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    Rail associations welcome EU Green Deal proposals

    2019-12-13T15:50:00Z

    EUROPE: Railway industry associations have welcomed the transport sector proposals in the EU Green Deal package outlined by new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a plenary session of the European Parliament on December 11.

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    Shunting locomotives to be converted to dual-fuel

    2019-12-13T08:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: State-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power by mid-2020. Based on testing with other types of shunting locomotive, DiGas estimates that retrofitting the locos ...

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    TransANT lightweight wagons for multiple bodies on test

    2019-12-10T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Testing is underway with TransANT modular wagons with exchangeable bodies which Rail Cargo Group has developed in conjunction with its customers. The wagons are available in lengths between 10 m and 21 m. The basic vehicle with no body can be used ...

  • UWC tank car for Polar Freight Company
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2019-12-09T08:00:00Z

    United Wagon Co is to supply a second batch of 20 dump cars to BrIK by the end of 2020. The Type 32-6982-01 cars will be used to transportation and bulk and lump mineral cargoes for the mining and construction industries. Hector Rail and ...

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    RM Rail expands hopper wagon range

    2019-12-08T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: RM Rail’s Ruzkhimmash plant has developed a further four types of hopper wagon, taking its wagon range to 78 designs. The Type 19-1273 (-01) and 19-1274 (-01) are designed to carry mineral fertilisers or grain, with a corrosion-resistant internal protective coating making them suitable for ...

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    Helping short lines to prepare for emergencies

    2019-12-07T06:00:00Z

    USA: ‘Short lines need to be thinking through disaster preparation, response, mitigation and resiliency on the calm days so that they’re ready to respond in a crisis’, explained American Short Line Regional Railroad Association President Chuck Baker when the organisation announced a package of resources ...

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    RZD sells its stake in Transcontainer

    2019-12-06T14:55:00Z

    RUSSIA: State railway group RZD has sold its majority stake in intermodal operator Transcontainer to private freight and logistics company Delo Group, which runs intermodal terminals and port facilities across the Russian Federation. The Russian government had given its approval in April for the sale of ...

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    Wabtec delivers locomotives to Egypt

    2019-12-06T13:46:00Z

    EGYPT: Wabtec has delivered 10 Evolution Series diesel locomotives to Egyptian National Railways and the Ministry of Transportation. In June 2017 the Ministry of Transportation and Egyptian National Railways signed a US$575m letter of intent for the supply of 100 mixed-traffic locomotives from GE, which subsequently ...

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    Tavan Tolgoi coal line accord signed

    2019-12-04T10:49:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International is to provide technical assistance for the development of a 414 km rail link into the Tavan Tolgoi coalfield, following the signing of a co-operation agreement in Ulaanbaatar on December 3.

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    RhB double-tracking caps successful year

    2019-12-03T14:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Two sections of double track on Rhätische Bahn’s Albula main line are ready to open, RhB Director Renato Fasciati announced on November 29, presenting the highlights of what Chairman Stefan Engler said had been ‘a very successful and at the same time challenging year’.

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    ‘Golden age’ in New South Wales, Collins tells AusRail

    2019-12-03T09:04:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: New South Wales is experiencing ‘a golden age’ of rail investment, Sydney Trains CEO Howard Collins told delegates at the AusRail 2019 conference in Sydney on December 3.

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    Mianeh – Bostanabad line inaugurated

    2019-12-02T14:41:00Z

    IRAN: Revenue services have started operating on the first section of RAI’s cut-off which is intended to shorten the Tehran – Tabriz route serving the northwest of the country. The 132 km southern section of the new line, between Mianeh and Bostanabad, ...

  • Rath Group Vectron
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2019-12-02T06:00:00Z

    Rath Group has ordered two more Siemens Mobility Vectron MS locomotives for delivery in December 2020, following its ‘very positive experiences’ with an initial three. Its current locos are approved for Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, and the next two ...

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    CN meets US PTC deadline

    2019-12-01T05:00:00Z

    USA: Canadian National announced on November 25 that it had met the federal requirement to roll out Positive Train Control on 35 of its US subdivisions, 13 months ahead of the December 2020 deadline. This offers interoperability with Amtrak, CSX, NS, BNSF, CP and WSOR, and ...

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    Basel intermodal agreement signed

    2019-11-28T12:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Deutsche Bahn, the German Federal Asset Authority (Bundeseisenbahnvermögen) and the Canton of Basel-Stadt signed an agreement on November 15 intended to increase the volume of freight moving by rail and water thanks to improvements to rail infrastructure and transhipment and terminal facilities. The agreement covers ...

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    Eurasian containers replace coal as freight market changes

    2019-11-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: Duisport GERMANY: The Coal Island facility at the inland Port of Duisburg is to be replaced by a rail, river and road intermodal terminal in a change which operator Duisport said reflects a ‘sharp decline’ in the coal market but ‘booming’ trade with China. ...

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    Freight hub master plan unveiled

    2019-11-27T08:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: A master plan for a rail and road freight hub near Palmerston North was unveiled by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones on November 26. Video: Palmerston North intermodal freight hub master plan The proposed facility would replace ...

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    Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam maintenance facility opens

    2019-11-26T15:41:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam maintenance depot in the port’s Maasvlakte 2 area was offically inaugurated on November 26. It has been developed by a joint venture of manufacturer Siemens Mobility and leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe, and will undertake preventive and corrective maintenance, inspection ...

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    Articulated open wagons offer 23% increase in load per unit length

    2019-11-26T05:01:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained federal certification for two designs of articulated open wagon. It said these can increase the load per unit length by 23% compared to conventional designs, providing a significant boost to network efficiency without needing to change the infrastructure to accommodate ...

  • Kombiumschlag Ostuferhafen Kiel
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    World rail freight news round-up

    2019-11-25T07:00:00Z

    Kiel-Meimersdorf yard has been remodelled to increase the maximum length of trains it can handle from 535 m to 740 m. The €7·9m project is one of 17 rail schemes being undertaken as part of the federal Sea Port Hinterland Transport II programme Kansas City Southern ...