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    Indonesia: Making progress at high speed


    After a delayed start, construction of the Jakarta – Bandung high speed line is finally moving ahead, with opening now expected in 2021. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Comment: Stop talking, start acting


    ‘There is no European Green Deal without rail’. That was the emphatic message from Siemens Mobility CEO and UNIFE Chair Sabrina Soussan, addressing a round-table discussion at the annual European Rail Award in Brussels on February 18, hosted jointly by CER and UNIFE.

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    India: IR firms up private train strategy


    The government is pressing ahead with plans for private operators to fund much-needed extra passenger capacity on the Indian Railways network. Raghu Dayal investigates.

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    Zimbabwe: The long wait goes on


    An agreement for Russia’s United Wagon Company to supply 100 wagons offers fresh hope for investment in National Railways of Zimbabwe. However, a proposed US$1bn recapitalisation programme collapsed in October, further delaying much-needed enhancements. Daisy Jeremani reports from Bulawayo.

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    Putting Chile back on the rails


    In contrast to the fluctuating political support that has long hampered railway development in Latin America, President Sebastián Piñera has launched a wide-ranging investment programme to boost rail’s market share. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Major Projects: Software challenge blows Crossrail off course


    For a decade, construction of London’s east-west cross-city tunnel seemed set for completion on time in late 2018. But this deadline has slipped as project promoter Crossrail Ltd grapples with the emerging complexity of delivering a new railway centred on digital technology. Alan Hannaford* reflects on the challenges faced.

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    More action needed to secure Alpine freight modal shift


    With the imminent completion of a corridor able to carry 4 m high lorries on trains through Switzerland, the Swiss government has outlined measures to ensure that transit freight continues to switch from road to rail, but operators believe that these will not suffice. MurrayHughes investigates.

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    Very Light Rail research on track


    This year should see not one but two prototypes of very light rail vehicles being tested in the UK. Karol Zemek  talks to Dr Nick Mallinson, Programme Manager at WMG Centre of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at the University of Warwick, about the research taking place into this potentially disruptive technology.

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    Infrastructure: Making maintenance smarter


    Digital asset management and innovative rail treatment techniques lie at the heart of Vossloh Rail Services’ integrated approach to track maintenance. Managing Director Marcel Taubert explains the company’s strategy to Chris Jackson in Hamburg.

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    Industry focus: Mergers in vogue as transport market draws interest


    Expansion of the global rail and public transport markets is attracting interest from a range of businesses and investors.

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    Austria: Night vision


    Austrian Federal Railways has made headlines in recent months by announcing a major expansion of its Nightjet network of overnight trains, tapping into the pan-European trend for ‘flight shaming’. But as CEO Andreas Matthä explains to Toma Bačić, this is just one strand in a strategy to deliver sustainable growth and modal shift.

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    ‘A brilliant future as the backbone of mobility’


    As it approaches its centenary, the International Union of Railways is reasserting itself as the technical platform for the sector. Murray Hughes talks to UIC Director General François Davenne in Paris.

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    Railway Gazette International 2020 Digital Archive


    Read individual issues of Railway Gazette International from 2020

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    Hungary: Fight of the giants


    Stadler and Transmashholding have been vying to take over Dunakeszi Járműjavító, to support local assembly deals. Benjámin Zelki investigates.

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    India: Time to let go


    Indian Railways’ in-house production units are at a crossroads, with the government floating plans to spin them off. Raghu Dayal explains.

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    Japan: Fukuoka edges towards expansion


    The largest city in Kyushu is one of the fastest growing in Japan, and one of the few to be actively expanding its urban rail provision. Benjámin Zelki investigates.

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    Japan: All eyes on the track stars


    The world’s busiest urban rail network is preparing to handle more than 650 000 extra users per day during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the government encouraging regular commuters to work from home. Benjámin Zelki reports from Tokyo.

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    Norway: Digital campus supports ERTMS roll-out


    Complete replacement of existing signalling with ETCS forms a key element in Norway’s digital railway initiative, as part of a massive investment in rail to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. Chris Jackson reports from Oslo.

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    Realising the digital freight train


    French start-up Traxens has developed a digital brake testing procedure to reduce the time needed for pre-departure checks on freight trains. It could be the first step towards the creation of an IoT ecosystem to support rail freight operations. Nick Kingsley reports.

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    Railway computing needs open standards


    As trains become smarter, with software control of more and more subsystems, the adoption of open standards for embedded computing would enable a move towards simpler hardware platforms supporting a variety of modular applications.