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    United Wagon Co wins Estonian export order


    ESTONIA: Skinest Rail has awarded Russia’s United Wagon Cco 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 ...

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    Lithuanian passenger operator to digitalise its paperwork


    LITHUANIA: Passenger operator LTG Link has awarded IVU Traffic Technologies a €2·6m renewable five-year contract to supply and support an integrated resource planning and real-time management system under what CEO Linas Baužys said is one of the operator’s most important digitalisation initiatives. ‘We will use ...

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    Railcoop reaches initial funding target


    FRANCE: Not-for-profit co-operative Railcoop confirmed on March 4 that it had achieved its target of raising initial capital of €1∙5m to fund the establishment of an open access freight and passenger operator.

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    Improving access to rail to get freight off the roads


    GERMANY: A package of measures to improve access to the rail network and incentivise companies to switch freight from lorries to more environmentally-friendly trains has come into effect this month. The initiative is designed to support the Ministry of Transport Digital Infrastructure’s aim ...

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    ODEG retains Baltic coast operating contract


    GERMANY: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern transport authority VMV has awarded incumbent Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn the next contract to operate Ostseeküste II passenger services along the Baltic Sea coast. The contract awarded to ODEG on March 1 covers the operation of services RE9 Rostock – Stralsund – Sassnitz/Binz and RE10 ...

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    CZ Loko targets Scandinavian shunter replacement market


    EUROPE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has won a contract to supply an EffiShunter 1000 four-axle diesel-electric locomotive to Oslo-based leasing and maintenance company Trainpoint Norway, and will prioritise obtaining approval for use in Sweden is it sees a large potential market for the replacement of ageing ...

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    Discontinuous electrification proposed on Brandenburg regional route


    GERMANY: Hybrid battery-electric trains could be running on the Berlin – Neuruppin – Wittenberge route by 2028, according to a study undertaken for the District of Ostprignitz-Ruppin by the Innoverse transport consultancy.

  • České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units

    ČD signs framework contract for 160 Pesa regional DMUs


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator České Dráhy and Polish manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz have signed a KC14·5bn framework agreement for the supply of up to 160 regional diesel multiple-units, with a firm order worth almost KC3bn for an initial 33 units. The 120 km/h low-floor DMUs will ...

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    Tatra-Yug to supply trams to Kyiv


    UKRAINE: Tatra-Yug is to supply 20 Type K1T306 three-section 27 m long low-floor trams to Kyiv by February 2023 The contract signed on February 25 is worth €1·225m per tram, and is backed with funding from the European Investment Bank. Elektron had bid €24·9m ...

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    Hydrogen train trial to inform electrification thinking


    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg local operator Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs is to test an Alstom iLint hydrogen multiple-unit in regular service.

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    Germany needs faster electrification, says Allianz pro Schiene


    GERMANY: The federal government needs to accelerate significantly the rate of electrification if it is to achieve its target of having at least 70% of the national network wired by 2025, according to the non-profit transport alliance Allianz pro Schiene.

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    Two-line automated metro proposed for Graz


    AUSTRIA: Proposals for a two-line automated metro network are included in a study into future transport concepts published by the city of Graz. The study undertaken by special purpose company MUM 2030+ found that there were 452 000 passenger journeys per day into the central ...

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    Grand Est concession attracts ‘good response’


    FRANCE: ‘Between four and 10’ companies or consortia have prequalified for a concession to operate a group of branch lines in the Grand Est region, according to the region’s Vice-President responsible for Transport David Valence.

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    LTE certified to support CBTC


    SPAIN: CAF Signalling has certified the integration of its communications-based train control platform with Teltronic’s eNebula LTE infrastructure and RTP-800 onboard terminal, following laboratory tests and field testing on Bilbao metro Line 3. ‘In the face of the shortcomings and drawbacks of the wireless systems ...

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    Railpool and Končar sign loco maintenance agreement


    CROATIA: Leasing company Railpool and Končar Electric Vehicles have signed an agreement for the maintenance of Bombardier Traxx locomotives in Zagreb. Several of Railpool’s Traxx locomotives are used in Croatia by a number of freight operators. ‘We have chosen an experienced and strong partner for ...

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    Colas-led consortium to modernise Ligne des Horlogers


    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail, Colas Génie Civil and Legrand a €22m contract to refurbish a 70 km section of the Ligne des Horlogers route between Besançon and the Swiss border near La Chaux-de-Fonds. This will include 34 ...

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    Southeast Europe-UK virtual rail summit to highlight business opportunities


    EUROPE: The Rail Cluster for South East Europe academic and industry group and the UK’s Rail Alliance are to hold a virtual rail summit highlighting business opportunities on May 18. The event, supported by the UK Department for International Trade, the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the ...

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    Kyiv metro trains get mid-life overhaul


    UKRAINE: Kyiv metro’s rolling stock repair workshop has rolled out an initial set of five Type 81-717/714 cars which have undergone a 35m hryvnia mid-life modernisation. The refurbishment of the vehicles dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s includes interior ...

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    Niedersachsen orders the ‘quietest trains in Germany’


    GERMANY: ‘Niedersachsen has never ordered so many new trains in one go’, said Land Minister of Transport Dr Bernd Althusmann when transport authority LNVG named Alstom as preferred bidder to supply 34 partly-double-deck electric multiple-units for use on Expresskreuz Bremen/Niedersachsen services. The contract announced ...

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    Hungarian freight hub to serve the Adriatic corridor


    HUNGARY: The government and Hamburger Hafen Logistik’s intermodal rail subsidiary Metrans have signed an agreement to build a freight hub at Zalaegerszeg, in the west of the country near Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and on routes to the Adriatic ports of Trieste, Koper and Rijeka. ...