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    Combined transport data exchange established

    2022-08-03T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Hupac, Kombiverkehr, Hoyer, Paneuropa, Lokomotion and Kombiterminal Ludwigshafen have formed DX Intermodal to develop a data hub connecting combined transport companies including rail and road operators and terminal managers. The system is based on the #EDIGES data exchange standard and allows access to timetables, bookings, ...

  • Akiem shareholders SNCF and DWS have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations to sell the Akiem locomotive leasing business to Canadian pension and insurance investor CDPQ.
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    CDPQ to buy locomotive leasing company Akiem

    2022-08-02T15:46:00Z

    EUROPE: Following a competitive auction, Akiem shareholders SNCF and DWS have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations to sell the Akiem locomotive leasing business to Canadian pension and insurance investor CDPQ. The transaction announced on August 1 is subject to consultation with employee representatives and regulatory ...

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    Siemens Mobility targets Destination Digital

    2022-08-02T09:04:00Z

    Emphasising the importance of optimising railways as an integrated system, Siemens Mobility is developing its data capabilities, and opening up software interfaces to facilitate cross-industry co-operation. Chris Jackson reports from Braunschweig.

  • Operail DF7G locomotive in Estonia (Photo: Operail/Romet Liivamägi)
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    Operail reports sharp decline in freight volumes

    2022-08-01T09:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: National rail freight, wagon leasing and repair group Operail reports that it has lost more than half of its traffic volumes as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Operating income in the first half of 2022 was €30m, down from €37m in the ...

  • TEN-T Corridors July 2022 proposed revision
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    Gauge conversion and new routes added to TEN-T revision proposal

    2022-07-29T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission’s proposals to revise the TEN-T Regulation have been amended in the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with routes to Ukraine and Moldova added, Russia and Belarus removed, and a requirement for 1 435 mm gauge on TEN-T routes added.

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    Ukrainian wagon manufacturer targets EU market with new designs

    2022-07-26T11:03:00Z

    EUROPE: Ukrainian rolling stock manufacturer Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works is negotiating with EU operators and leasing companies in the hope of winning contracts to supply new designs of 1 435 mm gauge wagon that it has developed for transporting containers and swap bodies. ‘Taking into account ...

  • Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight
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    Europe: Bringing unaccompanied freight to the UK through the Channel Tunnel

    2022-07-26T11:00:00Z

    Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel is planning new rail services to meet growing demand for the unaccompanied transport of lorry trailers between continental Europe and inland destinations in the UK, Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight, tells Railway Gazette International.

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    Czechs urge high speed rail promoters to focus on released capacity benefits

    2022-07-12T14:27:00Z

    EUROPE: High speed rail investment should place greater focus on the benefits of releasing capacity on existing lines, a group of Czech policymakers and industry leaders told a summit in Brussels on July 11.

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    Benelux: Faster timings in prospect with ICNG fleet

    2022-07-12T13:00:00Z

    Part of the fleet of Intercity New Generation trainsets now being tested by Netherlands Railways is destined to replace the locomotive-hauled ICRm sets currently in use on Amsterdam – Brussels services via HSL-Zuid, trimming up to 40 min off the journey. The rest of the 200 km/h fleet will be deployed on domestic routes.

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    Cross-border links backed as €5·4bn in grants awarded at Connecting Europe Days

    2022-07-07T08:56:00Z

    A total of €5·4bn in transport investment funding was announced at the Connecting Europe Days in Lyon on June 29. Toma Bačić reports from Lyon.

  • North Macedonia freight train (Photo: Toma Bačić)
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    Western Balkan railways need better integration and more maintenance, conference hears

    2022-07-06T05:01:00Z

    EUROPE: Planned major projects, available financing mechanisms, and the need for international integration of railways including the expansion of the Trans-European Transport Network were discussed at the Connecting the Western Balkans to the EU rail market through investment and reform conference. The online event was ...

  • SBB Cargo International Vectron locos (Photo Siemens Mobility)
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    Vectron locos ordered with XLoad to increase Alpine capacity

    2022-07-04T11:20:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: SüdLeasing has placed an order for Siemens Mobility to supply and maintain 20 Vectron multisystem locomotives equipped with the XLoad package to increase the locos’ haulage capability. The 160 km/h locos will be delivered from early 2024 and leased by SBB Cargo International under a ...

  • Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives
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    Geopolitical risks increase demand for multisystem locomotives

    2022-07-04T10:53:00Z

    POLAND: Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives for delivery in 2023-24.

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    GIP and ADIA to acquire 73% stake in VTG

    2022-06-30T13:43:00Z

    EUROPE: Global Infrastructure Partners and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority are to acquire a 72·55% equity interest in wagon leasing and logistics company VTG from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Joachim Herz Stiftung. The transaction announced on June 29 is subject to customary regulatory closing conditions. Hamburg-based ...

  • Generic ÖBB Rail Cargo Group wagons (Photo: David Payr/ÖBB RCG)
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    Rail Cargo Group increases grain transport from Ukraine

    2022-06-30T10:59:00Z

    EUROPE: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group says it is dedicating ‘all available resources’ to transporting grain out of Ukraine as part of the European Commission’s Solidarity Lanes plan to protect food supplies following the Russian invasion and blockade of Black Sea ports. The capacity of RCG trains ...

  • High speed trains
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    Smart & Affordable High Speed Services in the EU study planned

    2022-06-29T16:01:00Z

    EUROPE: Railway industry associations have signed memorandum of understanding to undertake a study into ‘Smart & Affordable High-Speed Services in the European Union’, in order to demonstrate the benefits of a ‘radical transformation’ of the rail network to provide high speed services linking all major continental ...

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    European policy: Capacity directive could be game-changer

    2022-06-22T11:31:00Z

    With legislation being considered to enhance capacity on Europe’s rail network, Murray Hughes asks Forum Train Europe Managing Director Edgar Schenk and Senior Project Manager Sebastián Čarek how this would improve rail’s ability to compete against road and air.

  • Mont-Blanc Express Stadler SNCF Z890 EMU impression
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    Mont-Blanc Express trains ordered

    2022-06-20T12:54:00Z

    EUROPE: Stadler is to supply seven rack-equipped electric multiple-units for Mont-Blanc Express services on the 1 000 mm gauge line between Martigny in Switzerland and Saint-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet in France. The two-car EMUs will be equipped for 850 V DC overhead and third rail power supplies. They ...

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    Trainline announces Platform One technology brand

    2022-06-17T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Trainline has launched Platform One as the new brand name for its technology platform which powers ticket retailing for more than 270 rail and coach companies across 45 countries, including its own retailing channels. Trainline said the Platform One technology was already hosting around 78 ...

  • Impression of a Sunweb and European Sleeper train in the Alps
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    Sunweb and European Sleeper plan holiday trains to the Alps and coast

    2022-06-13T09:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Dutch package holiday company Sunweb Group and night train start-up European Sleeper have announced a partnership to offer overnight trains from the Netherlands and Belgium to tourist destinations in France. The companies said their aim is to make ‘sustainable and relaxed’ rail travel more attractive ...