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    Track Maintenance: Sittertobel renovation improves track forces

    2022-05-16T12:40:00Z

    Schweizerische Südostbahn worked with industry partners including Getzner Werkstoffe to renovate its historic Sittertobel viaduct and install a more optimised track structure. The benefits of the changes have been quantified in series of tests assessing the rail deflection generated by passing trains.

  • Rail Baltica.
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    Rail Baltica route to the Polish border selected

    2022-05-16T08:29:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The Ministry of Transport & Communications has selected its preferred route for the Polish border to Kaunas (Jiesia) section of the future 1 435 mm gauge Rail Baltica corridor. Four options had been studied by a joint venture of Sweco Lietuva and DB Engineering & ...

  • RENFE high speed train.
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    High speed train depot to be expanded

    2022-05-15T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE has awarded Seranco-Pavasal a €12·5m, nine-month contract to double capacity at the Santa Catalina high speed train maintenance depot in the southern suburbs of Madrid. Once the expansion has been completed and the cross-capital tunnel with 1 435 mm gauge tracks has ...

  • Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams.
    Metro Report International

    Göteborg tram modernisation contract awarded

    2022-05-13T10:50:00Z

    SWEDEN: Göteborg transport operator Västtrafik has awarded Škoda Group an €80m contract to overhaul 80 Type M31 trams. The work to be undertaken at Škoda Ekova’s Ostrava site in 2022-27 includes replacing the doors, installing a wheelchair ramp, renewing braking systems, fitting cab air-conditioning, an internal ...

  • A project providing ‘purple officers’ to promote zero tolerance of sexist or LGBTI-phobic violence on the Barcelona metro has been launched.
    Metro Report International

    Purple officers to tackle harassment on the Barcelona metro

    2022-05-13T10:30:00Z

    SPAIN: A project providing specially trained ‘purple officers’ to promote zero tolerance of sexist or LGBTI-phobic violence, encourage respectful coexistence and assist victims of harassment has been launched by Barcelona metro operator TMB and Santa Coloma de Gramenet council. This is an ...

  • Russian Railways Sapsan train
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    Siemens to exit the Russian market

    2022-05-13T07:00:00Z

    SIEMENS: Siemens AG announced on May 12 that it is to exit the Russian market as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. The company said it had begun proceedings to wind down its industrial operations and all industrial business activities, in line with regulatory requirements ...

  • Rail Baltica impression
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    Business opportunities as Rail Baltica looks 150 years ahead

    2022-05-12T13:33:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘What will this look like in 150 years?’ is a question being asked by Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail, which sees the greenfield construction project as offering opportunities to take a very long-term view of where rail technology is heading, and to apply best ...

  • Castellón de la Plana station
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    Thales awarded Mediterranean Corridor signalling contract

    2022-05-12T12:40:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager Adif Alta Velocidad has awarded Thales a contract for signalling renewals on the 155 km Castellón de la Plana – L’Ametlla section of the Valencia – Barcelona main line, and on the 13 km branch linking L’Aldea Amposta with Tortosa.

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    PKP Energetyka to trial green hydrogen energy storage

    2022-05-12T12:06:00Z

    POLAND: PKP Energetyka has launched the construction of a hydrogen-based energy storage system at its Garbce traction power substation, as part of a research initiative aimed at transitioning the national rail network to renewable energy sources. The state railway’s power subsidiary announced on May 11 that ...

  • Nurminen Logistics' first full-length container service from China to central Europe via southern Trans-Caspian route
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    Trans-Caspian rail and sea freight route to Europe launched

    2022-05-11T09:02:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Nurminen Logistics’ first full-length container service from China to central Europe via the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route left Chongqing on May 10. The containers will travel by rail through Kazakhstan to the port of Aktau, across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and then by rail ...

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    Metro Report International

    Kyiv Metro seeks European help as it rejoins UITP

    2022-05-11T08:56:00Z

    UKRAINE: Kyiv Metropoliten needs help from the western European transport industry to modernise its technology and operating practices, despite the conflict with Russia, the municipal transport operator’s Head of Metro Viktor Braginskyi told the IT-Trans conference in Karlsruhe on May 10. Reflecting on his experience of ...

  • Railcare battery MPV
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    Battery maintenance machines under development to meet sustainability targets

    2022-05-11T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Contractor Railcare is developing additional battery-powered maintenance vehicles as part of its ambitions to be ‘a front runner within the industry’ for sustainability and meet its target of reducing CO2 emissions from operations by 40% by 2025.

  • Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H roll-out
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    Mireo Plus H hydrogen multiple-unit is ‘another step towards phasing out diesel’, says DB

    2022-05-10T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: There will be a need for between 1 700 and 2 500 trains with alternative traction systems by 2038, the Federal Ministry for Digital & Transport said at the unveiling of Siemens Mobility’s first Mireo Plus H hydrogen multiple-unit, with DB seeing the optimal technology choice as depending on route length.

  • A financing agreement for rail infrastructure enhancements in the region around Wien has been signed by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology, the city of Wien and Austrian Federal Railways.
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    Wien rail infrastructure enhancement package agreed

    2022-05-10T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: A financing agreement for rail infrastructure enhancements in the region around Wien has been signed by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology, the city of Wien and Austrian Federal Railways. The overall aim is to further increase the already ...

  • VR Transpoint wagons (Photo VR Group)
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    Finland’s VR begins terminating Russian rail freight contracts

    2022-05-09T14:02:00Z

    EUROPE: Finland’s national train operator VR Group has begun the process of terminating its Russian cross-border freight contracts, with traffic expected to cease completely by the end of the year at the latest, and it is also looking to sell or liquidate its Russian freight joint ...

  • Baden-Württemberg Alstom Coradia Stream EMU impression (2)
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    Alstom signs its biggest rolling stock contract in Germany

    2022-05-09T13:29:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has signed its largest-ever order in Germany, a €2·5bn contract to supply Baden-Württemberg rolling stock agency SFBW with 130 Coradia Stream High Capacity electric multiple-units equipped for automatic operation. The partly double-deck EMUs are to be used on regional services from Stuttgart to Karlsruhe, ...

  • Berlin U-Bahn J and JK series cars in Stadler Pankow factory
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    Berlin U-Bahn cars under construction

    2022-05-09T10:38:00Z

    GERMANY: The construction of eight pre-series Type J and JK trainsets for the Berlin U-Bahn has started at Stadler’s Pankow factory in the north of the city.

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    Romania rehabilitates rail links to Ukraine

    2022-05-09T09:58:00Z

    ROMANIA: Additional tracks have been rehabilitated and brought back into use at Vicșani on the border with Ukraine, providing a total of seven 1 520 mm gauge and six 1 435 mm gauge tracks to increase capacity and reduce transhipment times. The Ministry of Transport has ...

  • Plovdiv rail map
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    Suburban railway planned as alternative to Plovdiv’s congested roads

    2022-05-09T07:00:00Z

    BULGARIA: Plans for a suburban rail network to relieve road congestion in Plovdiv are to drawn up shortly, Minister of Transport & Communications Nikolay Sabev said during a visit to the city in April. The ministry said 45 000 people travel to work by car in ...

  • RegioJet Bombardier Transportation Traxx locomotive
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    RegioJet buys DB double-deckers

    2022-05-07T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: RegioJet has bought 14 DWA-built Type 751.1-4 DBpz(a) double-deck coaches from Deutsche Bahn. These are to be refurbished for use on service R23 between Ústí nad Labem and Kolín which RegioJet operates under contract. RegioJet has operated the route since December 2021 using Škoda-built ...