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    Plastic bottles made into high-visibility workwear

    2020-11-28T05:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Engel Workwear has launched the Safety Light range of high visibility protective safety clothing with 50% of the material made from recycled plastic bottles. The regenerated polyester fibres spun from plastic bottles is combined with 40% cotton and 10% standard polyester to produce a ...

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    St Petersburg – Kaliningrad passenger service proposed

    2020-11-27T11:57:00Z

    EUROPE: The possibility of launching a passenger service linking St Petersburg with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on a route running via Latvia has been discussed by national railways RZD and Latvijas Dzelzceļš. ‘Over the past year, Latvijas Dzelzceļš has been paying a lot of attention ...

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    ÖBB commissions first hardware-independent cloud interlocking

    2020-11-27T09:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: ÖBB-Infrastruktur has put into operation the country’s first digital interlocking which uses ‘Interlocking in the Cloud’ concepts developed by Siemens Mobility.

  • Alstom is to supply Lombardia operator Ferrovie Nord Milano with six hydrogen fuel cell trainsets, with an option for eight more.
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    Italian operator orders hydrogen fuel cell trains

    2020-11-26T15:40:00Z

    ITALY: Alstom is to supply Ferrovie Nord Milano with six hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for use by the Lombardia regional operator’s Ferrovienord subsidiary on the non-electrified Brescia – Iseo – Edolo line from 2023. The agreement announced on November 26 includes an option for eight more ...

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    Minister promises help to double freight market share

    2020-11-26T15:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Rail freight will receive the support it needs to become ‘more competitive, more productive and more reliable’, Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari promised delegates at a virtual seminar of regional rail freight operators.

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    Fuel cell Mireo Plus H to be trialled in Baden-Württemberg

    2020-11-26T13:58:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are to trial a fuel cell powered regional trainset in revenue service between Tübingen, Horb and Pforzheim in 2024, along with a green hydrogen fuelling plant.

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    Chemical company deploys railway operations management platform

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Chemical company Arkema has selected Everysens to digitalise the management of its European railway operations which include a fleet of 500 wagons. The Everysens modular software-as-a-service platform integrates real-time sensor data from leasing companies Ermewa, VTG, Atir-Rail, Millet and Wascosa to provide arrival time ...

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    Berlin to establish rolling stock company

    2020-11-25T16:30:00Z

    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has decided to establish a rolling stock agency to procure and lease vehicles for use on local rail services.

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    Northrail orders locomotives to help operators modernise fleets

    2020-11-25T15:57:00Z

    GERMANY: Paribus Group’s rail leasing business Northrail has placed a firm order for a further three Siemens Moblity Smartron electric locomotives. Scheduled to be available for short term lease to customers from December, they will take Northrail’s Smartron fleet to a total of 14 locomotives. All ...

  • Köln Alstom Citadis tram impression (Image: Alstom/Design & Styling)
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    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market

    2020-11-25T10:49:00Z

    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

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    Automated main line train operation requirements to be studied

    2020-11-24T14:23:00Z

    GERMANY: Federal railway research body DZSF is providing €1·7m to fund two projects to define requirements for authorising the automated operation of regional and main line passenger services. The studies will consider Grade of Automation 3 (automated operation with an onboard attendant able to intervene in ...

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    Wagon with fully opening sides aims to provide warehouse-style loading

    2020-11-24T12:31:00Z

    SWEDEN: A prototype wagon design which allows the entire 20 m long side to be opened vertically to provide a large and unobstructed space for efficient loading by forklift is being tested by pulp producer Södra Cell Värö. Series production of 22 wagons is planned. ‘A ...

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    Stockholm – Berlin night train tickets go on sale

    2020-11-24T09:14:00Z

    EUROPE: Snälltåget has opened ticket sales for the Stockholm – Berlin night train service which it is to launch on March 27 2021. The service will run twice per week in April, May and September, with daily departures in June, July and August. Prices start from ...

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    Marconi Express monorail opens in Bologna

    2020-11-24T05:58:00Z

    ITALY: A 5∙1 km monorail linking Bologna’s Marconi Airport with the city’s main line station opened for revenue service on November 18.

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    Coaches delivered to Sakhalin

    2020-11-22T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver carriage works has supplied 18 coaches to the Sakhalin Passenger Co subsidiary of Russian Railways’ Far Eastern Railway. TMH has delivered 10 coaches with nine four-berth compartments, four coaches with nine two-berth compartments, two 54-berth open-plan platskartny dormitory ...

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    Iarnród Éireann ticketing systems move to SaaS model

    2020-11-21T05:00:00Z

    IRELAND: As part of ongoing ticketing systems support contract, Cubic Transport Systems and partner Sqills have started the migration of Iarnród Éireann’s Sqills S3 Passenger booking, reservation and revenue management software from on-site hosting to a Software-as-a-Service model. ‘By adopting an ongoing upgrade path, Iarnród Éireann ...

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    Croatian EMU order signed

    2020-11-20T12:01:00Z

    CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has awarded Končar KEV a firm order to supply 11 electric multiple-units for Zagreb suburban services and 10 for regional routes The first is to be delivered in autumn 2022, with the last to arrive by ...

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    Russia sets out national metro standards

    2020-11-19T15:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation & Metrology Rosstandart has formally approved the first part of a planned set of national standards for the construction and operation of metro networks.

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    PKP Intercity restaurant cars refurbished

    2020-11-19T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: PKP Intercity has taken delivery of 10 restaurant cars which have been refurbished and modernised at the H Cegielski FPS plant in Poznań. Forming part of a mid-life heavy maintenance programme which also included the modernisation of Type 145Ab compartment coaches, the work has been ...

  • CFL Cargo has placed the first order for Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines for last mile operation in non-electrified terminals.
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    CFL Cargo orders locomotives designed to cross borders ‘as easily as a lorry’

    2020-11-18T16:54:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: CFL Cargo has placed the first order for Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives equipped with diesel engines for last mile operation in non-electrified terminals. The order announced on November 18 covers a total of 10 Traxx MS3 locomotives, including five with last mile ...