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  • ČD Pendolino trainset.
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    Pendolino ETCS contract awarded

    2022-05-06T09:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded a contract for its flagship fleet of seven Class 680 Pendolino trainsets to be equipped with ETCS, which will allow them to operate at up to 200 km/h on sections of the network. The contract worth KC413·9m was awarded ...

  • Milano Line 4 project
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    Italian metro and tram projects allocated funding

    2022-05-06T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: The national government has allocated a total of €4·7bn from the 2022 national budget to fund metro construction in Milano, Napoli, Torino, Genova and Roma, and tram projects in Roma. In Milano, €180m has been allocated for the western extension of metro Line 1 from ...

  • RegioJet Traxx locomotive
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    RegioJet enters the freight market

    2022-05-05T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access and PSO contract passenger train operator RegioJet ran its first freight train under its own licence on April 24, when a Traxx 3 MS electric locomotive hauled 20 covered wagons carrying 1 260 pallets of Mattoni mineral water from Praha-Hostivař to Kecskemét in ...

  • More than 500 delegates converged on Valenciennes for the 2022 ERTMS Conference organised by the European Union Agency for Railways
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    ERTMS conference explores rollout strategies and ‘game changer’ enhancements

    2022-05-05T05:00:00Z

    The EU Agency for Railways’ 2022 ERTMS Conference focused on the technical advances, deployment strategies and political imperatives that will shape deployment over the coming years. Jérémie Anne reports from Valenciennes.

  • Odense tram
    Metro Report International

    Odense tramway handed over with opening expected this month

    2022-05-04T08:00:00Z

    DENMARK: The Odense tramway is set to open at the end of May, after the contractor formally handed the project over to owner Odense Letbane when regulatory approval for operation was received on April 26. In June 2017 the CME consortium led by COMSA with subcontractors ...

  • Paris Nord station
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    Eurostar Group formed as holding company for Eurostar and Thalys

    2022-05-03T10:46:00Z

    EUROPE: Eurostar Group has been established as the holding company for international high speed train operators Eurostar and Thalys, and the shareholders have announced their ambition for the combined services to carry 30 million passengers/year within 10 years, compared to 18 million in 2019. ...

  • St Petersburg
    Metro Report International

    St Petersburg tram order

    2022-05-03T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Sole bidder Sberbank Leasing has been awarded a 12·9bn rouble contract to supply 12 two-section and 42 three-section double and single-sided low-floor trams to St Petersburg. A specific model has not been announced, but the trams will have a ’retro’ styling. Deliveries are scheduled to ...

  • AutoSeal_Mould_1
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    Pandrol to demonstrate fastening and welding innovations at IAF

    2022-05-03T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: At the IAF trade show in Münster at the end of May, Pandrol will host an outdoor display area on stand A-100 where it will be displaying and demonstrating a range of products along a 50 m section of track.

  • NStCM_05
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    Narrow gauge EMUs enter service

    2022-05-01T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Chemin de Fer Nyon-Saint-Cergue-Morez has put into service the first two of six additional electric multiple-units being supplied by Stadler. NStCM ordered an initial four ABe4/8 two-car 1·5 kV DC metre-gauge EMUs in 2009, which entered service from December 2015. It ...

  • CAF tram in Granada
    Metro Report International

    Granada light rail expansion gets underway

    2022-04-29T14:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Surveys have begun ahead of a call for tenders for construction of an extension to Granada’s light rail line, and an order for additional trams has been confirmed. Ayesa and Pontem Engineering Services are undertaking geotechnical surveys for the 4·6 km, six-stop southern extension between ...

  • LTG Cargo freight terminal
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    Lithuania rethinks freight flows to bypass Belarus

    2022-04-29T12:49:00Z

    EUROPE: Lithuania’s national freight operator LTG Cargo has sent a pilot container train to Ukraine via Poland, avoiding Belarus because of that country’s support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. LTG Cargo said the return working would be the first time in its history that freight ...

  • Map of the Cherbourg-Bayonne rail motorway
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    UK and Ireland to Spain ‘rail motorway’ to go ahead

    2022-04-29T12:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Brittany Ferries is going ahead with plans for a ‘rail motorway’ service carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers between the port of Cherbourg and the European Freight Centre at Bayonne near the Spanish border. This will offer connections at Cherbourg with ferries to Poole and Portsmouth in ...

  • Poznan tram extension opening (2)
    Metro Report International

    Tram parade opens Poznań extension

    2022-04-28T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: The latest phase of a tramway extension along ul Naramowice in the north of Poznań has opened for revenue service, following an opening ceremony on April 23 which included a parade of historic trams. Initially served by route 10, the double-track extension starts at the ...

  • Railway engineering works in Sweden
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    Trafikverket considers in-house maintenance management to facilitate benchmarking

    2022-04-28T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: Infrastructure manager Trafikverket has put forward proposals to take in-house the management of maintenance on three sections of the national rail network, in order to provide a benchmark for its other contracts and to improve its knowledge base as an informed customer. Although predecessor Banverket ...

  • U-Bahn operator MVG took delivery of the first of 22 C2 trainsets ordered in July 2020.
    Metro Report International

    München orders more C2 U-Bahn trains

    2022-04-27T15:18:00Z

    GERMANY: Following a European tender München municipal utility company SWM has ordered a further 18 six-car Type C2 metro trains from Siemens Mobility. They are to be supplied from the Siemens Mobility factory in Wien in 2024-25, with the bogies produced at the company’s Graz plant. ...

  • Škoda Transportation trainset for the Warszawa metro
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    Warszawa metro train delivered

    2022-04-27T14:32:00Z

    POLAND: The first of 37 trainsets being built for the Warszawa metro by Škoda Transportation was delivered to the capital on April 25, ahead of dynamic testing and certification which is expected to be completed within three months. Part-funded by the EU, ...

  • Niederrheinbahn funding handed over
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    Niederrheinbahn reopening funding confirmed

    2022-04-27T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Nordrhein-Westfalen has confirmed €17m of funding to enable the introduction of a passenger service on the 10 km Niederrheinbahn route between Moers and Kamp-Lintfort from 2026. ‘By reactivating the old tracks, Kamp-Lintfort, the third largest German town without a rail connection, will ...

  • Leo Express Sirius train at Velim
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    Leo Express reportedly cancels CRRC train contract

    2022-04-27T09:47:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Open-access passenger operator Leo Express told Railway Gazette International on April 27 that ‘taking into account the current situation, Leo Express cannot provide any comments with respect to the relationship with CRRC.’ This follows local media reports that it had cancelled a contract for ...

  • Talgo is developing a carbon fibre reinforced polymer composite version of its characteristic ‘rodal’ running gear frames.
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    Carbon fibre reinforced polymer high speed train running gear frame on test

    2022-04-27T08:52:00Z

    SPAIN: Talgo is developing a carbon fibre reinforced polymer composite version of its characteristic ‘rodal’ running gear frames. The company expects this will offer a 50% reduction in weight compared to using welded steel plates, with an associated cut in energy consumption and track wear as ...

  • Semmering base tunnel works (Photo: ÖBB/Ebner)
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    Semmering base tunnel opening postponed

    2022-04-26T12:28:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The planned opening of the Semmering base runnel has been postponed to 2030 following an evaluation of geological, structural and technical issues.