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  • Manila South Commuter Railway impression
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    President Marcos commits to rail investment

    2022-08-08T07:49:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr underlined his commitment to continuing and expanding the previous administration’s investment in rail during his first state of the nation address. ‘The infrastructure programme of the Duterte administration must not only continue but, wherever possible, be expanded’, he said. ‘We must ...

  • Alstom ELS-96 wheel detection system Poland
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    Polish approval for wheel detector

    2022-08-06T05:00:00Z

    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has approved the use of Alstom’s ELS-96 rail-mounted wheel detector for axle counters. The ELS-96 provides full digital transmission without lineside electronics with fully automatic adjustment as well as a remote diagnostics and software upgrade capability. It can withstand high and ...

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    Czech Republic electrification conversion advances

    2022-08-05T11:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Infrastructure manager SŽ has converted the overhead electrification on the 43 km Nedakonice – Říkovice section of the Břeclav – Přerov main line from 3 kV DC to 25 kV 50 Hz. The work forms part of SŽ’s ambitious programme to establish a unified ...

  • Foynes (Photo: Shannon Foynes Port Company)
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    Limerick to Foynes railway reopening plan

    2022-08-05T10:45:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has invited expressions of interest in rehabilitation works for the reopening of the line from Limerick to Foynes on the Shannon estuary. The 42 km line which last saw a revenue train in 2000 would initially be reopened for freight, connecting Shannon Foynes ...

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    Rail Business UK

    National Train Control Systems framework aims to develop UK signalling market

    2022-08-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is planning to establish a multi-supplier National Train Control Systems framework for the delivery of major enhancements and renewals, including ETCS and conventional signalling. It is envisaged that the 10-year framework would cover five suppliers, and have an estimated overall value of £4bn. ...

  • Several of the Bombardier-built NGR EMUs are currently being tested on the Queensland Rail network around Brisbane. (Photo: John Kirk)
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    Queensland unveils Brisbane rail expansion strategy

    2022-08-04T14:49:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: A pipeline of investment valued at more than A$20bn will support the long-term expansion of the southeast Queensland rail network under proposals published by the state government on August 2.

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    In depth

    Infrastructure: Belgium learns to live with extreme weather

    2022-08-04T10:27:00Z

    Infrabel CEO Benoit Gilson reflects on the devastating floods which paralysed the Belgian network in mid-2021, and explains how the infrastructure manager has started to adapt its operations and harden its assets to cope with the impact of extreme weather.

  • UTY Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainset in Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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    DB supports electrification in Uzbekistan

    2022-08-04T08:56:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: The German national railway’s DB Engineering & Consulting subsidiary has been awarded a contract to supervise electrification of the 452 km Bukhara – Miskin – Urgench – Khiva line. This will enable national railway UTY to operate Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainsets at up to 250 ...

  • Karlovac (Photo HZ Infra)
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    Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac doubling contract signed

    2022-08-02T10:00:00Z

    CROATIA: A contract for the double tracking of the 44 km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac section of the Zagreb – Rijeka line was signed by HŽ Infrastruktura and a consortium of Strabag and AŽD Praha on July 28. The EU’s Operational Programme Competitiveness & Cohesion 2014-20 ...

  • Barcelona tram connection impression
    Metro Report International

    Barcelona tram link to get ground-level power supply

    2022-08-02T09:45:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM has awarded Alstom a contract to supply its APS ground-level power supply for the first phase of the project to connect the city’s Trambaix and Trambesos tram networks. The currently separate networks are to be linked by building a 3∙9 km ...

  • The Dali to Baoshan railway passes through the Hengduan mountains with 21 tunnels which have a combined length of 116 km  (Photo: 瑞丽江的河水, CC BY-SA 4.0)
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    China opens first section of railway to Myanmar

    2022-08-02T05:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first phase of a 330 km line linking Dali with Ruili on the border with Myanmar has opened. The section opened on July 22 runs 133 km from Dali to Baoshan in Yunnan Province. It passes through the Hengduan mountains, with 34 bridges and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Get a Gripple on electrification at InnoTrans

    2022-08-02T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Wire joining and tensioning specialist Gripple and Unipart Rail will be launching the Gripple Rail Dropper, which they say enables catenary droppers to be installed up to eight times faster than conventional methods. The Gripple catenary hanger design enables the quick and easy installation of ...

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    Electrification that is safer and cooler

    2022-07-30T05:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: ‘Safe by design’ is the theme of this year’s offering from Swiss-headquartered electrification specialist Furrer+Frey.

  • SMB-Winning's Santou – Dapilon railway
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    Joint venture formed to develop 600 km iron ore railway

    2022-07-29T09:58:00Z

    GUINEA: La Compagnie du TransGuinéen has been formally established to develop a 600 km multi-purpose and multi-user railway and port to serve the Simandou iron ore mining project.

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    Powers sought for Dublin’s DART+ electrification project

    2022-07-26T14:21:00Z

    IRELAND: A formal application is being lodged for powers to upgrade and electrify Iarnród Éireann’s suburban routes from Dublin Connolly/Spencer Dock to Maynooth and M3 Parkway. The DART+ West enhancement project is to be funded by the National Transport Authority under Project Ireland 2040. According to ...

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    Signalling: OCORA aims at onboard simplification

    2022-07-26T08:00:00Z

    This month is due to see the second release of the OCORA specifications being developed by an international working group to facilitate a standard ‘reference architecture’ for onboard Command Control & Signalling systems.

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    GGZ foundation construction machine to be shown at InnoTrans

    2022-07-26T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The Gleisgründungszug is a newly developed machine for drilling piles for bridge foundations, overhead electrification masts, noise barriers and earthworks stabilisation which Techne (formerly Kirow) and Bauer have produced for contractor Hering Bahnbau. Able to be equipped for cutter soil mixing and triple soil mixing, ...

  • Burgos – Venta de Baños high speed line
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    High speed line to Burgos opens

    2022-07-25T10:31:00Z

    SPAIN: Passenger services on a 75 km high speed line between Burgos and a junction with the Madrid – Valladolid – León line at Venta de Baños began on July 22, the day after a formal inauguration by King Felipe VI. It is planned that this will eventually form part of a high speed corridor to the French border.

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    Etihad Rail awards track inspection vehicle contract

    2022-07-22T08:45:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded ENSCO Rail a contract to supply a ‘comprehensive’ track inspection vehicle and provide data analysis services for 15 years. The vehicle is to be produced by French company Socofer and fitted with an array of measuring and inspection systems. This will ...

  • HS2 footbridge design impression (6)
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 rural footbridge design revealed

    2022-07-22T06:00:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has revealed the standard design developed for 11 bridges which will carry rural footpaths and bridleways across the high speed line in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The design was produced by HS2 main works contractor EKFB, a joint venture ...