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    First electric train reaches Tel Aviv Savidor


    ISRAEL: Israel Railways operated its first electric test train to Tel Aviv’s Hashalom and Savidor stations on April 5, following energisation of the 25 kV 50 Hz overhead line equipment on the core cross-city Ayalon Corridor.

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    Paulista concession extension to be signed


    BRAZIL: Transport Minister Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas has authorised the national land transportation agency ANTT to approve a 30-year extension of Rumo Logística’s concession to manage and operate the Paulista network.

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    Design contracts awarded for Latvian section of Rail Baltica


    LATVIA: On behalf of the Ministry of Transport, Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has awarded two contracts for design and design supervision services for the remaining two sections of the corridor in Latvia. This means design activities are now ongoing for the entire Latvian section ...

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    Wangen bridge opened


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has opened the largest single structure to be built as part of the München – Lindau electrification project, a 116 m long bridge over the River Obere Argen south of Wangen station. The bridge was opened on March 29, replacing an old bridge ...

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    Tokyu Corp completes platform edge door programme


    JAPAN:·Tokyu Corp has completed a five-year programme to install platform edge doors and barriers with sensors at all 64 stations on its Toyoko, Denentoshi and Oimachi suburban lines. The only Tokyu Corp stations which have not been equipped are those on the 5 km 10-station Setagaya ...

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    Etihad Rail awards control centre contract as work starts on Package B


    UAE: National railway promoter Etihad Rail has confirmed the award of an 846m dirham contract for construction of its central Operations & Maintenance facility at Al Fayah in the suburbs of Abu Dhabi.

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    Budapest cross-city upgrading gathers pace


    HUNGARY: National development agency Nemzeti Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő has called tenders for the development of an interchange between main line and metro services at Népliget, as part of a major programme of capacity enhancements in the southern suburbs of Budapest. Providing a connection to metro Line ...

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    Russian Railways pulls out of Iranian infrastructure work


    IRAN: Russian Railways confirmed on April 2 that it had ceased work on infrastructure projects in Iran, and was to close its Tehran office. As part of this, its overseas engineering business RZD International has ceased work to electrify and increase capacity on the 495 km ...

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    Croatian corridor upgrading contract awarded


    Source: Toma Bačić CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has awarded Cengiz Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret a 2·42bn kuna contract to double-track and modernise the 43·2 km line from Križevci to Koprivnica and the Hungarian border at Gyékényes. This route forms part of the Croatian section of the ...

  • Phase 1 aims is to improve the capacity of the route by rehabilitating and modernising the 260 km section of the north-south main line between Yangon and Toungoo.

    Yangon – Mandalay upgrading loan agreement signed


    MYANMAR: An agreement covering the ¥40·6bn third tranche of an official development assistance loan to finance Phase 1 of the Yangon – Mandalay Railway Improvement Project was signed by the government and Japan International Co-operation Agency on March 31. Phase 1 aims is to improve ...

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    Israel Railways electrification plan revised


    ISRAEL: An updated and accelerated 25 kV 50 Hz electrification plan was approved by the government, Israel Railways and contractor Sociedad Española de Montajes Industriales on March 29, following months of negotiation and an external review. ISR has completed the first test ...

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    Rail Business UK

    DfT sets out steps to a transport decarbonisation plan


    UK: The Department for Transport has published Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge , a policy paper explaining out how it intends to develop a plan to meet the government’s target of net zero transport emissions by 2050. The plan is scheduled to be published later this year. ...

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    Turnout monitoring pilot project


    FINLAND: A pilot project to use real-time data to provide warnings of potential turnout failure is being undertaken by the national railway’s VR FleetCare subsidiary and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Väylävirasto. Equipment from internet of things specialist Vire Labs is being used to monitor 80 ...

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    Vossloh wins Etihad Rail track contract


    UAE: Rail fastenings and turnouts for Package 2A of the Etihad Rail network are to be supplied by Vossloh, under a contract awarded by the joint venture responsible for the 139 km Ruwais – Ghuweifat line. The contract to build this section was awarded in March ...

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    Małopolska railway development study commissioned


    POLAND: Małopolska voivodship has awarded a 1·8m złoty contract to a consortium of Infra CD and Instytut Kolejnictwa to look at options for the development of the region’s rail network. The study will investigate the potential for enhancing passenger services on existing lines, as well as ...

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    Latvian railway electrification project on hold


    LATVIA: National railway group LDz has put its electrification programme on hold. It said a decrease in freight volumes which began in the first half of 2019 is forecast to continue, and it would not be able to balance its budget in 2020 without additional government funding. ...

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    ABB awarded Trafikverket framework agreement


    Source: SJ/Stefan Nilsson SWEDEN: Trafikverket has awarded ABB a two-year extendable framework contract covering the supply of more than 400 Relion RER670 intelligent electronic devices. These will protect the infrastructure manager’s 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead electrification equipment including transmission lines, transformers and catenary at around ...

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast resignalling partners appointed


    UK: Network Rail has selected Siemens Mobility and Atkins as its partners for the programme to roll out ETCS Level 2 train control and traffic management on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line.

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    European Commission approves public financing of Fehmarn Belt fixed link


    EUROPE: The European Commission has concluded that Denmark’s public financing model for the Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel to Germany is compatible with EU state aid rules. The Commission had approved the model in July 2015, but ferry companies Scandlines and Stena Line subsequently appealed. ...

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    Baku circular railway completed


    AZERBAIJAN: The Abşeron Peninsula circular railway has been completed, with President Ilham Aliyev inaugurating the reopened Pirşağı – Görədil – Novxanı – Sumqayıt section on March 18 to complete a 91 route-km electrified railway ring serving Baku and its suburbs. The circular ...