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  • Voltap fast charging equipment and Stadler Akku BEMU
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    Battery train fast charging station tested

    2021-10-18T10:48:00Z

    GERMANY: A prototype Voltap rapid charging station for battery trains has been tested under real-world conditions for the first time Voltap has been developed by railway electrification technology specialist Furrer+Frey and Tübingen municipal utilities company SWT. The aim is to produce a ...

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    Helsinki – Turku high speed planning gets underway

    2021-10-17T05:00:00Z

    tn_fi-helsinki-station-exterior_01.jpg FINLAND: Responsibility for the development of plans for a high speed line between Helsinki and Turku has been transferred from the national transport infrastructure agency Väylävirasto to the dedicated project body which was established to oversee the project through to completion. Turun Tunnin Juna Oy, ...

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    Volga-Don Canal bridge opened

    2021-10-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A 155 m long bridge across the Volga-Don Canal near Volgograd has been officially opened, carrying a second track to increase the capacity of the Gornopolyansky – Kanalnaya line to 154 trains each way per day. Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev ...

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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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    Structure monitoring system developed

    2021-10-14T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: Kerala Rail Development Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding to use technology developed by Lab2Market for the real-time monitoring of civil engineering structures in areas prone to land settlement and flooding on the planned Silver Line. The 530 km double-track 200 km/h railway is ...

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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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    Transnet to seek private operator for reopened link

    2021-10-12T13:45:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet Freight Rail is to invite bids for a concession to operate the 200 km Cookhouse – Blaney line in Eastern Cape, which was reopened for regular traffic on October 7.

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    Rail Baltica safety assessment services contract awarded

    2021-10-12T13:42:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail and the national project implementers Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas, Rail Baltic Estonia and LTG Infra have awarded Certifer a €4·5m contract to act as the single safety assessment services provider throughout the design, construction and integration phases of developing the ...

  • CP has a fleet of 10 six-car Alfa Pendular tilting trainsets that were supplied by a consortium led by Fiat Ferroviaria in 1999-2000.
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    Cross-border high speed corridor proposed in northern Portugal

    2021-10-12T06:12:00Z

    PORTUGAL: As part of the work feeding into the country’s upcoming National Railway Plan, the Vale d’Ouro Association has put forward proposals for a new line through the Trás-os-Montes region to link Porto with Zamora in Spain.

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    China – Europe transit freight terminal opens in Kaliningrad

    2021-10-12T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A freight terminal has been opened at Chernyakhovsk in Kaliningrad oblast to handle containerised transit traffic between China and Europe. The East-West terminal is close to the border crossing between Zheleznodorozhny in Russia and Skandawa in Poland, and has a capacity of 450 000 TEU/year ...

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    Maintalbahn electrification study commissioned

    2021-10-10T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayern railway agency BEG has appointed Intraplan Consult to undertake a cost-benefit study for the proposed electrification of the Maintalbahn between Aschaffenburg and Miltenberg. BEG said electrification would enable the provision of high quality connections to Frankfurt Hbf and the wider Rhein-Main region, and it ...

  • Greda – Sisak – Sunja line upgrade completed (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Croatian route modernisation completed

    2021-10-09T05:00:00Z

    CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has completed modernisation of the 30·6 km Greda – Sisak – Sunja section of the Zagreb – Sisak – Sunja line. Work began in 2018 and was undertaken by Pružne Građevine at cost of 205m kuna. The maximum speed has been raised to ...

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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.

  • Moldova's CFM takes delivery of Wabtec TE33AC locomotives
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    EBRD finances Moldovan rail corridor upgrade

    2021-10-08T08:43:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has provided national railway operator Calea Ferată din Moldova with a €23·5m loan to finance rehabilitation of the line running south from Bender to Căuşeni, Basarabeasca, Etulia and Giurgiuleşti on the Romanian border. Minister of Infrastructure & Regional ...

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    High-rise wires reach Pipavav port

    2021-10-05T11:38:00Z

    INDIA: Western Railway has started electric operation of freight trains on its Bhavnagar division between Jodhpur and Pipavav, marking a significant milestone in the national electrification programme. Wired at a total cost of Rs2·9bn, the Surendranagar – Pipavav line is the first port feeder route in ...

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    Investment needed to roll out Digital Capacity Management

    2021-10-04T14:34:00Z

    EUROPE: Associations representing infrastructures managers and train operators have endorsed a joint call for EU funding to help roll out Digital Capacity Management to optimise the utilisation of the continent’s rail network for both freight and passenger traffic.

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    ARTC awards Inland Rail missing link contract

    2021-10-04T10:57:00Z

     AUSTRALIA: Contracts have been awarded for a further section of the Inland Rail corridor, with project promoter ARTC selecting a Laing O’Rourke-led consortium to deliver civil works on the so-called ‘missing link’ between northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

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    Two Czech electrification schemes completed

    2021-10-03T05:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Two wiring projects were completed on the national network in September, totalling 38 route-km. On September 9, infrastructure manager SŽ completed wiring of the 29 km single-track line from Olomouc to Uničov. The line is energised at 3 kV DC, but with provision for ...

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    President Bolsonaro launches FICO construction

    2021-09-29T14:39:00Z

    BRAZIL: A ceremony marking the formal start of construction of the Ferrovia de Integraçao Centro-Oeste has been held at Mara Rosa in Goiás state.

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    Koper second track tunnelling begins

    2021-09-29T05:00:00Z

    SLOVENIA: Construction of the first two tunnels for the Divača – Koper second track project has begun. The second track to the port will use a separate alignment to the existing single-track line. It being built by a consortium of Kolektor CPG, Yapı Merkezi and Özaltin, ...