All Europe articles – Page 20

  • Uralvagonzavod TMV-2 road-rail shunter.
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    Road-rail shunter delivered

    2019-08-17T05:00:00Z

    BELARUS: A scrap metal processing company has taken delivery of a TMV-2 road-rail shunter developed by Russian manufacturer Uralvagonzavod. The contract includes commissioning, staff training and maintenance. UVZ has developed the TMV-2 as part of a policy of diversifying its range and with the aim of producing equipment which ...

  • The Official Receiver has named Ataer Holdings as preferred bidder for the British Steel business.
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    Ataer Holdings named preferred bidder for British Steel

    2019-08-16T11:13:34Z

    BRITISH STEEL: The Official Receiver named Ataer Holdings as preferred bidder for the whole of the British Steel business on August 16. Heads of agreement have been signed, triggering a two months of exclusive talks and detailed due diligence ahead of the planned sale of the Scunthorpe-based steel maker and ...

  • Rolling motorway services are to be massively expanded in a bid to switch more traffic from road to rail on the Brenner corridor (Photo: ÖBB).
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    Brenner rolling motorway to be expanded to reduce impact of lorry traffic

    2019-08-16T07:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Rolling motorway services are to be massively expanded in a bid to switch more traffic from road to rail on the Brenner corridor. Under plans agreed at a high-level meeting of officials in Innsbruck on August 9, operator ÖBB will step up the number of rolling motorway ...

  • RZD has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex (Photo: Toma Bacic).
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    Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway

    2019-08-15T13:42:09Z

    RUSSIA: RZD has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly double-track line from the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station at the southern terminal complex to a ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-08-15T05:00:00Z

    Northern officially retired the first of its Class 142 Pacer DMUs on August 12. A further six will be put into storage but remain available for use ‘if required’ for special events and during the autumn low adhesion season. ‘They will be maintained and looked after, but ...

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    Lausanne – Bercher EMU delivered

    2019-08-14T13:32:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher has begun taking delivery of six three-car electric multiple-units being supplied by Stadler. The Be 4/8 EMUs ordered in 2017 are derived from the Worbla units which Stadler has supplied to Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn. The 23·6 km metre-gauge LEB route between Lausanne-Flon and ...

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    First Trenitalia awarded West Coast Partnership

    2019-08-14T08:39:00Z

    UK: The consortium of FirstGroup (70%) and Trenitalia (30%) has been selected for the West Coast Partnership franchise to operate intercity services on the West Coast Main Line and the first phase of High Speed 2, the Department for Transport announced on August 14. Final award is ...

  • ADIF has awarded a consortium of Thales and CAF Signalling a contract to design, supply and maintain signalling equipment for the La Encina – Xátiva – Valencia section of the Mediterranean Corridor.
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    Mediterranean Corridor signalling contract

    2019-08-14T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded a consortium of Thales and CAF Signalling a contract to design, supply and maintain signalling equipment for the La Encina – Xátiva – Valencia section of the Mediterranean Corridor. The scope includes the provision of ETCS levels 1 and 2, with interlockings and ...

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    Snowdon Mountain Railway orders battery-diesel locos

    2019-08-13T11:37:00Z

    UK: Snowdon Mountain Railway has ordered two battery-diesel hybrid locomotives from Clayton Equipment Ltd, which specialises in the production of bespoke designs for specialist railway, metro, mining and tunnelling applications. The 800 mm gauge railway runs steam and diesel locos up the highest mountain in Wales ...

  • Teralytics was founded in 2012 as an ETH Zürich spin-off company and now has 56 employees and activities in 10 countries.
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    DB invests in mobile data analytics company

    2019-08-13T09:53:52Z

    SWITZERLAND: A company which uses mobile phone data to obtain information on travel demand has raised US$17·5m in a funding round with participants including Deutsche Bahn’s technology investment fund DB Digital Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Innogy Ventures, LBBW Venture Capital, Liil Ventures and existing investors Atomico and Lakestar. ...

  • Geismar has supplied an automated carbide rail sawing and drilling machine for SNCF’s rail centre of excellence at Saulon.
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    Rail sawing and drilling machine installed

    2019-08-13T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Geismar has supplied an automated carbide rail sawing and drilling machine for SNCF’s rail centre of excellence at Saulon in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the only workshop in France with a production line dedicated to short rails. The machine can be used to undertake precise cutting and drilling operations on rails ...

  • RegioJet has announced plans to launch a long-distance passenger service on the Praha – Wien – Budapest route from June 2020.
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    RegioJet to launch Praha – Wien – Budapest service

    2019-08-12T10:02:51Z

    EUROPE: Czech open access operator RegioJet has announced plans to launch a long-distance passenger service on the Praha – Wien – Budapest route from June 2020. There would be two trains each way per day, operated as extensions of the Praha – Brno – Wien services which have been running ...

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    Vall de Núria rack locomotive delivered

    2019-08-11T07:00:00Z

    SPAIN: A Stadler electro-diesel rack locomotive is expected to enter service on Catalunya operator FGC’s Vall de Núria line this month. The metre-gauge route between Ribes-Enllaç and Vall de Núria climbs 1 062 m in 12·5 km to provide access to a car-free tourist destination 1 967 m above ...

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    Slovenian signalling contract awarded

    2019-08-10T05:00:00Z

    SLOVENIA: The Ministry of Infrastructure has awarded a consortium of CAF Signalling and local company ISKRA a contract to design, supply install and commission electronic interlockings and other signalling equipment to replace relay-based systems on the 117 km route between Zidani Most and Sentilj. The project aims to improve ...

  • NRIC has awarded the ERTMS CA Voluyak DZZD consortium of local company AER and CAF Signalling a  contract to modernise signalling and telecoms on the 12 km route from Sofia to Obelya and Voluyak.
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    Sofia resignalling contract

    2019-08-08T13:10:09Z

    BULGARIA: Infrastructure manager NRIC has awarded the ERTMS CA Voluyak DZZD consortium of local company AER and CAF Signalling a contract to modernise signalling and telecoms on the 12 km route from Sofia to Obelya and Voluyak. Announcing the contract win on August 1, CAF Signalling said ...

  • NS has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 18 Intercity New Generation 200 km/h electric multiple-units.
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    Amsterdam – Brussels trainsets ordered

    2019-08-08T11:18:12Z

    NETHERLANDS: National operator NS has awarded Alstom a contract to supply a further 18 Intercity New Generation 200 km/h electric multiple-units, which will provide it with a pool of 20 units equipped for use on Amsterdam – Brussels services as well as domestic routes. This would enable the locomotive-hauled ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2019-08-08T05:00:00Z

    The Department for Transport is to provide £10m to support the construction of stations at Darlaston and Willenhall on the Walsall – Wolverhampton line. Planning applications are due to be submitted this year, with a view to reopening the line to passengers by the end of 2021. Further funding ...

  • The Rail Delivery Group will cease to be a member of the Eurail Group of railway companies with effect from January 1 2020.
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    UK in Interrail and Eurail ticketing dispute

    2019-08-07T14:06:46Z

    UK: The Rail Delivery Group will cease to be a member of the Eurail Group of railway companies with effect from January 1 2020, ending the ability of visitors to Great Britain to use the Interrail and Eurail pass schemes. RDG offers its own its range of BritRail passes. ...

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    South Eastern franchise competition cancelled pending Rail Review

    2019-08-07T11:18:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport terminated the competition for the next South Eastern franchise on August 7, saying it had ‘significant concerns’ that continuing with the process ‘would lead to additional costs incurred to the taxpayer, with no certainty that this would deliver envisaged benefits for passengers ...

  • Alstom is to supply the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with a further 10 four-car Coradia Polyvalent multi-system electric multiple-units for €70m.
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    Alstom to supply 10 EMUs to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

    2019-08-06T14:34:32Z

    FRANCE: Alstom is to supply the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with a further 10 four-car Coradia Polyvalent multi-system electric multiple-units for €70m. The region has previously ordered 17 similar units which are scheduled to enter service on the cross-border Léman Express route to Switzerland in mid-December 2019. The latest batch ...