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    Denmark: Getting the passengers back

    2021-10-15T08:13:00Z

    With a substantial investment strategy in place and negotiations for a new operating contract underway, Denmark’s state passenger operator is positioning itself to drive modal shift in a post-Covid recovery, DSB Chief Executive Flemming Jensen tells Chris Jackson.

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    Track Technology: On track to a greener future

    2021-10-14T07:29:00Z

    Looking to reduce the environmental impact of railway infrastructure, Pandrol has been working to develop more sustainable track components, manufacturing processes and maintenance techniques.

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    Track Technology: Mobile milling saves rail replacement

    2021-10-13T10:55:00Z

    A compact milling machine can be used for quick interventions to remove rail defects before the damage becomes too severe.

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    Track Technology: Designing slab track for a 360 km/h railway

    2021-10-08T09:30:00Z

    A version of the Porr modular slab track laid on sections of the Berlin – München high speed line has been chosen for the initial phases of the UK’s HS2 project between London, Birmingham and Crewe.

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    Comment: Look forward not back

    2021-10-07T14:03:00Z

    As the Connecting Europe Express completes its tour of the continent in Paris on October 7, the rail industry must use the momentum generated by the EU’s Year of Rail to develop a competitive sector which is able to attract a new generation of users and staff, argues our Editor-in-Chief Chris Jackson.

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    Freight: Medway takes on the trucks

    2021-10-01T07:25:00Z

    Portuguese rail freight operator Medway was launched five years ago when MSC acquired the incumbent CP Carga. President Carlos Vasconcelos explains to Andre Pires  that electrification, longer trains and a focus on intermodal traffic are key to future Iberian rail freight growth.

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    Comment: Climate goals to trump profits

    2021-09-30T08:00:00Z

    What does the future hold for Germany’s railways and for incumbent national railway holding group Deutsche Bahn in particular? Rail policy will be a critical item on the agenda of the next government, but significant challenges remain if ambitious targets for rail growth are to be met, argues our Consultant Editor Murray Hughes.

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    North America: UP targets Texas markets

    2021-09-29T11:00:00Z

    A relative latecomer to the region, Union Pacific is now the largest rail operator serving the Lone Star state, and is continuing to invest in capacity expansion to serve a rapidly changing industrial mix, as Dave Lustig explains.

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    Freight: An intermodal gateway emerges in northeast Europe

    2021-09-15T12:27:00Z

    Connected since July to the Polish border by a standard gauge link, the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal in Lithuania is set to become a strategic hub for the Baltic States as part of the wider Rail Baltica programme.

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    Freight: CargoFlex enters the digital era

    2021-09-14T13:17:00Z

    Fitted to intermodal trains in Switzerland, Voith’s CargoFlex autocoupler builds on experience in the passenger sector, and is now being upgraded with a full digital capability.

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    Freight: Delivering Europe’s digital coupler

    2021-09-10T12:55:00Z

    Testing of four prototype digital automatic coupler designs is underway as a deployment programme takes shape aimed at boosting the productivity and competitiveness of rail freight operations across Europe by 2030. However, much remains to be done.

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    Freight: STB juggles merger challenges

    2021-09-07T13:46:00Z

    Over the coming months, the US Surface Transportation Board must rule on two proposed mergers involving Class I railroads, at a time of increasing calls for more competition in the US transport sector. Chris Jackson investigates.

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    Africa: Mixed fortunes in Tunis

    2021-08-24T09:06:00Z

    While the first passengers are due to travel over a newly built section of the Tunisian capital’s RFR suburban network later this year, the government and its contractors are struggling to complete future phases of the programme. Christian Scasso investigates.

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    My Life in Rail: Verena Schraml

    2021-08-23T07:04:00Z

    Germany has more work to do to spread the message that rail roles are increasingly attractive for women, explains Verena Schraml, a local operations manager for Go-Ahead Deutschland, based in Stuttgart.

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    Italy: Speeding up rail schemes

    2021-08-19T08:00:00Z

    As part of its post-Covid recovery strategy, the Italian government has launched a wide-ranging programme to accelerate the delivery of major infrastructure projects, and rail is set to be a prime beneficiary. Christian Scasso investigates.

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    High Speed: Sapporo in sight as tunnellers tackle Hokkaido’s hills

    2021-08-18T08:00:00Z

    Construction of the 212 km second phase of the Hokkaido Shinkansen from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sapporo offers the prospect of a 5 h journey time from Tokyo once the line is completed in 2030-31. Mike Bent investigates.

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    High Speed: Competition enlivens the European market

    2021-08-16T10:06:00Z

    Instead of our regular World Speed Survey, we offer a snapshot of high speed rail developments at a time when the world is still grappling with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Murray Hughes investigates.

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    India: DFCs poised to unlock IR freight reforms

    2021-08-12T09:00:00Z

    Completion of the first two Dedicated Freight Corridors will provide much-needed capacity, but Raghu Dayal believes they will also enable Indian Railways to transform its freight operations and marketing strategies.

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    India: On the path to digital signalling

    2021-08-11T10:42:00Z

    The use of Digital ATC on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line promises a step change in safety technology.

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    India: National Rail Plan aims to drive modal shift

    2021-08-10T14:32:00Z

    Infrastructure investment and policy initiatives outlined in the Ministry of Railways’ draft National Rail Plan are expected to increase Indian Railways’ market share from 26% to 45% over the next 30 years. Raghu Dayal investigates.