award joint contract for up to 504 tram-trains

    2022-01-17T11:42:00Z

    EUROPE: A consortium of six German and Austrian transport bodies has awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of up 504 tram-trains worth €4bn, the largest contract in the Swiss company’s history. The VDV TramTrain framework contract was awarded on January 14 by ...

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    European Loc Pool reports increasing interest in leased locos

    2022-01-16T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Leasing company European Loc Pool reports that several of its customers expanded their fleets of leased locomotives in 2021, citing their performance and flexibility and ELP’s full-service maintenance and support package. ELP owns Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives, and the company said that these had already ...

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    Teleste acquires onboard technology specialist Ermetris

    2022-01-15T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Teleste has acquired rail electronics specialist Ermetris, strengthening its capabilities in Italy which is a key market for the Finnish company’s Rail Information Solutions business. Ermetris supplies passenger information, public address, on-board internet, CCTV, passenger counting and related technologies, and has worked with Teleste on ...

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    Paris Line 4 reaches Bagneux as driverless conversion moves forward

    2022-01-14T10:28:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités and operator RATP opened the southern extension of metro Line 4 to Bagneux-Lucie Aubrac on January 13.

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    Moscow suburban EMUs delivered

    2022-01-14T09:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plant has delivered seven 11-car EP2D electric multiple-units for use around Moscow by Central Suburban Passenger Co. The trainsets are equipped with two and six-person wear-resistant bench seats, USB chargers and HVAC incorporating air sanitisers to counteract viruses and ...

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    Interview: ‘We have the tools – it is in our hands to deliver’

    2022-01-14T07:56:00Z

    The next decade will be crucial for the global fight against irreversible climate change, and rail is the only mode that is well placed to deliver significant decarbonisation in the transport sector, UIC Director-General François Davenne explains to Chris Jackson.

  • Wien U-Bahn Series X car (Photo: Wiener Linien/Zinner)
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    Cutting-edge passenger information on Wien Series X trains

    2022-01-13T15:54:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Wiener Linien’s Series X metro trainsets, due to be introduced this year on U-Bahn lines U1 to U4, will be fitted with an advanced passenger information system branded Passenger Info Plus. Developed by Siemens subsidiary Hacon in co-operation with the operator, the technology unveiled on ...

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    Portuguese wagon production plan

    2022-01-13T12:00:00Z

    PORTUGAL: A consortium of 10 organisations led by private operator Medway is to invest €82m to develop a local freight wagon manufacturing capacity in the Médio Tejo region.

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    Comment: The politics of infrastructure

    2022-01-13T10:03:00Z

    Rising geopolitical complexity around the world raises a challenge that policymakers and railway planners will have to overcome if ambitions for modal shift to rail are to be realised in the years ahead, argues our Managing Editor Nick Kingsley.

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    Burgos – Vitoria-Gasteiz high speed line moves ahead

    2022-01-12T12:27:00Z

    SPAIN: The Ministry of Transport, Mobility & the Urban Agenda announced on January 8 that the Subdirectorate General for Railway Planning had on December 30 granted definitive approval for the ‘Informative Study’ covering construction of the high speed line between Burgos and Vitoria-Gasteiz.

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    Fortescue orders EMD Joule battery locomotives

    2022-01-12T12:03:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Fortescue Metals Group has ordered two EMD Joule battery locomotives from Progress Rail for use on its iron ore railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Offering an energy storage capacity of 14·5 MWh, the eight-axle BE14.5BB locomotives will be manufactured at Progress Rail’s ...

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    Call for cross-border freight action plan

    2022-01-12T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport has called on the European Commission to produce an action plan to boost long-distance and cross-border rail freight, similar to the plan for the passenger sector which was published in December. UIRR said half of EU freight trains ...

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    Rail Baltica contracts awarded and Tallinn station name announced

    2022-01-11T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Further contracts have been awarded for the Rail Baltica standard gauge line project, and the name of the future terminal in Tallinn has been announced.

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    Double-deck EMUs ordered for Main-Weser Express

    2022-01-10T12:33:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has finalised its order for Alstom to supply high-capacity Coradia Stream electric multiple-units to operate Main-Weser Express services.

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    ŽOS Zvolen to refurbish ČD RS1 railcars

    2022-01-08T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded Slovak company ŽOS Zvolen a contract to refurbish the 22 Class 841.2 Stadler RegioShuttle RS1 railcars that it acquired second-hand from Germany’s SWEG in December 2020. Eight unrefurbished trains have been in service in the Ústecký and Středočeský regions ...

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    Metrans acquires Polish border freight terminal

    2022-01-07T13:25:00Z

    POLAND: Hamburger Hafen & Logistik’s intermodal freight business Metrans has acquired CL Europort and its Malaszewicze terminal, which is a hub for eastern European and Eurasian rail freight at the break of gauge on the border with Belarus. ‘Malaszewicze represents a bridge between the EU member ...

  • Norske Tog has prequalified four bidders for a contract to supply a fleet of trainsets which would replace the country’s life-expired locomotive-hauled trains and ‘create a completely new kind of travelling experience’ on long-distance routes.
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    Long-distance trains to celebrate the fjords and mountains

    2022-01-06T14:54:00Z

    NORWAY: State rolling stock owning body Norske Tog has prequalified four bidders for a contract to supply a fleet of trainsets which would replace the country’s life-expired locomotive-hauled trains and ‘create a completely new kind of travelling experience’ on long-distance routes. The prequalified companies are: Alstom, ...

  • ČD has awarded Škoda Transportation a KC5bn contract to supply a further 31 three-car RegioPanter EMUs.
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    ČD orders more RegioPanter EMUs

    2022-01-06T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded Škoda Transportation a KC5bn contract to supply a further 31 three-car RegioPanter electric multiple-units. They will be delivered from 2024 for use on the Praha–Kralupy nad Vltavou – Ústí nad Labem, Hradec Králové – Chlumec nad Cidlinou, Hradec Králové ...