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    Rail Cargo Hungaria orders CRRC locomotives


    HUNGARY: ÖBB-owned freight operator Rail Cargo Hungaria has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive a contract to supply four prototype ‘high power’ electric–battery main line and shunting locomotives. The two types of locomotive have been designed to RCH’s specifications at CRRC’s expense. The shunters are intended to replace ...

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    Vy orders virtual reality fire fighting simulator


    NORWAY: National operator Vy has appointed Vobling to develop a virtual reality fire fighting simulator for staff training. It will use HTC Vive Pro Eye technology, with a more platform-agnostic approach planned which would include stand-alone VR headsets, 2D screens, augmented reality and other media. ...

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    Czech electric network expands


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽDC has launched works on several long-awaited electrification schemes. Last month a consortium of Subterra, OHL ŽS, Firesta-Fišer and EŽ Praha was awarded a KC1·399bn contract for 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the 6·8 km regional line from Šakvice to Hustopeče. ...

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    Bergen tunnel to be slab track show case


    Rheda 2000 slab track in the Hanau-Nantenbach tunnel in Germany NORWAY: Track supplier Rail.One and construction company Azvi are to install 6·9 km of Rheda 2000 slab track in the 7·8 km second tunnel bore which is being built as a part of a double-tracking project ...

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    Brakes and HVAC ordered for next-generation TGV


    FRANCE: Alstom has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply the braking systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for SNCF’s next generation of high speed trainsets In 2015 SNCF and Alstom formed a taskforce with preferred suppliers including Knorr-Bremse to develop the double-deck Avelia Horizon trainsets under ...

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    Voith and CRRC to expand strategic alliance


    INTERNATIONAL: Voith and CRRC have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in the rail and industrial sectors, as part of a framework agreement signed in Beijing on September 6, during a visit to China by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Earlier this year Voith Turbo China and CRRC Beijing ...

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    Rovana Plumb nominated as European Commissioner for Transport


    EUROPE: Rovana Plumb was nominated as European Commissioner for Transport by Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on September 10. Plumb is a Social Democratic Party (PSD) member of the Romanian and European parliaments. She has almost two decades of experience in politics, serving as Romania’s ...

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    Rail Business UK

    ‘Digital twin’ to support more robust timetable planning


    Greater Anglia UK: Greater Anglia has worked with Toshiba to create a ‘digital twin’ of its network to assist with the development of new timetables, which can then be tested for robustness using artificial intelligence. Toshiba Digital Consulting Corp consolidated data previously stored ...

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    Ukrainian railway reform legislation introduced


    UKRAINE: Bills for the reform of the railway and inland waterway sectors were introduced to parliament on September 6. The proposed changes follow on from Ukraine’s 2017 Association Agreement with the European Union. ‘These bills present a European model for the rail and inland waterway market’, ...

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    Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn leases additional DMUs

    GERMANY: Regional passenger operator Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn has leased four more three-car Bombardier Talent diesel multiple-units from Alpha Trains to handle growing ridership on its Ostbrandenburg and Heidekrautbahn services. The DMUs are scheduled to enter service with NEB from 2020, after a general inspection and component overhaul ...

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    First Léman Express EMU enters service


    FRANCE: The first of 17 three-system Régiolis EMUs being supplied by Alstom to operate SNCF’s share of the Léman Express RER network in Genève entered service on September 4, operating regional trains between Annemasse and Evian-les-Bains.

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    ​Automated freight loco poised to start trials


    FRANCE: A four-axle Prima freight locomotive has been delivered to Alstom’s Belfort manufacturing site to be modified for testing as part of SNCF’s Train Autonome research programme.

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    Production of high-capacity container wagons begins


    RUSSIA: RM Rail has begun mass production of Type 13-1284 high-capacity container flat wagons, following work to modernise its Ruzkhimmash factory in Saransk. The wagons have a 23·5 tonne axleload and capacity of 69·8 tonnes, with the automatically welded structure offering a design life of 32 ...

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    Swiss Combi buys stake in SBB Cargo


    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Combi AG, a joint venture formed of four road transport and logistics companies in the private sector, has bought a 35% stake in SBB Cargo AG for an undisclosed sum.

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    SBB Cargo plans in the cloud


    SWITZERLAND: SBB Cargo has begun using a cloud-hosted version of IVU Traffic Technologies’ IVU.rail software to plan the deployment of around 320 locomotives and 2 200 employees each day. The supplier said its package offered the operator scalability, with a secure connection enabling up to 150 people work ...

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    ​RegioJet to standardise on Traxx locomotives


    CZECH REPUBLIC: Expanding independent operator RegioJet has ordered 15 Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 multi-system electric locomotives, with an option for more. The contract announced on September 3 follows RegioJet’s 2017 order for eight Traxx MS2e locomotives, which entered service last year. The additional locos are intended ...

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    ČD fined for anti-competitive bidding


    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has been fined KC274·8m after anti-monopoly office ÚOHS ruled that it had abused its dominant position in an effort to prevent competitors entering the passenger market. ÚOHS found that ČD had violated Czech and EU competition laws by submitting artificially low ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Channel Tunnel ‘ready for Brexit’


    EUROPE: Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel is prepared for the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union on October 31 ‘no matter the outcome’, it said on September 2. The company said there would no change to immigration formalities for the 22 million passengers/year who ...

  • VTG's executive and supervisory boards have approved an application to delist the company’s shares from Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

    Wagon leasing joint venture formed


    SWITZERLAND: Private markets investment manager SIG-i Capital and established leasing company VTG have formed Prio SA as a 55:45 joint venture which aims to acquiring a lease fleet of around 2 500 mostly new intermodal and tank wagons. The deal announced on August 30 has been ...

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    Loco2 to rebrand as Rail Europe


    EUROPE: SNCF’s international ticket retailing platform Loco2 is to be rebranded as Rail Europe with effect from November 6. Announcing the change on September 2, Loco2 said Rail Europe was ‘a well-established market leading brand worldwide in the Americas, India, across Asia, Australia and ...