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    Switzerland: Lötschberg Base Tunnel flood damage repaired


    Swiss operator BLS resumed normal services through the Lötschberg Base Tunnel at the end of February after completing repairs in the wake of flooding in the eastern bore last year. Toma Bačić reports.

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    München – Zürich: an island no longer


    Electrification of a 155 km section of the München – Zürich corridor and the rerouting of inter-city trains to bypass the island in Lindau has reduced journey times between the two cities to 4 h, with hopes of further cuts to come, reports Toma Bačić.

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    Ireland: Iarnród Éireann looks to post-Covid bounce


    CEO Jim Meade believes the Irish national railway is well-placed to expand after the coronavirus pandemic, with the government committing to significant investment. Tony Miles reports.

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    Infrastructure: Norway’s first slab track commissioned


    Construction of a long single-bore tunnel to alleviate capacity problems in the Bergen area included the laying of the first ballastless track in Norway.

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    Turkey: Freight won’t wait


    Restrictions on road haulage due to the pandemic have driven a sharp increase in Turkey’s rail freight traffic, particularly on international corridors, reports David O’Byrne. Further growth is expected to follow the completion of rail-served logistics centres across the network.

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    USA: Living with extreme weather


    Building on many years of experience, US railroads large and small have developed cost-effective approaches to dealing with the impact of extreme weather incidents and other natural disasters, but continue to evolve their response strategies. Dave Lustig investigates.

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    Infrastructure: Getting to grips with climate change


    As part of a broader weather resilience and climate change adaptation strategy, Network Rail has been reviewing its management of earthworks and structures. It has also put in place environmental initiatives aimed at mitigating its own impact.

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    Comment: Sending the wrong signal


    Policymakers need to learn lessons from the apparent collapse of the agreement to build a high speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, suggests Managing Editor Nick Kingsley.

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    Signalling: ADIF opens ‘pioneering’ multi-network control centre


    ADIF has opened an integrated control centre in the northern city of León which is intended to centralise the management of traffic on a disparate set of routes of different gauges and power supplies. Mike Bent reports.

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    Algeria: Recovery elusive as expansion plans await funding


    With no passenger trains operating in the 10 months from March 2020 to January 2021, the future for Algeria’s national operator SNTF looks uncertain. Christian Scasso contrasts political aspirations with a bleak outlook on the ground.

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    Italy: Building a Roman node


    The imminent reopening of a moribund railway in the northern suburbs of the Italian capital and start of construction of a multimodal hub at Pigneto are signs that a multi-year programme of investment in the Roma suburban network is making headway. Benjámin Zelki provides an update.

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    Norway: Onboard testing drives ETCS rollout


    The completion of hardware durability testing and start of trial running with a new generation of onboard equipment in October mark key steps in Norway’s national ERTMS programme.

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    South Korea: KRRI eyes smart trains from 2030


    Korea Railroad Research Institute has started testing 5G-based autonomous train control technology at the New Transport Science Technopolis in Osong, with a view to introducing ‘smart trains’ on key routes from 2030. KRRI Chief Researcher Dr Jeong Rag-gyo outlines the project objectives and key findings to Benjámin Zelki.

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    Comment: A zeal to electrify


    The scale and pace of delivery of India’s vast national electrification programme could serve as an inspiration for other countries, argues Managing Editor Nick Kingsley.

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    Catering: Making the customers smile again


    Roger Williams, Chairman of International Rail Catering Group, shares his view on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on rail catering and strategies to recover customer confidence.

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    Policy: Passenger rail in the age of coronavirus


    The rail sector continues to grapple with the implications of a drastic drop in ridership and the need to deploy extensive Covid-19 mitigation measures. However, the passenger experience is not uniform around the world: Mike Bent presents a snapshot of reports from Japan, Spain and Poland.

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    Interview: Stabilising CP to face the future


    With new rolling stock on order and proposals for a national investment programme taking shape, Portuguese national operator CP has been taking steps to revitalise its business, as President Nuno Freitas explains to André Pires.

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    France: Government acts to lift freight from last year’s nadir


    A promise by Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djébbari to help turn round France’s rail freight business was warmly welcomed, but it still falls short of what is needed to meet Europe’s climate change objectives. Murray Hughes reports from the 10th OFP freight seminar.

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    France: Confort 200 to trim trip times on two routes


    Along with a programme of track upgrades, a fleet of 10-car articulated EMUs is set to transform travel on the inter-city routes from Paris to Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand in the second half of this decade. Murray Hughes investigates.

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    Interview: Digitalisation can drive Eurasian freight growth


    RZD is achieving efficiency gains from digitalising the administrative processes for intermodal freight traffic, but First Deputy General Director Sergey Pavlov tells Toma Bačić that the acceptance of electronic customs documents in Europe will be essential to ensure the Eurasian rail market can fulfil its potential.